Breaking the Insecurity Pattern

Breaking the Insecurity Pattern

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Bob started a book group and Nancy agreed to participate. They met every Monday night with four others to discuss the book. Concerned that his opinions may sour the other members of the book group, Bob usually kept quiet and kept...
Adult Child Shame

Adult Child Shame

Image by John Hain from Pixabay When you look in the mirror, how do you feel toward who is looking back? For me, it seems to vary each time I look. At one time, I couldn’t tolerate looking in the mirror at all, other than to make sure there was nothing on my face or...
Fear of Rejection, Abandonment, Conflict, or Criticism

Fear of Rejection, Abandonment, Conflict, or Criticism

We are able to feel fear because fear can help us quickly and efficiently act to avoid harm or death when there is a real threat to our safety.  But living with fear of rejection, abandonment, conflict, or criticism does just the opposite.  This kind of chronic,...