It’s common for us to feel uncomfortable about our bodies, especially after the holiday season. We may judge them as not thin enough or attractive enough or strong enough or young enough or healthy enough. An important part of self-compassion is extending kindness and care to the physical form we inhabit, appreciating its gifts ratherContinue reading “Self-compassion toward our bodies by Dr Kristin Neff”
Once again, we can look to our Traditions to guide us as we navigate through difficult and uncharted ground. When faced with difficult life circumstances and relationship issues, the 12 Traditions can be the principles of our meetings as well as our interactions with others. Who hasn’t benefitted from Tradition 12’s reminder to place “principlesContinue reading “Finding Guidance in Troubled Times”
Helpful video discussing the victim/perpetrator/rescuer triangle so many of us often find ourselves in.
Someone sent me this article the other day and then a different person sent me an amazing podcast by Brene Brown where she is talking with the same author, David Kessler. He is the world’s foremost expert on grief and co-wrote with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through theContinue reading “What you are feeling is probably grief”
Studies have revealed that human connection can ease pain and reduce the symptoms of stress.
As the news reports on this outbreak of the coronavirus, feelings of fear, stress, and worry often emerge. These feelings are normal. Lives may be impacted in large and small ways. Social distancing is happening as a way to decrease the risks especially for those with health issues and the elderly. For some people withContinue reading “Boost your immunity with kindness and self-compassion”
There are so many tools to help us in our journey of recovery from codependency. Here’s an excerpt written by the CoDA communications committee just in time for the holidays…. How do codependents take care of themselves during the stress of the holidays? Here are some suggestions: 1. Go to as many meetings as youContinue reading “CoDA Tool Tuesday!”
People who live wholeheartedly actively practice gratitude. On this day of national Thanksgiving it’s nice to reflect on the positive benefits we can gain from a regular, daily gratitude practice. Gratitude improves our emotional wellbeing and motivation, gives us better sleep and for me, can even reverse a shame spiral! We all know about gratitudeContinue reading “Practicing gratitude”
Have you ever had someone tell you to “be aware of your face”? Have you ever worried that showing your feelings would make someone else feel bad? Have you ever smiled in agreement while silently screaming inside? Have you ever listened to the song, “Put on a Happy Face” and wanted to pull your hairContinue reading “Drop the Mask”
Step 10 “offers us not only consistency, but also continued progress in our continued relationships. Continuing to take our personal inventory keeps us ready to change our codependent behaviors. Some of our habits are ingrained. Our goal, however, is to make consistent progress. We look for familiar codependent behaviors and areas where our boundaries withContinue reading “The 10th Step…”