Harnessing Energy for Recovery

Recovery from any type of addiction is both physically as well as mentally exhausting and draining. For many people, it is literally peeling away layers upon layers of unhealthy behaviors and coping mechanisms to understand the root of the issue and then build new,...

Dysfunctional Families And Codependency

Many adults who are codependent grew up in families where alcoholism by one or both parents was a fact of life. Other adults with codependency may have grown up in families where drug addiction, mental health conditions, physical health problems or general family...
Why and How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Why and How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

You’ve likely heard hundreds of times that you should try to avoid comparing yourself to others. Yet, that’s often easier said than done… We do, after all, live in a highly competitive and comparative society. From an early age, we learn to compare...
Overcome Loneliness by Learning to Love Yourself

Overcome Loneliness by Learning to Love Yourself

If you’ve jumped from one relationship to another for as long as you can remember, or if you feel complete only when you’re in a relationship – even when those relationships tend to be with the same type of negative partners over and over again –...
Escaping the Codependent-Narcissist Trap

Escaping the Codependent-Narcissist Trap

One definition of a codependent is someone who feels responsible for other people’s feelings, problems, and behaviors to the exclusion of themselves. While this isn’t the only definition of codependency, codependents are, in general, willing to sacrifice...

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