Sometimes life can cause us to feel tangled up inside.
When we've got a difficult decision to make; when we're in a challenging situation that we can't figure our way out of; when we're overwhelmed with life; when we're in a conflict with someone we love.
This tangle can be uncomfortable at best, painful at worst.
In these situations, our instinct may be to try to work really hard trying to untangle the knot.
Recently I was interviewed for an article on Psych Central about why boundary setting is so hard for people pleasers, and why it's so important to learn how to set them.
This is one of my favorite topics so I was excited to have the opportunity to share my thoughts!
I'd love to hear what you think.
Stay tuned for part 2 next month where I talk about how to get started with boundary setting when it's new and scary.
Sometimes you're quoted in an article and no one tells you. I just stumbled upon (aka found when Googling myself...) this LIVESTRONG article from March 2018 that used a couple of my quotes.
10 Ways to Shut Up Your Inner Critic for Good
You'll find me on slide #2 and #8, but I'd recommend checking out all 10 slides for great ideas about dealing with the pesky inner critic that lives in all of us.
This BuzzFeed article offers strategies from a handful of coaches, social workers, and therapists (including me!) to help you deal with the Judgy McJudgeFace that lives inside us.
On Halloween morning this year, I considered whether or not I should wear a costume to my Zumba class.
At first, it seemed like an inconsequential decision.
Wear one, don't wear one, who really cares, right??!!
But as the day transpired, I realized there were a couple of things that did feel important about my eventual decision to don a little devil outfit and head to class.
fara tucker, lcsw
therapist~consultant~teacher in Portland, Oregon