Living Without Girly Thoughts? See How This Can Literally Look

August 21st, 2014 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Adolescents' Issues | Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Women's Issues

By Patricia O’Gorman, PhD

Author of

Girly Thoughts Detox
The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power   (publication date 10.28.14)




The Resilient Woman

The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013)




Healing TraumaHealing Trauma Through Self-Parenting—The Codependency Connection (2012)




Our girly thoughts define us. They tell us what we can and cannot do. They encase us in the known and confine us to the acceptable. And they promise punishment if we move outside of these defined walls.

So what does living without your girly thoughts look like? How does it feel? And most important, how do you begin?


A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words

If you want a life that is not ruled by your girly thoughts, then BREAK FREE. Feel your inner freedom and joy.

Is that hard work? Yes, of course it is. You were confined. But see what happens when you risk leaving the known.

Living without Girly Thoughts pic 1

 Break Through From Your Mold By Zenos Frudakis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Dare to Feel Your Real Power

When you dare to break free from what has been confining you, you can begin to sense you true power. Sit back and feel your unencumbered energy surge through you. Allow yourself to know the energy that can emanate through your perfectly imperfect body.

Living without Girly Thoughts pic 2

Expansion by Paige Bradley, New York, USA

As you reject your girly thoughts and embrace your personal power, you open yourself to living a life free of the constraints imposed by these toxic self-judgments, freeing yourself to live a life based upon who you so gloriously are.

Let me know how you are tackling your girly thoughts.  Send me a comment, or an email at

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Patricia A. O'Gorman, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice. She is noted for her work on women, trauma, and substance abuse and for her warm, inspiring, and amusing presentations that make complex issues accessible and even fun. She has served as a consultant to organizations across the country in preventative and clinical strategic planning. Dr. O'Gorman is a cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and she has held positions ranging from director of a rape crisis center to clinical director of a child welfare agency, and director of the division of prevention for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). She is a veteran of numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America, Today, and AM Sunday and is the author of eight books including: The Girly Thoughts 10 Day Detox Plan (2014), The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (2013), and Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting (2012) 12 Steps to Self-Parenting.

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