Do you find yourself making lots of sacrifices for family members and loved ones and never getting much in return? Do you spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about what they would say or what they would think of you if you risked disappointing them?

If that kind of one-sided pattern sounds like yours, you don’t have to feel trapped and you’re definitely not alone. There is a way out and I’ll help you find it. Although you may have been seeking out others to get their approval, acceptance and affirmation, people can’t give you what they don’t have for themselves. You have to give it to yourself.The path to peace is for you to re-learn how to value yourself so you can take back control of your life and your time.

I used to identify myself as the family rescuer. I was the family caregiver, the gal they all called on when life got too crazy. I used to feel obligated to fix and put my family back together and I jumped every time, dropping everything in my life to run to their aid.

Last year I finally made the decision to stop catering to the needs of my drama-filled, dysfunctional family. It’s been so freeing. In my latest video last Friday, I shared how that choice was the initial motivation for me to get healthy once and for all. Click the image above to view the video.