Christina Perkins is a needy human who is working daily on accepting her neediness. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, pet caretaker, enneagram 2, INFJ, and a Scorpio. She is currently in private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee and working toward a Doctorate in Social Work. She is a cis, queer woman who is working really hard to hold open space for queer people in the Southeast to be themselves, take care of themselves, and tend to their mental health. She is a cancer survivor, an Ivy League educated and once poor kid from rural Appalachia, a good friend, sister, and partner, and a pretty kick-ass historian of 80s and 90s useless song lyrics.
In today’s powerful episode, Christina and I discuss the importance of prioritizing your needs when you work in a helping profession. Through Christina’s insight and beautiful anecdotes, we explore the true cost of putting other people first and what it means to believe that your worth relies squarely on what you DO for others instead of who you are. Christina reminds us that it’s time to take off our superhero capes and bring our needs into the center of our lives.
Christina is also a Tend graduate, so she shared a little bit about her experience in Tend last year. If you are interested in joining me for Tend, you have a little over a week to claim your seat! You can find out more by clicking this link.
Tune in to hear us explore…
- Dismantling the belief that asking for help means you are weak
- How holding space for others ethically means embracing & tending to your needs first
- Feeling — and trusting — your feelings (even anger)
- Navigating feedback from others when we change how we show up in our relationships
- Loving out of abundance instead of deficit
Hang with Christina…
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