This highly anticipated workbook will help readers put the principles from Melody Beattie's international best seller Codependent No More into action in their own lives. This highly anticipated workbook will help readers put the principles from Melody Beattie's international best seller Codependent No More into action in their own lives.The Codependent No More Workbook was designed for Beattie fans spanning the generations, as well as for those who may not yet even understand the meaning and impact of their codependency. In this accessible and engaging workbook, Beattie uses her trademark down-to-earth style to offer readers a Twelve Step, interactive program to stop obsessing about others by developing the insight, strength, and resilience to start taking care of themselves.Through hands-on guided journaling, exercises, and self-tests, readers will learn to integrate the time-tested concepts outlined in Codependent No More into their daily lives bysetting and enforcing healthy limitsdeveloping a support system through healthy relationships with others and a higher powerexperiencing genuine love and forgivenessletting go and detaching from others' harmful behaviorsWhether fixated on a loved one with depression, an addiction, an eating disorder, or other self-destructive behaviors, or someone who makes unhealthy decisions, this book offers the practical means to plot a comprehensive, personalized path to hope, healing, and the freedom to be your own best self.
Ending a toxic relationship can sometimes make us feel like we are going insane. Because we are so enmeshed with the other person, we feel nothing but fear, doubt, confusion, shame and even guilt when we consider terminating the relationship. Although we can hear a little voice inside our heads urging us to move forward, all too often our worries overwhelm us and cause us to stay stuck. We no longer know whose thoughts or feelings are in our heads. All we can feel is fear. If you are contemplating ending a relationship you know in your heart must end, but are struggling with crippling negative emotions, Lisa's story is just the right dose of inspiration you will need as you begin facing your new roads ahead. No stranger to heartache, Lisa bravely ended her dysfunctional marriage and took her three small children with her. With nothing to cling to but hope, Lisa courageously learned to navigate her way through unknown terrains, and eventually found the will to even love again.
A riveting account of a girl who was destined to become a leader and blaze a trail to make a global impact. When 10 year old Lisa Mae stumbles upon a scene that will forever change the way she views her world, she is forced to grow up and take on the battles that plague her and her four siblings. A book about finding your identity amidst chaos, poverty and abuse, Rose Colored Glasses weaves a myriad of life events into a compelling story that will have you cheering for the girl who never gave up on herself or her family. As poignant as it is poetic, Lisa Mae manages to sprinkle humor and heartbreak into beautiful prose. A must read!
How to Handle Narcissists, Controlling, Manipulative, Toxic People and Take Your Life Back
Author: Martha McDowell
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Family & Relationships
Abuse is no laughing matter. It comes in all shapes and forms, and it can be present in more than just romantically inclined relationships. ★★ Buy the Paperback version of this book, and get the Kindle eBook version included for FREE ★★ Abuse can be found in any relationship you might find yourself a part of; it could be a romantic relationship or even a relationship with your closest friend. If you have picked this book up, there might be some signs in one of your relationships that has you worried. Maybe you are reading for a friend, and maybe you want to arm yourself with the knowledge that can help you navigate the sticky world of relationships. Whatever your reason for picking this book up is, one thing is certain- you will put it down having learned all you need to understand the difference between a healthy relationship and one in which you are being abused. Sometimes it can be hard to face the reality that we are in an abusive situation, and making excuses for a person becomes second nature, but what happens when you lose yourself in the abuse? There are many kinds of abuse that a person can experience, and it can be hard to figure out if the situation you are in falls under abuse. Many people think that because they are not being physically touched or hit, they cannot call their experiences abuse. Emotional abuse is a serious issue that many people go through and do not speak about because they do not think what they are experiencing is severe. The goal of this book is to introduce you to the different kinds of emotional abuse that you can experience in a relationship. While reading, you will discover what emotional abuse is, how to spot it in a relationship, and what to do about it once you know. Scroll up and hit "Buy now" button to learn how to make a difference in the way you handle your relationships.
Opening the door to a consistent, mature lifestyle is a difficult task for most of us, but especially for gays and lesbians living in a heterosexual world. A witty, helpful book that offers solid advice, Now That You're Out Of The Closet covers the full range of life concerns -- including lingering childhood issues, dating, sex and love, intolerance, and self-hatred -- in a way that is always direct, open, and honest.Each chapter concentrates on a specific issue, such as coming out late in life, self-worth, being gay in dating, achieving intimacy, establishing boundaries, addressing addictions and homophobia, abusive relationships, and developing a gay spirituality. Writing out of her own experiences as a former spouse in a heterosexual marriage, a mother of two, a lesbian, and a licensed therapist, Linda Handel offers direction to those who have discovered that coming out is only the first step in the journey toward a celebrative life.
