Posts by Aisling Peartree

Aisling Peartree is a singer, songwriter, mental health and addiction writer, tapping coach (Emotional Freedom Technique), Columbia University alumna and nomad. With the Freedom Movement, she and her sister Nikomo Peartree offer peace circles and concerts, guided meditations, creative arts therapy, peer counseling, educational consulting, and more.

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Overcoming Envy: How to Stop Feeling Inferior and Insecure

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

If you are suffering from the painful sting of envy, know that you are not alone. I was there too, for a very long time. Envy can be a crippling emotion. For me it has been connected to my depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

It has been a very painful twenty years since my attachment to envy began, involving comparison, competition, judgment, harsh criticism of myself and others, in a never-ending, futile attempt to soothe my wounded ego.

I was constantly, obsessively, relentlessly afraid of being inadequate and inferior—to a classmate, …