The Perils of People Pleasing, or Influence Apart From Manipulation

“Focus on your intentions.” That is some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten. In addition to (or perhaps in conjunction with) being a recovering nice girl, I’m also trying to kick the horrid habit of being a people pleaser. I used to cringe at the thought of letting someone down or not being who … Continue reading The Perils of People Pleasing, or Influence Apart From Manipulation

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Lost and Found: Femininity

  I catch these glimpses of strong-willed, brave, passionate women and it is undeniably moving.  True Femininity is a beautiful and gravitational force.  It’s enigmatic, hard to put into words, but when I see it, my heart leaps up. The feminine concept has had a tough go.  More often, it is either shrouded in cheap … Continue reading Lost and Found: Femininity