The Codependency Dance Is No Fun

The Codependency Dance   If you’re like me, you sometimes dance in your home all by yourself when one of your favorite dance songs comes on.  Ah, come on, you know you do, and rightly so: Dancing is fun. Well, except the Codependency Dance. That kind of...

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For The Days You Want To Give Up

For The Days You Want To Give Up   “You never give up, even when you should.” ― Kelly Creagh, Nevermore     Whether you’re in active addiction, recovery from drinking or drugging, or codependency recovery, I assure you that there will be days when you want...

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How Codependent Are You?

Each of us is unique in our own way, which means that even our codependent characteristics differ from one person to another. In fact, every problem that we might encounter, be it depression, anxiety, phobia or codependency, has its particularities. Two...

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5 Must Read Books For Loved Ones Of Addicts/Alcoholics

There are many wonderful books out there on the topic, but here are five of my favorite.  Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie This best-selling book on codependency is a must-read if you’ve...

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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 he slurring his speech? Have you found paraphernalia? Drug...

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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 among the top contenders is the topic of...

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6 Tips to Consciously Overcome a Challenge

I am faced with a the opportunity to overcome a challenge. Without going into details, even though they are pretty juicy, I’m experiencing more difficulties than I’d like in life right now. Yuck, right? We all know life doesn’t go as planned. No matter how many...

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Uncertain Times Call For Self-Care

I know. We are living in a time of uncertainty right now in America. I’d be telling a big fat lie if it didn’t concern me at times. Still, even in times where we don’t really have much of a clue as to what is going to unfold, we’re called to work towards embracing and...

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3 Mindsets That Sabotage Abundance

3 Mindsets That Sabotage Abundance I’m quite proactive when it comes to goal setting. I believe writing down goals and creating action plans (and actually following through) to get there are important. I’m not perfect at this, but I’ve become pretty good...

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Need A Self-Esteem Boost?

Self-esteem is a crucial element of the human psyche. It's the driving force that stands behind our motivation and willingness to invest in various areas of our life. Without this invaluable element, our lives would probably be reduced to a futile chase...

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