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Busting the myths of boundaries

Message Six: Busting the myths of boundaries I'm so pleased to be here with you again, one more time, for the final message* in this special series to help you stop your overwhelm. I’ve talked about how to eat that overwhelm watermelon one bite at a time, how to get...

Breaking up with drama

Breaking up with drama (Episode 53) If you’ve ever had to live or work with somebody who is constantly stirring up drama, you know how exhausting it can be. How do you manage to stop the drama so it doesn’t control you? That’s what Kay Coughlin talks about in this...

When to set a boundary to stop your overwhelm

Message Five: When to set a boundary to reduce your overwhelm In the first four messages in this series, I talked about the oh-so-real skills to begin to stop your overwhelm immediately. Today, we are finally ready to get down to the nitty-gritty of setting...

Get curious to stop the overwhelm

Message Three: Get Curious Hello again! In case you missed the first two messages in this series, here’s what you need to know. In message one, I talked about how overwhelm once again got to me while I was in the middle of creating this series on overwhelm! (And my...

Focus on just one thing to stop the overwhelm

Message Two: Stop the Overwhelm - Set Boundaries In the first message I sent, I talked about how overwhelm got me again while I was in the middle of creating this series on, of all things, overwhelm!* Today, I’m going to talk about how I picked up skill #1 to stop...

Message one – Stop the Overwhelm, Set Boundaries

Message One: Stop the Overwhelm - Set Boundaries I have a confession to make: My original plan for this “Stop the Overwhelm - Set Boundaries” series was to send these emails and release a string of short complementary videos. But as I worked diligently through the...

Stop Overwhelm Series

Stop the Overwhelm - Set Boundaries Message Series Message One - How I got overwhelmed while writing this series on overwhelm Message Two - Focus on just one thing Message Three - Get curious so you can see what's really going on  Message Four - Decide what you want...

Overfunctioning

Overfunctioning (Episode 52) In this episode, Kay Coughlin confesses to being an overfunctioner, and explains what overfunctioning is and when it might be a problem for caregivers. Importantly, when a caregiver overfunctions for a care receiver, it might be keeping...

Being a sandwich family caregiver

Being a sandwich family caregiver (Episode 51) If you are raising kids and caring for an adult at the same time, you’re what’s known as a “sandwich family caregiver.” In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about her personal experience being a sandwich family caregiver....