Put Yourself/Health First: Feel Guilty?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2001
Put Yourself/Health First: Feel Guilty?
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 3:36pm

One of the habits that helps me relax is cruising through blogs of different people. I like skimming ideas and insights and seeing what speaks to me.

This week, Danielle LaPorte offered a post “You’re going to Feel guilty.”

What a provocative title! She is writing about the price for following your dreams and deep desires. I thought about my clients and friends  who live with chronic illness, and are trying to make life work for everyone else, because they cannot bear to feel guilty. They sacrifice their own needs for others – just to avoid guilt.

To read more, go to:  http://www.creakyjoints.org/blogs/ethereal-cereal/when-you-put-yourself-and-your-health-first

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 9:39pm

How true!...As women we do this and it's really hard not to feel guilty when we have to put ourselves first.

Sometimes there is no other option...

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Wed, 05-08-2013 - 9:16am

What an interesting blogger she is. I do think that as women, we are especially prone to guilt. Most of us watched our mothers do without and sacrifice for the family and we feel compelled to do the same.