People-pleasers tend to care more about what others think of them than about how they truly feel about themselves. Shifting out of this dysfunctional pattern requires being patient and gentle with ourselves, as we learn to treat ourselves with more care and self-respect. … [Read more...] about Are You a People-Pleaser?
Addiction and Codependency
Because we live on a planet of free will, each of us gets to make our own decisions. When we stop trying to change what we simply cannot change – especially other people – we can begin to live a much less stressful life. … [Read more...] about You Can’t Control Another Person, So Stop Trying!
It is our choice to either choose self-empowerment or to give our power away to someone else. When we choose to give our power to another, we are choosing codependency – in other words, we are putting someone else’s needs ahead of our own. … [Read more...] about The Sting of Codependency
Do you try to avoid having to deal with conflict in your life? When you love an addict, that may occur even more frequently. … [Read more...] about Codependency: A Self-Protective Behaviour? Here’s a Simple Definition
Do you feel like life with your addict is full of chaos when they are in active addiction? You’re not alone! … [Read more...] about Riding that Roller Coaster of Chaos