The Difference Between Codependency and Caring

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The Difference Between Codependency and Caring

What’s the difference between healthy caregiving and codependent caretaking?   It’s natural to express love by taking care of others, especially when you see a loved one struggling or hurting. However, the difference between codependency and caring isn’t clear. Certainly, not all caregiving is bad or unhealthy. When trying to determine if our caretaking is […]

How Codependents Can Step Into Their Circle of Control

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How Codependents Can Step Into Their Circle of Control #codependency

Codependents often focus on other people and their problems – sometimes getting obsessed with or fixated on helping or fixing things outside of their control. Not only can this lead to self-neglect, but it’s also frustrating and largely a waste of time and energy. Instead of focusing on things that we can’t control or influence, […]

Is Perfectionism Sabotaging Your Self-Care?

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Don't Let Perfectionism Sabotage your Self-Care

  Perfectionists suck at self-care. We’re much more concerned with goals and accomplishments than with our own wellbeing. Sometimes, we’re so busy that we don’t even realize that our drive to please people, avoid criticism, and prove we’re “good enough” is destroying our mental and physical health. Are You a Perfectionist? Perfectionists have impossibly high […]

How to Avoid Other People’s Drama

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How to Avoid Other People's Drama

Don’t let other people’s drama become your problem! Instead, learn to avoid drama, set boundaries, and take care of your own needs.     We all know a person or two who’s overly dramatic. Perhaps it’s your mother or cousin, your coworker, or your neighbor. It’s draining to spend time with people who exude negative […]

Book Review: The Empath’s Survival Guide

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Book Review: The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People #HSP #coping #empath #selfcare

    We live in a world with high levels of sensory input – loud movies, bright lights, crowds of people, the 24-hour news cycle, social media and technology that constantly interrupt and demand our attention. If you’re a highly sensitive or empathic person, this can be overwhelming and overstimulating, and leave you exhausted and […]

How to Stay Motivated Through the Ups and Downs of Change

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How to Stay Motivated #motivation #personalgrowth #change #healing

  Whether you’re healing from a traumatic event, coping with yet another depressive episode, or trying to become a better parent, you know that progress rarely happens in a straight line. Intentional growth and healing are the results of hard work – often over an extended period of time. Positive changes don’t “just happen” and […]

10 Summer Self-Care Tips for People-Pleasers

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10 Summer Self-Care Tips for People-Pleasers

    When is the best time to start taking better care of yourself? Right now! No matter the season or day of the week, it’s time to put yourself on your to-do list and give yourself the same love and respect that you give to others. Below, I share 10 summer self-care ideas, but […]