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I recently wrote a column called Why People Pleasers Aren’t Weak. That being said, trying to make everyone around us happy can become an emotional liability. Relationships are already enough work. We don’t need to be the only investor. Being a pleaser can put too much onus on one individual.  And here’s what I found…

Sure, I knew I was a people pleaser. But somehow hearing a marriage counselor who is a psychologist tell you this – well, it sounds worse. My counselor’s exact words, “Colleen, you’re a pleaser and a fixer.” People interpret being a pleaser as a weakness. But that’s not necessarily accurate. Yes, there are individuals who…

To the idealist, dreams are exciting. To the realist, they are impractical. Dreams can often lead to an internal conflict. The one voice who says, ‘go for it!’ or the other that says, ‘run from it!’ How do we decipher what is fact or fiction? What is worth pursuing and what is not? What is…

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball If only it were that easy. Even individuals with healthy self-esteem wrestle with some degree of doubt, and when if ever, to put themselves first. Because loving one’s self often gets…

I spent years being intrigued by women’s Second Acts or reinventions profiled in the media. These great stories of self-empowerment.  Women seizing the day and going after the life they’ve always wanted. While I haven’t lost my lust for them I believe labeling them Second Acts is a misnomer. It’s not a Second Act. It’s…

I know a woman who spent two years becoming an EMT in the Fire Department. I paraphrase our conversation, but essentially I told her I thought she was a bada** (you can fill in the blanks) for having the courage to go for it. I was impressed with her strength. Her response caught me off…

It takes guts to go to counseling. Hence, there should be no stigma attached to it. Too many people suffer in silence while many of the world’s aches and pains are universal. There is no shame in seeking relief and respite from the worries of the world. Personal accountability and growth is something to be…

Apologizing can be difficult. Yet, it is one of the most important relationships skills we can master. Why? Because the people we love are more important than being right. Or at least they should be. The problem with the majority of apologies? They are too complex and lack sincerity and simplicity. The complexity derives from…

We don’t really believe it’s okay to take time for ourselves. We want to believe it. We want to invest in ourselves. We want to let our individual heart soar. But down deep there seems to be something selfish about it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Still, it’s just so difficult to invest…

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