Monthly Archives: September 2011

Learning to Live with Shame

SHAME AND CO-DEPENDENCY A friend and I were talking the other day about co-dependency and shame. She said, “Co-dependency is what creates shame.” I thought a moment and realized it’s just the opposite. It’s toxic shame that creates co-dependency. Toxic … Continue reading

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Motorcycling Through The Great Smokey Mountains

I’m experiencing withdrawal from vacation mode and attitude. What a difference it makes being gone from home and work, with nothing to do. There’s no meal planning or preparation, no laundry or dishes, no grocery shopping, no going to work … Continue reading

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Life Changes

Lately my thoughts have been focused, not only on the changing of the season, and how my life has changed over the years, but also on how life in general has changed. As I look around, I see a different world … Continue reading

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Co-dependent families and the roles we play in them

I’m not a therapist, so I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on the topic of family roles. All I know about the subject is from my  personal experience, in learning about, and working on, healing my addiction to … Continue reading

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