What In The World Is Codependency?

I’m Coda What? “Are you kidding me? I’m not codependent and I don’t need a support group!”That was me ten years ago, when I was an emotional basket case and clueless about just how deep I was in a codependent mud puddle. And, a codependency recovery...

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Attachment Styles: How Do You Attach To Others?

We've explored the nature of codependency and how it can slowly ruin a relationship. You get into a relationship and things seem so amazing when the “love high” is going on. However, at some point the relationship takes on some patterns that are not so...

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Set Boundaries With Loved Ones

It’s Alright to Set Boundaries With Loved Ones   I'm no stranger to online recovery forums. I find many people write in wondering how to set boundaries with their loved ones.  Whether their loved one is an addict, alcoholic, selfish, unavailable emotionally,...

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5 Must Read Books For Loved Ones Of Addicts/Alcoholics

If you've got a loved one struggling with alcoholism or addiction, chances are you're wondering how you can best support them and take care of you.  It's not easy being on the opposite end of an addict, that's for sure. I suggest reading several books on...

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How To Tell If My Husband (Or Wife) Is Using Drugs

How To Tell If My Husband (Or Wife) Is Using Drugs   Not knowing if your spouse is using drugs or not can cause so much anxiety.  Maybe they’ve got a history of drug use or maybe you’re seeing some sketchy behaviors.  Have you caught him in a lie? Is...

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Addiction & Neuroplasticity: What’s The Deal?

Addiction & Neuroplasticity: What's The Deal?   With millions struggling with addiction globally, something’s got to break treatment wise. Sure, some progress is being made, but not nearly enough.  There’s a lot of theories as to what needs to happen, and...

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Can A Codependent Be A Narcissist?

Can You Be Codependent and a Narcissist? Some people have asked me if it’s possible that they could be codependent and a narcissist.  Now, from a psychological standpoint, the answer is no, mainly because each disorder is at the opposite end of the...

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A Prayer For When The Struggle Is Real

 A Prayer For When The Struggle Is Real Sometimes life feels as if it’s out of control. The struggle. Thoughts racing. Worries mounting. Sleepless nights. Trials and tribulations seem to be lurking around way too many corners, right?Check out the rest of...

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Embrace The Beauty Of A Scar

Embrace The Beauty Of A Scar Everyone experiences pain in life at various time.  We all get hurt. We all go through some pretty rough times. In fact, some of you may be struggling with something painful right now.Do you have any scars on your body?  A...

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Are You Abiding In Peace?

 Are You Abiding In Peace? When I think that God can love me despite my flaws, my mistakes, my forsaking my faith so many times…. I am overwhelmed with emotion.When I allow myself to sit in silence, to just inhale peace, it is there that all is well. ...

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How Do You Fight Your Battles?

 How Do You Fight Your Battles? I love worship music - all different kinds.  Music that points my focus in the direction of an awe-inspiring Creator simply moves me. In fact, music makes me FEEL more deeply than many things. It's part of my therapy...

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Seek the Light – Devotional

In Gratitude: Seek The LightWhat you seek, you will find. Well, for the most part.Today is Thanksgiving and I’m certainly grateful for so many things – the good and not so good. I find myself this morning looking for the good. The Light. The things that...

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