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Are You One to Over React?

So often in life, we look at other people’s actions, choices and behaviors and we immediately go to judgment. We accuse. We criticize. We provoke. We React. We move to a position of what’s wrong with what they’re doing. We fight to be right. But the question I have to ask you, is: does carrying that…

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Feeling Safe During The Holidays

Do you feel the need to control during the holidays?   One of the very first challenges when coaching a codependent client is finding their  trigger points that keep them stuck in the codependent crazies. One of the long term effects of living in a dysfunctional home (as children or adults), is that we don’t…

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How Do You Know If Your Partner Really Loves You?

When your partner says “I love you”, do you believe it? Do you feel secure? Are you able to take in the expression of love and say it freely in return? Or is there a part of you holding back? Is there a little voice in your head saying anything like this: “If she truly…

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Leaving Unhealthy Relationships

Part of loving ourselves, is honoring our truth. You know my mantra for healing this stuff is To Thine Ownself Be True. Easier said than done sometimes. At first, it is getting the courage to do it. When you are done feeling that uncomfortable feeling inside, that tug of war feeling that is the old…

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Children Do Suffer From Domestic Violence In The Home

As a codependency coach and survivor of domestic violence, I have committed to #breakthesilence during #DomesticViolence month. One thing that I know gets overlooked, is the damage it does to the children who are victims of domestic violence. One of my urgent passions is to educate the parents of what this is doing to their…

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Why Do Women Feel Guilty About Putting Themselves First??

On the topic of self- love, Ive been pondering on the thought of how much being honest with ourselves (to thine own self be true) is what gives us true awareness about ourselves and is the foundation for self-love. When your not in denial about yourself and know who you are ( a divine, beautiful…

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The Burden of Addiction on Children

THE BURDEN OF ADDICTION ON CHILDREN I believe this is a topic I could write about forever and as I write this article, I realize I need to write a book on the topic as it is so near and dear to my heart. I am tremendously passionate about protecting children from the many affects…

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WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP STYLE?

CODEPENDENTS CAN BE TOO NEEDY OR BUILD WALLS I love “The Language of Letting Go” Daily Devotionals for Codependents.  It’s been out for years and mine looks like it’s falling apart with some pages I have to keep stuffing back in! I can’t bring myself to buy a new one because this one has so…

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Could You Use Some Courage for 2015?

Where Could You Use Some Courage for 2015? As this year ends, Ive been asking and meditating for the last couple of weeks on what my new word will be for 2015. Ive been doing this for years as long as I have kept a journal  each year. It never fails that by the end…

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Are You Stuck People Pleasing During the Holidays?

The holidays are upon us and it is during this time of year that a lot of us are around our families more than usual, or maybe the only time of year we are around them. We all have “family buttons”. No one can push our buttons more than family. It seems sometimes that all…

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