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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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 A Victim Of Verbal and Emotional Abuse From An Addict?

Sad to say, but abuse is pretty common in relationships that include an addict. It can be because of their guilt and shame, unresolved childhood and family of origin issues, the effects of drugs and alcohol and many other factors, those who suffer from the verbal and emotional abuse of an addict can suffer greatly…

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Are You A Victim of Emotional and Verbal Abuse?

Are you or somebody you know exposed to verbal and emotional abuse? For most of my life I have been an advocate of stopping abuse at its roots. Many times verbal and emotional abuse is just a stepping stone to physical abuse. I had been a victim of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse from an…

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Speaking Up For Self Empowerment

Are you able to  say the right words when wanting to speak your truth to others? Or do you go over in your mind what you want to say and are afraid? Maybe you also worry about what others will “feel” or how they will “react” to what you say. Imagine speaking up, knowing confidently…

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Do You Stuff Your Feelings?

  When you are upset or frustrated with someone, just be up front and honest. Holding things in never serves anyone for the better If it’s not safe to talk to the person, find a trusted friend who is a good listener and will support your feelings but give you honest feedback. Free yourself from…

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Codependency In The Work Place

I find that so many people will be working on their codependent behavior in their relationships with loved ones and friends, but don’t apply the tools and new behaviors in the work place. Most feeling that they have no power to do so at work and have to just put up with it in a…

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How Honest Are You With Yourself? Do You Hold Back?

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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Warning Signs Your Relationship Could Be In Trouble

Warning Signs of Relationship Problems Good relationships run smoothly and enable you to enjoy your life, work, and activities beyond the relationship. You’re not always worrying or talking about it. Like a smooth-running car, you don’t have to keep repairing it. You may have disagreements and get angry, but you still have goodwill toward one…

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Awareness Activity: How Codependent Are You?

  Awareness Activity: How Co-Dependent are you? Awareness Activity: How Co-Dependent are you?   The following self-inventory may help you determine the degree to which co-dependency is present in your life. Please answer these questions honestly. Usually the first answer  that comes to you is the most honest and most accurate.   A Self-Interview Typical Characteristics…

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