You don’t owe anyone with Caroline Garnet McGraw


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We didn’t need an excuse to interview our Internet-friend-we’ve-never-actually-met-in-real-life, Caroline Garnet McGraw.

BUT, she did sort of whisper the magic words that made it painstakingly obvious we HAD to talk to her: “I used to be in a cult. And I was good at it.” 👀 Best elevator pitch ever.

Caroline’s first book, You Don’t Owe Anyone: Free Yourself From the Weight of Expectations, is getting published in April, and we got to sit down with her to talk about her journey from INTENSE people-pleaser to free and self-expressed human.

This one goes out to all of you people-pleasers, perfectionists, high achievers and highly sensitives, as well as anyone who struggles to let go of guilt and prioritize your own needs.

We got into…

  • How growing up in a religious cult trained Caroline to please everyone but herself.
  • The physical and mental symptoms you can expect when you’re suffering under the weight of other people’s expectations.
  • Why “not owing anyone” isn’t selfish, and how to rid yourself of guilt for prioritizing your needs and wants.

This was such a deep, necessary conversation — the opposite of surface-level self-help! Share it far and wide, with anyone in your life who needs to hear it.

And leave a comment below after you’ve listened to share what you’ve decided you don’t owe anyone, anymore!


Caroline Garnet McGraw is an author, speaker, and coach for recovering perfectionists. She’s the creator of A Wish Come Clear, a popular blog devoted to trading perfectionism for possibility, as well as several online interview series. She’s a two-time TEDx speaker, and her essays have been featured on The Huffington Post, Momastery, and Women For One. Caroline lives in Florence, Alabama, with her family.

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  • Cassie

    I started following Caroline because of COF. I definitely identify with the codependent perfectionist good-girl syndrome. I can’t wait to read the book

    • Kristen Walker

      Isn’t Caroline great?? I think you’ll LOVE her book!

  • Jen

    I pre-ordered the book before the I actually even finished the episode. I’m so glad it is arriving early. Thanks for the introducing me to Caroline.