How to stop pretending everything is OK

Get the guide: Disrupt Human Giver Syndrome How to stop pretending everything is OK (Episode 42) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about her lifetime of memories of pretending to be OK so that the people around her wouldn’t have to worry about her. And she talks...
What it looks like to dare to live your own life

What it looks like to dare to live your own life

Get the guide: Disrupt Human Giver Syndrome What it looks like to dare to live your own life (Episode 41) Daring to live your own life sounds great, but what exactly does that look like? In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about what could be possible for you to...

You can’t hurt somebody else’s feelings

Get the guide: Human Giver Syndrome You can’t hurt somebody else’s feelings (Episode 40) Have you ever heard, “You can’t hurt somebody else’s feelings,” and then did a double-take? Because there’s no way that could possibly be true, right? In this episode,...

The Human Giver System

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" messages The Human Giver System (Episode 35) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about what she calls the “Human Giver System,” which is the system that relies on countless unpaid human caregivers to sacrifice...
Human Giver Syndrome

Human Giver Syndrome

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications Human Giver Syndrome (Episode 31) Human Giver Syndrome is the belief that some people (the givers) are supposed to exist to put all of their energy into creating comfort and success for other people,...

It’s OK to want to be seen

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications It’s OK to want to be seen for who you are (Episode 29) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about another radical idea: that it’s OK for caregivers to have identities and lives that don’t...
Yes, it’s hard to decide where to start

Yes, it’s hard to decide where to start

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications It’s hard to decide where to start (Episode 28) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about why the overwhelming experience of being a caregiver can keep you stuck, unable to make changes to...
What if judgment had no power over you?

What if judgment had no power over you?

Sign up for "From One Caregiver to Another" notifications What if judgment had no power over you? (Episode 27) Can you imagine what your life might look like if the judgment all around you wasn’t such a big deal?  Judgment is really a big and painful part of...
When emotions of family members are overwhelming

When emotions of family members are overwhelming

Caregivers and parents: are the emotions of your family members overwhelming you?  If so, please know you can begin to reduce that overwhelm with three little words! In this short video (it’s less than 4 minutes!), I will show you a sequence of three tiny words...
How not to be overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings

How not to be overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings

Caregivers and parents feeling overwhelmed by stay-at-home orders: are your emotions overloading you? If so, please know you can begin to reduce that overwhelm! In this short video, I help you see what’s really going on in your head. Understanding the connection...