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How Motherhood Forced Me Out of PeoplePleasing

No More “Nice Girl” :: How Motherhood Forced Me Out of People-Pleasing

I’m a lifelong non-confrontational, “nice girl”. Like all other “nice girls”, I learned at a pretty early age  to keep quiet when something upset me and accept inappropriate remarks and behavior with a polite smile, because that’s what “nice” people do. They keep the drama quotient low and avoid conflict whenever possible. The problem is that conflict […]

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The New ‘B’ Word

There’s a new “B” word in town, and it ends with “-ully.” I know that the anti-bullying campaign started with the best of intentions.  Bullying is real.  In fact, I was bullied pretty severely for a time in high school.  A group of older girls I didn’t really know decided they didn’t like me for […]

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