Other People’s Problems, Projections, and Expectations. Rise Above Them.

They may ask a lot of you; they may tell you what to do . . . But why?

Other people’s problems, projections, and (contagious) expectations (OPPPE!) are things we deal with every day—on both the sending and receiving end. They are easy to get hooked into and one of the greatest causes of resentment, confusion, exhaustion, blame, judgment, and lost time and energy. We’re often so close to them, we don’t realize they’re happening. Yet with awareness, we can start to discern what’s ours, what’s not, and what energy we choose to expend appropriately. Nourishing our IEP and using the tools offered in this book help us get better at navigating OPPPE. The frameworks ...

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