Superwoman Syndrome: How to stop doing everything all the time

I used to suffer terribly with this.  My schedule was jam packed, I was working the equivalent of full time plus studying full time AND I was a single mother on top of that.  The candle burning at both ends, I would frequently fall apart under the weight of it all.  Little spack attacks.  I still remember throwing my chopping board across the room in a fit of over-exhausted rage.  I just couldn’t keep up.

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Self Talk

“I hate my hair. I hate my skin. I’m fat. I’m ugly. Nobody likes me. I can’t get anything right. I’ve stuffed up again. I’m a failure”. Notice a pattern? None of that stuff is measurable. Every single one of those statements will depend on my opinion more than an actual fact. What if I don’t suck, and it’s just my opinion that sucks? How do I NOT do this to myself?

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Sleep: Why i couldn't and why i can now

I used to wake up, without fail, almost every single night. Providing I actually got myself to sleep in the first place, I would lie there in bed thinking about what someone had said that day and then imagine myself saying what I wish I had said, and then their new imaginary response. If only I knew then, what I know now...

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Imposter Syndrome: Never wait until you're good enough

It has only recently dawned on me, that there has been something holding me back. A real underlying fear for me. Underneath the surface, hidden from my own conscious awareness, has been this fear that I am not good enough to achieve my dreams..

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