Posts by Elizabeth Mintun

Elizabeth Mintun is a mindful coach and psychotherapist. She is the creator and host of The Calming Ground podcast. Elizabeth has a psychotherapy private practice and mindful life coaching practice. She also runs an online self-care membership for women called The Calming Ground. For a free guided meditation, click here. You can also follow The Calming Ground on Facebook and Instagram.

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How to Start Saying No When You’re Afraid of Disapproval

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” ~Robert Tew

When I say that my need for people to like me has been one of the hidden rulers of my life, I’m not kidding!

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted everyone to like me, and I had significant anxiety if they didn’t. My fear of the disapproval of others quietly lurked beneath the surface like a shadow under my skin, dictating my behavior and my mood.

I was so afraid of the disapproval of others that I would ruminate over