At Work

Are You Running From Shame?

Shame Versus Guilt Do you know the difference between shame and guilt? People often confuse the two. It’s easy to think you’ve done something wrong when you feel guilt, and Give Away Girls are often deceived by a nagging sense of guilt. What feels like...

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

There was an article on the front page of USA Today about Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. She is reputed to be one of the most powerful women in business and a lead executive at Facebook. The book review by Julia M. Klein states that Ms. Sandberg’s book talked...

Women and Self-Deprecation

We live in a culture that expects women to put themselves down a lot. In fact, a big part of my book and this blog is about women who constantly and inadvertently engage in this unhealthy, detrimental caretaking dance. What is detrimental caretaking (DC)? DC is when...

No Rest for the Weary?

Too many women out there, particularly ones with codependent characteristics do not take the time to rest. To them, productivity is key. They live by a motto of “Do more, be productive, keep going, must achieve….” Are you a modern-day Cinderella? If...