EP 449: Overcoming Blocks to Moving Forward with Margaret

In this episode of “Over It and On With It,” Christine Hassler coaches Margaret, who struggles with moving forward in her career due to past health challenges and financial needs. Margaret has experienced a mix of burnout and inertia, pushing too hard and then not enough, as she tries to navigate a balanced approach to re-entering the workforce.

Consider/Ask Yourself:

  • Do you feel safe at home but anxious elsewhere?
  • Have you experienced vulnerability followed by rejection, causing you to withdraw?
  • Do you find yourself pushing hard until you burn out, only to struggle to start again?

Guest Insights:

  • Margaret shares her ongoing battle with adrenal fatigue, anxiety, and the pressure of financial constraints.
  • She expresses frustration with the cyclic nature of pushing herself too hard and then needing extensive recovery time.
  • Her journey has included deep personal insights, yet she still faces the challenge of balancing work demands with personal health.

Aha Moments:

  • Realizing that her pattern of pushing and withdrawing relates to deeper, unresolved issues around safety and self-worth.
  • Acknowledging the need for a deeper level of healing that isn’t about repeating past efforts but going deeper into her own emotional and psychological landscape.

How to Get Over It and On With It:

  • Embrace inner child work to address past traumas and current fears.
  • Reevaluate her beliefs about work and productivity to find a sustainable way of engaging with her career.
  • Seek environments and work that align more closely with her needs as sensitive and empathic person.


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