Posts by Lauren McCoy

Lauren McCoy is a licensed professional counselor and emotional wellness coach who specializes in healing codependency, perfectionism, and people pleasing through inner child work and somatic practices. She helps her clients reach their goals in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment. Her style is warm, open, and empowering, and she provides webinars, group coaching, and private sessions. You can connect with her online at www.letgowithlo.com and on Instagram @letgowithlo.

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The Exhausted Extrovert: How I Stopped Worrying About How People See Me

“When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we are not pretending, we are not hiding—we are simply present with whatever is going on inside us. Ironically, it is this very feeling of authenticity that draws people to us, not the brittle effort of perfectionism.”  ~Maureen Cooper

Most people in my life would call me an extrovert, and I often refer to myself with that label as well. On the surface, I appear friendly, talkative, and enthusiastic, and those characteristics became part of my identity at an early age. I enjoy being around other people and value my interpersonal relationships.

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