Shouldn’t feeling good feel… easy? (Spoiler alert: I’m not so sure)

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And how to do it better

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How to break free of “good girl” conditioning

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In our efforts to remain safe and not judged by others, we often orient ourselves in a manner to make sure we’re doing everything “right.”

On the surface, this can appear to be a decent way to live and be in the world. Who doesn’t want to be a good…


Really. Write them down, and the rest will take care of itself.

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So. What do you want? Like, actually WANT? Desire, with all of your heart? Dream about? Think about in your spare time? Have constructed elaborate gorgeous fantasies about in your head? Your heart’s truest, most delicious and delightful desires?

And does anybody else know about these desires? …


Stop murdering your village of weirdos.

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Three intriguing exercises to try.

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Struggling with burden mentality.

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A chart for people who struggle with thinking patterns based on fear or self-pity

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This summer, I wrote an essay titled “Instead of positive thinking, try this.” I posited that positive thinking wasn’t useful, and in fact, can be harmful. I then offered a framework for thinking in more useful ways.

I still think that holds, and it’s something I’ve been delving more into…


You can get better at making decisions, just not how you’ve been taught.

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A plan for (finally) dropping the victim narrative

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I use this term a lot in my work with coaching clients: despair mode.

I see folks slip into this place so easily. A mode of freak out. Of self pity. Of negativity. Of spiraling out about worst-case scenarios. Of what’s-the-point-ism. Of fear.

For most of my 40-plus years, this…

Catherine Andrews

Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother. http://catherinedandrews.com

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