The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy
Author: Julie Holland
A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows women’s inherent moodiness is a strength, not a weakness As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem. Bitches are moody. To succeed in life, we are told, we must have it all under control. We have to tamp down our inherent shifts in favor of a more static way of being. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away. They are a finely-tuned feedback system that, if heeded, can tell us how best to manage our lives. Our changing moods let us know when our bodies are primed to tackle different challenges and when we should be alert to developing problems. They help us select the right tool for each of our many jobs. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. With the right care of our inherently dynamic bodies, we can master our moods to avail ourselves of this great natural strength. Yet millions of American women are medicating away their emotions because our culture says that moodiness is a problem to be fixed. One in four of us takes a psychiatric drug. If you add sleeping pills to the mix, the statistics become considerably higher. Over-prescribed medications can have devastating consequences for women in many areas of our lives: sex, relationships, sleep, eating, focus, balance, and aging. And even if we don’t pop a pill, women everywhere are numbing their emotions with food, alcohol, and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues that we face. Dr. Julie Holland knows there is a better way. She’s been sharing her frank and funny wisdom with her patients for years, and in Moody Bitches Dr. Holland offers readers a guide to our bodies and our moodiness that includes insider information about the pros and cons of the drugs we’re being offered, the direct link between food and mood, an honest discussion about sex, practical exercise and sleep strategies, as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies that can help us press the reset button on our own bodies and minds. In the tradition of Our Bodies, Our Selves, this groundbreaking guide for women of all ages will forge a much needed new path in women’s health—and offer women invaluable information on how to live better, and be more balanced, at every stage of life.
A Personalized, Proven Program That Changes the Way You Feel to Transform the Way You Look
Author: Dr. Connie Guttersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Health & Fitness
All You Need is Love: From the New York Times best-selling author of The Sonoma Diet and the acclaimed medical director of 20/20 Lifestyles—one of the country’s most successful weight loss clinics—comes the revolutionary plan that will forever change the way you feel about food, yourself, and how you look. According to doctors Connie Guttersen and Mark Dedomenico, the secret to successfully losing weight isn’t HDL, LDL, or DNA. It’s LOVE: loving yourself, loving your body, loving your overall health. Self-doubt and self-loathing are responsible for our dysfunctional relationships with food and our destructive health habits, which inevitably lead to poor nutrition, unwanted weight, and dangerously low self-esteem. Learning to recognize your own worth is the first step to finding the waistline—and the life—you deserve. Drawing on their revelatory research, the latest science on nutrition and weight loss, and thousands of patients’ accounts, Dr. Guttersen and Dr. Dedomenico have developed the Love Diet, an accessible, practical, and proven plan to transform your body, emotionally, mentally, and physically, from the inside out. The Love Diet includes: • 21 days of meal plans for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner, based on ideal nutrient distribution and nutritional strategies for both men and women; • Illustrated “power pairings” for feel-good meals and easy-to-manage portion control; • Anti-inflammatory diet strategies to limit the metabolic syndromes of obesity; • Low-glycemic meals specifically designed to optimize your body’s blood sugar level, decrease cravings, improve energy, and promote weight loss; • Micronutrient information related to the science behind the “gut-brain connection.” Combining good nutrition with positive emotional reinforcement, The Love Diet can deliver sustained weight-loss and radically transform you mind, body, and soul.
The Ultimate Horrorscope Join the women around the world whose love lives have been transformed by the astro-guide that pulls no punches when it comes to the dark side of men and their star signs. Use it to... -Deride, ridicule, and annoy the hell out of men - Speed up the dating process by using star sign elimination - Avoid dating complete scum - Keep current boyfriends/husbands in their places - Keep conversation going at dinner parties - And much, much more! Discover who you are destined not to date... A match made in heaven or the relationship from hell? Find out which zodiac couplings are the least likely to result in derision, depression, divorce, or death! - Are you good enough for a LEO? - Can you put up with PISCES? - Will you get along with GEMINI? - Do you have the skills necessary to cope with VIRGO? Put yourself to the test with our 12 compatibility quizzes - each one carefully designed to ensure you know exactly which bastards to avoid in the future. Now men will cringe when you ask them what their star signs are!
In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of readers who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later concepts such as self-care and setting boundaries have become entrenched in mainstream culture. Now Beattie has written a followup volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness. The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? Beattie here reminds us that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. In The New Codependency, Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated. Each section offers an overview of and a series of activities pertaining to a particular behavior -- caretaking, controlling, manipulation, denial, repression, etc. -- enabling us to personalize our own step-bystep guide to wellness. These sections, in conjunction with a series of tests allowing us to assess the level of our codependent behavior, demonstrate that while it may not seem possible now, we have the power to take care of ourselves, no matter what we are experiencing. Punctuated with Beattie's renowned candor and intuitive wisdom, The New Codependency is an owner's manual to learning to be who we are and gives us the tools necessary to reclaim our lives by renouncing unhealthy practices.