Hope vs. Expectations vs. Reality

I had to give myself a reality check over the past couple of days and it has taken me some time to process it. It was a wake-up call to "hope vs. expectations" and it was disappointing. Somehow I have managed to bleed expectations into my hope. Years ago, someone called me "pathetically hopeful". I... Continue Reading →

I am at a loss…

Warning...Foul language ahead...read at your own risk. ūüôā Every now and then I just have to sit back and laugh at myself. I mean really laugh. For all the years of recovery I have and all the tools that are in my toolbox, I still mess up. It's just proof that I will always be... Continue Reading →

Another Day of Strait Up Rambling

There is something that is really bothering me lately.¬† Every time I go to read a post in a codependency group of any kind, whether it be Facebook, a forum, another blog, etc., I am overwhelmed by the term "narcissist". Now I am by no means a mental health professional and certainly do not claim... Continue Reading →

Busy Does Not Equal Healthy

I have joined a few groups for codependents on Facebook within the last week or so and I'm really not liking the vibe in them. LOL... Get a bunch of codependents together and all they want to do is fix everyone else. Truly, I understand the need for these support groups but sometimes the drama... Continue Reading →

Planning For A Stressless Season

Well here we are...fall and I love the fall weather! However, fall also signifies the start of the holiday season; a season that brings about much stress and overwhelm. I use to love the holiday season. I enjoyed buying things for friends and family, getting together for large family dinners, attending parties, etc., but not... Continue Reading →

Enjoying A Relationship With Myself

Just rambling on today... ‚ÄúCodependency underlies all¬†addictions. The core symptom¬†of ‚Äúdependency‚ÄĚ manifests as¬†reliance on a person, substance,¬†or process (i.e., activity, such¬†as gambling or sex addiction).¬†Instead of having a healthy¬†relationship with yourself, you¬†make something or someone¬†else more important. Over¬†time, your thoughts, feelings,¬†and actions revolve around¬†that other person, activity, or¬†substance, and you increasingly¬†abandon your relationship with¬†yourself.‚ÄĚ Ah,... Continue Reading →

I have a fun question for you…

If you describe yourself as any animal, which animal would it be and why? I'll start... I would say the panda. If you didn't know this about me, pandas are my all time favorite animal! Pandas are easy-going, playful, fun, funny and beautiful. However, they can be fierce! Don't mistake their gentleness and peacefulness for weakness!... 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 →

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