Our first baby bump photo, taken on an impromptu trip to Nags Head after New Year's 2015.

Our first baby bump photo, taken on an impromptu trip to Nags Head after New Year’s 2015.

Attention Anonymous is an online support space for others dealing with life issues of taking responsibility for other people’s actions, setting healthy boundaries, surrounding themselves with safe people, seeking inappropriate attention and approval, and living in the present moment.

My name is Ruth Cassell. I am a working mother, raising a little boy to be a young man, expecting his half-brother in May 2015, recently married to a man who never tells me not to cry, working for a local non-profit counseling agency, studying for my masters degree at Hollins University, fitting in yoga and the gym when possible, and writing to keep it all in perspective.

In previous relationships, I lost myself in others, and I work each day to set boundaries and maintain the stability that comes from unapologetically taking care of me.

By sharing stories through Attention Anonymous we will learn that there are others who share the experience of:

  • Not being able to say no.
  • Getting involved in relationships that whittle away at your sense of self-worth.
  • Giving so much that you lose yourself.
  • Finding more joy in others’ success than in your own.
  • Allowing yourself to get involved in more projects than you can manage.
  • Craving the attention of others to bring you a sense of accomplishment.
  • Not being satisfied with your own approval.

Share your story, through comments or direct email so that we all may grow from shared experience.


2 Responses to “About”
  1. Sandy Sue says:

    Ruth, thanks for visiting my site and choosing to follow along.

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