Does “Fitting In” Damage Your Personal Values?

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Fitting in and belonging to a group can be a great source of other-dependent esteem for the group members. The other-dependent esteem provided by the group can feel just like self-dependent esteem. There is a difference though. Other-dependent esteem belongs to the group while self-dependent esteem belongs to you. Other-dependent esteem provided by the group […]

Are You Trying To Escape By Depending On Others?

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Make a list of some of the negative, bad, or uncomfortable feelings you have attempted to fix by depending upon someone or something to do so. Most individuals engage in some kind of behavior or rely upon another person in their attempt to rid themselves of their uncomfortable feelings and to make themselves feel a […]

Women’s Events In Tampa – On Point Women’s EXPO!

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I’ve been accepted to the On Point Women’s EXPO! Please join us Saturday, February 4th at the West Shore Plaza for a one-day celebration for women! Offering women the best in business, life, style and health resources. Over 100 exhibitors, unique products and services, new companies and local resources. All catering to the many needs […]

When Does Being a Workaholic Equal Unhappiness?

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Although “workaholics” might complain about how hard they work, and they often will, each individual in the prior examples is getting something good out of satisfying their other-dependent needs, even when the end result is unhappiness. Most are so focused on satisfying their other-dependent needs that they have no time or energy left for anything […]