A strong sense of self helps us navigate life and brings meaning to our experiences. Use these 26 questions to know yourself better.
Growing up in an alcoholic family can be lonely, scary, and confusing. Children in alcoholic or dysfunctional families don’t get a childhood. You Don’t Get a Childhood When You Grow Up in an Alcoholic Family Growing up in an alcoholic family has a different effect on different kids. Factor such as personality, internal and external […]
Setting an intention to change your codependent thoughts and behaviors can help you recover from codependency. Can setting intentions help you recover from codependency? Are you trying to recover from codependency or heal from an unhealthy or toxic relationship? Perhaps you’ve noticed that you have some codependent traits, such as enabling, letting people take advantage […]
For years, I was a people-pleaser, perfectionist, and never felt good enough. I focused on making others happy, avoiding failure and criticism, and constantly tried to prove my worth. I was also riddled with anxiety. Perhaps you can relate. In this article, we’ll explore the connection between anxiety, people-pleasing, and perfectionism. And I’ll offer some […]
Learn how to let go of guilt, especially false guilt. Often we feel guilty when we haven’t done anything wrong or we continue to beat ourselves up over a minor misstep. Are you ready to let go of guilt and start feeling better about yourself? If you have codependent traits, you probably take […]
How do you love yourself? When I ask people how they practice self-love, I get a lot of blank stares and I don’t knows. It’s as if I suggested they climb Mount Everest this weekend. Self-love can feel like an impossible task, but it’s actually quite simple. Not necessarily easy – but simple. […]
Do you have a hard time trusting yourself? Do you hide parts of yourself – your feelings, beliefs, and ideas – in order to fit in or please others? Do you diminish or discount your feelings because you think they don’t matter? This is self-abandonment. We abandon ourselves when we don’t value ourselves, when we […]
Stress is an inevitable part of life. We all feel overwhelmed, confused, and anxious at times. And there are many effective and healthy ways to cope with stress, including releasing physical tension (such as through exercise or a hot bath) and reducing obsessive worries and negative thoughts (such as through cognitive behavioral therapy). Using […]
Do you want to stop being codependent? It can feel like an overwhelming task and you may not know where to begin. This article will help you change specific codependent behaviors and with continued practice, you can overcome codependency and be emotionally healthier. Codependency includes unhelpful or unhealthy ways of thinking and acting. Codependents tend […]
Journal prompts can help you reflect on the old year and set positive intentions for 2021.