Easy for You to Say – – –

- - - but oh, not so easy to do! DETACH WITH LOVE. We hear it at meetings, from sponsors, friends, relatives, but until we are confronted with an in-my-face crisis, we cannot assume to know what someone else is going through. When it comes to "letting go and " of a...

NATIONAL CODEPENDENCY AWARENESS MONTH – Day 31

January 2019 NCAM draws to an end. With the help of the 12-Steps, my goal was and is to reclaim the wholeness of who I am - the goodness of who we all are. Following the principles of the Steps gives me the will to spread the word so others will heal. Another healing...

NCAM – Day 30

There is a better way of living. And it begins with the First Step. I pray you have the courage to stand up and take that step. It begins with you. Have you come to the place where you are ready to admit you are powerless? Besides finding physical nourishment, there...

NCAM-Day 29

Remember yesterday’s post? Well, I'm here to tell you after years of accepting blame, shame, and guilt the untrue negative message we tell ourselves won't go away in one day. What will help us move forward is being involved in 12-Step support groups, having a...

NCAM – DAY 22 Let go and let God

I have a choice, fix me - or stay frustrated because I can't fix anyone else. This is where Step 10 can help me stay focused on Me! 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Or, like the slogans reminds, "Let go and Let...

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NCAM – Day 20 There is always Hope!

Hoping Believing Trying Taking my own Moral Inventory Handing over my shortcomings to a Power Greater! Ready We are all worth the effort. But first, we have to take the 6th Step. Are you entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character? Step 6. Were...

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NCAM – Day 19

For the times you think no one cares. No one is listening. Don't despair. Our Higher Power is always on the job. He never fails. He hears. The real question is am I willing to listen to the silence. Or do I need manic to be my constant companion? Is drama what I use...

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NCAM – Day 18

It’s Saturday night. Thinking of going out and having a few? Think again, and  think Smart! You do know it’s more than “wrong” to drive buzzed? Right? Step 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our “wrongs.” If one of my...

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NCAM – National Codependency Awareness Day 17

Because the 12-Step program is an honest program, I'm not going to lie. My efforts to stop controlling and fixing others has been a long, hard process. I have followed the steps, attended meetings, written codependent self-help articles, and still nurture self-imposed...

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NCAM – Day 16

It’s not easy. I know. Been there. Still doing it! Working the 12-Steps had led to a more freeing way of life. We are all fragile blossoms, young souls at heart. We are worth the effort. To be free indeed! In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me...

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NCAM – Day 15

When I was in a relationship where addiction ruled, many unkind words were spoken. However, in my typical out-of-control behavior, I was the one dishing out the cutting words. I didn’t take time to - - - T-H-I-N-K I didn’t want to know the Truth. I didn’t know how to...

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Day 14 – Stuck?

The 12 Steps can help lead us out of the painful prickly lies we tell ourselves. One careful step at a time! “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see...

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Day 13

An Awareness Plan for Codependents Action I must take to keep my self-respect. Wisdom to know when things are out of my control. Alert myself to the role I play in the family drama. Remind myself to think, not react to the addict’s behaviors. Envision how I should...

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