True compassion is loving yourself – Codependent alert

If we were extraterrestrials looking down at the earth but could only see the waves of energy moving among us, not physical things, all hate, including hate directed at hate groups, would be considered harmful and unjustified. Hate, would be hate, regardless of moral justification. All and any of it would be considered toxic. The […]

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People Collecting

In The Happiness Project, the author spends a bit of time talking about how to “play seriously” – essentially, how to really make sure that her non-work time is actually fulfilling and not just full. One of the things she decides to do is to start a collection. She takes up finding bluebird related stuff .. […]

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How to Set Boundaries with TOXIC People – Sharon Martin, LCSW

Sharon Martin, LCSW It isn’t easy to set boundaries with toxic people, but it’s something we can all learn to do and when we do, it’s empowering. Boundaries are a way to take care of ourselves. When we set boundaries, we’re less angry and resentful because our needs are getting met. Boundaries make our expectations […]

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Abuse Victims Are Not Codependent, They’re Trauma-Bonded

Tonight I read such an amazing article by Shahida Arabi on the Huffington Post. Her general message was it’s not our fault and to stop taking on the fact that we might be co-dependents that we were abused. I am putting a link (CLICK HERE) to read the article. I had to share this well […]

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