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People Pleasers

Brave

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice for those who hadn't, wouldn't or couldn't? Now that was terrifying.

Halloween and Our Inner Skeletons

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Giraldo Kerr

But the point remains. Halloween is here and somehow our own skeletons (in this case, our need for attention) tend to come out and demand -- I mean, command -- the spotlight. It is around this time of the year when we consciously or unconsciously become "hustlers" for attention.

How To Master The Art Of Saying 'No'

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

No! It's a pretty scary word, right? It certainly is for me. It's like a well-placed "boo!" bursting through the darkness from an unseen corner. In fact, I find "no" so scary that that I often have difficulty saying it, and that's just where my problem begins.

Are You A People-Pleaser? A Healthier Approach To Friendships

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

Trying to solve your crappy self-worth through outside approval is a race you're always going to be running at half-speed. When the outside approval dies down, that's the discomfort you have to sit with. That's the "you" you have to learn to love.

When To Stop Being A Hero

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Now, it's perfectly normal to gain recognition and satisfaction from being the only one who can solve a particular problem, but when the joy of the recognition quickly fades into resentment, stress or overwhelm, sorry -- you've become the hero at a great cost.

Turning 'Lonely' Into 'Happily Solo'

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

About nine months into my solo living it hit me -- I was enjoying my life a lot more than I did before.

Are You A People-Pleaser? You May Be Guilty Of This

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you hate letting down other people? A new study suggests you may be more apt to overeat in social situations (and yes, that includes Super Bowl par...

How To Stop Being A People-Pleaser

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Despite the self-empowerment messages we hear, people pleasing is still rampant, especially among women.

Nice People Can Finish First

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

People pleasers give themselves away and call it nice. But it's not nice if you feel used, taken for granted, and don't get your needs met.