A Poem about Self Love, Self Talk and Reconnection with Self by Karenina

I have had great responses in the past when I have shared poetry! This poem was sent to me from Karenina in response to my article about “self talk and self care”.  While reading this poem it really helped me to understand and to keep in mind that Karenina is speaking to herself. Her older … Continue reading "A Poem about Self Love, Self Talk and Reconnection with Self by Karenina"

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Self Care and Nurturing ~ What is Your Self Talk Like?

How do you talk to yourself? Are you loving and patient with yourself or are you the evil boss in your own life? Are you understanding and nurturing towards yourself or are you constantly nagging and reprimanding? When you think about re-parenting yourself, do you think about the kind of parent that you would have … Continue reading "Self Care and Nurturing ~ What is Your Self Talk Like?"

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Take the Good with the Bad or the Bad with the Good?

Why shouldn’t I share my recovery with the world? Why should I protect “their” reputations? Why is it wrong to talk about MY childhood and MY life? All my life I had been told to focus on the good things and forget the bad things. But the bad things seemed to rule my life, hiding in the dark under the surface of what appeared to be fine! The bad things didn’t leave me alone!

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The Deadly Side of Accountability

Contemplating Freedom There are several really HOT topics when it comes to recovery. One of them is “accountability” I’m talking about the destructive practice of “self blame” that is disguised as the virtue of accountability. This week I posted the following update on the Emerging from Broken facebook page: “Recovery started with me. That alone … Continue reading "The Deadly Side of Accountability"

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