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A People-Pleasers Journey to Self-Discovery

A People-Pleasers Journey to Self-Discovery

For over forty years, I walked a path paved with the stones of others' expectations, a road mapped by the need to please, to be accepted, and to be loved. People-pleasing wasn't just a habit; it was my identity. I knew its contours intimately—how it whispered...

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Fawning versus People Pleasing.

Fawning versus People Pleasing.

FAWNING versus PEOPLE PLEASING, is there a difference? Indeed, a nuanced divergence is rooted mainly in their origins and motivations, although the two can often appear similar. A fawn response, a term introduced by therapist Pete Walker, is one of the four primary...

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Is People Pleasing A Trauma Response?

Is People Pleasing A Trauma Response?

Understanding the Connection Between People-Pleasing and Trauma Reading people pleasing is a trauma response can be quite confronting, especially if you are just setting out to understand what it is. Trauma is a polarising word at the best of times. We may not have...

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Red Flags for a People Pleaser

Red Flags for a People Pleaser

Do you find yourself constantly seeking validation from others? Are you often prioritizing the needs and desires of others over your own? If so, you may be caught in the trauma trap of being a people-pleaser, a coping mechanism that can significantly impact your life...

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What is a People Pleaser?

What is a People Pleaser?

In a world driven by social interactions and a desire for acceptance, it’s not uncommon for individuals to find themselves trapped in the cycle of people pleasing.

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Gen X Covert Trauma Revisited

Gen X Covert Trauma Revisited

Generation X - the crew born between 1965 and 1980 and currently living the highest levels of covert trauma you ever will in your lifetime. The crew born to Baby-Boomer parents, whose grandparents were born in war times and likely went to war between 1939 and 1945....

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Theresa May and The Lost Voice of Brexit

Theresa May and The Lost Voice of Brexit

If you're a person who follows the news, you'll have seen that the UK Prime Minister Theresa May has lost her voice. Standing in Parliament trying to speak to her colleagues about the options with Brexit. As the voice of the Emotional Immune System, I want to point...

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Coping With Second Generation Peer Pressure

Coping With Second Generation Peer Pressure

I want to put something into immediate context for you before I even get into the crux of this blog today. I needed an image for this post and typed in "teenager fighting with parents" in the search area, and this was the first image. I did a double take at the small...

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Suffering Is So Yesterday

Suffering Is So Yesterday

2018 has taught me one major thing. Delusion is something your reptilian brain dangles in front of you like the proverbial carrot. We've been watching train wreck after train wreck happen in some pretty significant parts of the world, together with humaning that...

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Ever wondered what a soul agreement is?

Ever wondered what a soul agreement is?

What the heck is a soul agreement? That's a really great question because soul agreements are a really large part of our being here. Have you ever wondered how you landed in the family that you did whether you were born into that family or whether your specific soul...

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Children: Personal Development Nirvana

Children: Personal Development Nirvana

Parenting nirvana....sigh. There's nothing like having a twelve year old and an eleven year old to question if you made the right choice in deciding to become a parent over a decade ago. You know, that decade where sleep was at a premium for the first part, all those...

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How your truth can set you on fire and free together

How your truth can set you on fire and free together

You know that saying "The truth will set you free"? Sometimes your truth can set you on fire because the person you are speaking your truth to might not be in a place to receive that information. It could very well be their truth too, that they especially need to...

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