Stop Giving It Away (SGIA) is a new self-advocacy movement for women, aimed at recognizing and stopping the unnecessary self-sacrifice and disempowering circumstances that leave many women feeling used, burned out, sad, resentful, angry or confused.

Question to Ask Yourself:
Are you a people pleaser?
Do you sometimes feel that others can manipulate you?
Do you feel like you give more than you get in relationships
Do you feel guilty when you try to set limits of boundaries that other people don’t like?
Do you ever feel like someone else is running your life?
Where are you on the detrimental caretaking lifeline?



Stop Giving It Away is a brand, book, website and solutions program developed by Cherilynn M. Veland, MSW, LCSW, a Chicago-area psychotherapist and social worker. Stop Giving It Away is a solutions-based approach to the chronic busyness and overfunctioning to which so many women are prone. It’s the product of more than 20 years of counseling individuals, couples and families. The SGIA team is comprised of women from various professional backgrounds whose goal is to reach out to you and touch your life in a positive, empowering way.