PICKING THE RIGHT PERSON

March 07, 2017

One of the most important aspects of our lives is the relationships we have with people. Biologically, we seek out mates and are social creatures.  We crave companionship, be it from family, friends, or a partner.  It is part of…

Date Yourself First

February 16, 2017

To love addicts, being single sounds terrifying. There are tons of reasons that people prefer to be in relationships over being single. For me, a lot of the reason I used to hate being single was tied to feelings of…

Facing the Discomfort of Confrontation

January 19, 2017

When I started my recovery, my life was full of tons of failed relationships. Time after time, an issue would arise, and the friendship would be over.  When an issue arose, I would either run for the hills, or suffer…

FOMO: Fear of Missing Out

January 10, 2017

FOMO: Fear of missing out. We’ve all experienced this phenomenon in one way or another.  Maybe you didn’t want to come inside and do chores as a kid because you didn’t want to miss anything. Or maybe the travel photos…

Detaching With Love

January 02, 2017

     We all have people we are attached to.  Some attachments are different than others – for instance, the attachment to our parents will be different than the attachment to our friends or partners.  As love addicts and codependents,…

Creating Boundaries

December 21, 2016

Many of us have heard of boundaries, but have no idea what they are, or we don’t put them to use.  Think about what a boundary is to you. For me, I think of a fence along a property line. …

Acting Instead of Reacting

December 01, 2016

As codependents, many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional and traumatic. In order to cope, we developed survival skills that would carry us into adulthood. We continued to use those survival skills, even when it was plain…

4th Annual Recovery Today Online Conference

November 11, 2016

Hi everyone! Today I want to tell you about a project that I’ve been working on that I hope you’ll join us for! November 14-18, we will be holding the 4th Annual Recovery Today Online Conference!  All you have to…