Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Learning To Receive, Rather Than Give, At Midlife

  • Broadcast in Self Help
The Change Guru

The Change Guru


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow The Change Guru.

Most of us women are very good at giving our time, energy and props to others but when it comes to accepting compliments, acknowledging our victories and all around relishing in success, we are excellent deflectors. Whether it's because we've been raised to not be "selfish" or because we don't believe in our self worth, it's sometimes easier to give appreciation and attention to everyone else rather than bask in our own accomplishments or worthiness.

I got a taste of this recently when I received the print version of my first book. I felt a push to not enjoy the moment, to not share the news with friends, to not take a moment to say "Wow, I wrote a book!". Then I stopped for a second and thought, "What? Why is it tough to accept a compliment? Why do I want to push away a good moment." And those thoughts brought to mind the overall pushback we feel when the attention is on us.

And here's a link to the YouTube vid where I share ways to step up and stop the myth of feeling invisible at midlife - watch here

You can support the show by buying my book or following me here