Other People’s Opinions

I have lived most of my life trying to please what I thought were other people's opinions of me. I lived in fear and shame because I never thought I could meet other people's expectations. I made myself smaller and smaller and I bottled up all of my own personality so I could be liked.... Continue Reading →

Alcohol Part Three

I've talked about alcohol a bit over the past few months, mainly my decision to quit drinking and the emotions around it. Well, I had been getting the feeling of "why do I have to quit, why not just casually have a drink here or there?" so I let myself enjoy our recent vacation with... Continue Reading →

Cheerleader

Most of my life, I've always diminished my successes when I am speaking about them. Alright, all of my life. I have also diminished my health or personal issues.  When someone else congratulates me or brags about me with me around, I try to minimize the effect. Why? Because I haven't wanted to stand out... Continue Reading →

Winning

Throughout our lives, we are so frequently in competition. Regardless of whether we are in competition with ourselves or someone else, winning is always the end game. The problem is that so many of us see winning as the only part of the game. It's either you win or you lose. We easily forget that... Continue Reading →

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