The wait is finally OVER! The Take Time Toolbox is here and available for order! It’s about to be your #1 tool for self-care, self-love and self-appreciation! Imagine what it will feel like to have a clear focus for your self-care. Knowing that the things you are doing are the things that are going to make the... Continue Reading →
No Need To Explain Myself
Updated... I wrestled with myself a little last week... I received an email from Kindle Direct Publishing for my ex's father's account. At one point, a few years ago, I was helping him edit and self-publish his books. I kept telling him I was not a literary agent nor an editor but he wanted my... Continue Reading →
I’m Not Getting Sucked In
I received a text message from my brother the other night. He let me know that he just got off the phone with my ex-boyfriend, M, and that M wanted my brother to give me his phone number. He explained to my brother that he was dying of cancer. I have friends that are still... Continue Reading →
The Power Of Staying On Your Side Of The Street
It's actually empowering when I use the tools of my recovery and watch how things unfold. Last night I practiced "staying on my side of the street" and it was so easy and refreshing. I was expecting my boyfriend to come over but when we were texting, his texts were very terse and he said... Continue Reading →
Are you changing or transforming?
While I was walking through my room this morning (doing God only knows what because I have already forgotten) I heard something on the TV that caught my attention, but only for a moment. The only things I remember are the two words "life-changes" and "transformation". It got me to thinking about the two and... Continue Reading →
Celebrating 12 Years!
Twelve years! It's been 12 years since I began my journey of self-discovery, codependent recovery and emotional healing and it has been amazing! I've learned and changed so much in the past 12 years and I am truly amazed at who I am today. If I met myself on the street today, I'd really like me.... Continue Reading →
The Day I Got Free
This is a beautiful poem written by an amazing woman who has triumphed over much turmoil and hardship in her life. Please take a minute to read and follow her blog. She is such an encouragement! The day I accepted myself, was the day I got free Free to walk and stumble, run then stop, and... Continue Reading →
Sometimes…Doing What Is Right For Me Can Be Hard
Do you let your codependency and people-pleasing issues get in the way of taking care of yourself and doing what it right for you or just right in general? Yeah, that would be me. I still catch myself getting stuck in these ruts. However, today, I know how to get out of them. Sometimes I... Continue Reading →
Where do you get your affirmation? Most of my life I looked for affirmation from others. I needed to hear their words of praise, encouragement, love... I NEEDED it. I would receive compliments or praise and I would feel an ever so brief fluttering of pride. Then I would start feeling they didn't really mean... Continue Reading →
The Insanity of Codependency…There is Hope!
This is a post that I actually wrote as a guest post for another blog in July 2014. The blog has since been taken down so I decided to post on the Diary of a Recovering Codependent. Enjoy! Have you ever felt you were doing everything right but in the process, you were going absolutely and utterly... Continue Reading →
My Castle…My Life
I was doing some reading about boundaries and personal rights and it made me think of a castle. My life is now a castle in all its glory and splendor. You're probably thinking, "how in the heck did you get from boundaries and rights, to your life is a castle?" Let me explain, as I... Continue Reading →
The Recovery Elevator Is Out Of Order
Don't you wish you could just get on the "recovery elevator", push a button and be where you want to be in no time? I'd go straight for the top...healing, wellness, wholeness, happiness… within seconds. But alas, there is no such elevator, no such pill, no such magic. There is just the journey of each... Continue Reading →