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7 Signs You're a People-Pleaser authenticity people pleasing people-pleasers self-improvement self-worth Jul 10, 2024

 

As a psychologist, I often work with clients struggling in their relationships because of their habits of people-pleasing. This behavior, while well-intentioned, can actually do more harm than good in your relationships and personal well-being. 

Most people I work with didn't...

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Overcoming the Challenges of Setting Boundaries authenticity boundaries effective communication Jun 23, 2024

Setting boundaries is very important to maintaining healthy relationships and protecting your well-being. However, it can be particularly challenging in toxic relationships where the other person may react negatively or try to manipulate you into feeling guilty. Despite these difficulties,...

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From Fear to Freedom: A Guide to Authenticity authenticity self-worth Jun 18, 2024

 "Our deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." – Marianne Williamson.

Fear can make us feel stuck. We don't try new things or share our true selves because we fear failure or judgment. But here's the truth: Fear is holding...

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