Inner Critic

Ongoing thoughts that are negative and critical create feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.

Did you get chills when you read that!? I definitely did, because I know that pain firsthand.

Like most psychological things, that constant chatter in your head stems from early experiences with your primary caregivers. The good news is, you don’t need to dig in to the nitty gritty right now to start making friends with that inner critic that always has so much to say.

The committee, as I call it, plays a significant role in how you live your life, the choices you make, and how you feel about yourself. And that means, we have to coexist in a positive way!

My guest today spent many years feeling lost and fulfilled. She thought she was living the dream with the husband, the kids, the job… but on the inside she was sinking.

A high-stress lifestyle of work and diapers made her life unrecognizable and she slowly started to shut down. Feeling unfulfilled and listening to the inner critic telling her her husband didn’t love her, she would dive deeper into work where she felt seen and successful, and straight into the arms of another man.

Jill’s rock bottom moment came crashing down and she had to make some tough choices. She got the happy ending, but it was at the end of a long and bumpy road.

I know you can relate to that.

Listen in to Jill’s story of harsh realities, facing the consequences of her decisions, dealing with alcohol having front-row seat in her marriage, and taming that inner critic to get to the happy ending.


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