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The Danger of Being ‘Responsible’

How to break free of “good girl” conditioning

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In our efforts to remain safe and not judged by others, we often orient ourselves in a manner to make sure we’re doing everything “right.”

On the surface, this can appear to be a decent way to live and be in the world. Who doesn’t want to be a good person? Who doesn’t want to try to work hard, recycle, be…

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Catherine Andrews

Catherine Andrews

Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother. http://catherinedandrews.com

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