Stepping away from compulsive selflessness

Stepping away from compulsive selflessness

Compulsive selflessness. I wish I could say the term was mine, but I heard it from another Second Gen (someone born and/or raised in an extremist group) from the cult I grew up in. Compulsive selflessness. We were literally taught to “live our lives for the sake of...

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Stand in your power

Stand in your power

Yes, I am powerless. Yes, I still think I have power. And responsibility. Power and responsibility to make sure people around me are happy. Power and responsibility to make sure they don’t get upset with me. And yes, I am wrong about that. Completely, magnificently,...

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Wow. I still think I have power…

Wow. I still think I have power…

My anxiety has been a bit rampant recently. I wonder why???? 🙂 I added a tool to my toolkit. I worked out a plan with my therapist to, if not handle, at least be less thrown by my anxiety. First, I think “Pause.” Then I remember that I’m powerless. The great thing is...

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5 hours ago
It is pretty funny - and sad - that I wanted red hi-tops for years and years, but I would never let myself buy them. "It's frivolous."I'd think. "You don't have that kind of money"

I didn't think I was worth it

I finally got them for myself

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19 hours ago
See this Instagram video by @jaffejuicetv https://t.co/4tPWREz3mt

Thank you @jaffejuice @jaffejuicetv for this excellent discussion on what "normal" is and why it's overrated.
22 hours ago
Sometimes gentleness needs to be put aside - or at least gentleness to me needs to be first. For those with #compulsiveselflessness, self-gentleness isn't even an afterthought. It's a non-thought

Let's start thinking it. Be you. Be #FEARLESS

#tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders https://t.co/ztfvcUV5uT
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