If you have been toying with the idea of picking up a new self-help book, then this blog is for you! This week we are reviewing Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
Being without your usual stimulations & coping strategies can bring about compulsive behaviors even if you didn’t experience them before! This week’s blog explores the development of these compulsive behaviors and approaches to better managing/ controlling them to decrease potential further negative disruption in your life.
Behavioral addictions can be every bit as powerful & life altering as chemical-based addictions. This blog describes the most common behavioral addictions.
Consent seems like a pretty simple idea: someone agrees to something or not. This week’s blog examines what consent means and potential gray areas that may arise.
This week’s blog explores how to tell if you are addicted to your smart phone and explore ways to reduce the negative impact of this.
Terrifying… Devastating… Incapacitating… There is no way to truly describe the feeling of watching a person you care about sink into addiction and spiral out of control. It is a normal reaction to want to jump in, to in some way help them, to try to change that person and their behavior. However, this becomes the slippery slope of codependency and can lead us on a path that drowns out who we are and exchanges our lives for theirs. This week’s blog focus on the balance between Caring & Codependency.