Posts by Sarah Powers

Sarah Powers is a licensed professional counselor, writer, photographer, marathon runner, and lover of adventure. She lives in the Oklahoma City area with her amazing husband and her two lovable wiener dogs.

“Nice” Isn’t a Compliment: Letting Go of the Need to Please

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” ~Brene Brown

When I was in the seventh grade, I moved to a new city and started a new school. I was terrified and filled with anxiety about navigating this new world without a single friend. What if no one liked me?

My first week there, I walked through the cafeteria some when two girls called me over to their table. I breathed a sigh of relief, thinking maybe I would be able to make a friend. I went over smiling …