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Tag Archives: Codependency
If you overeat on your feelings, you are not alone. I spent several decades overeating on my feelings and although I have been on a remarkable healing journey over the last 20 years – finding freedom from food and body … Continue reading
Why is self-love such a struggle?
This blog is going to be brief because I’m trying to practise self-love and that means not spending too long sat in a chair staring at a bright screen, but I imagine it’ll end up longer than I intended because … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged addiction, Childless, Codependency, Eating Disorders, Love, Recovery, Relationships, selfcare, selflove, Women Leave a comment
Are you emotionally available?
I’ve been writing this blog for eleven years and every post represents a small step on my journey of emotional maturity. I started blogging here at 40 as I confronted the reality of being a single, childless woman whose career … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Childless, Childlessness, Codependency, Dating, Love, Recovery, Relationships, Women Leave a comment
The day my mother died
When my phone rang on January 13th, I hoped against hope that it was my alarm waking me up, although I knew, deep down, that it was the middle of the night. That could only mean one thing: Mum had … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bereavement, Childless, childless not by choice, Childless Women, Childlessness, Codependency, grief, Loss, Recovery 8 Comments
2021: Your call to adventure
Can you hear it? Can you hear the call to adventure? Can you hear the call to claim your seat at the table. To take up your space. To make your voice heard. To be the person you were always … Continue reading
How to reparent yourself
What would a good parent do? This question has been on my lips for a few days, and I imagine it’ll stay there for a good while longer, because the topic of reparenting ourselves and taking care of our inner … Continue reading
Your inner child needs you
I was doing some meditation at the beach on Sunday morning – listening to the wonderful Sarah Blondin on Insight Timer (she’s the best!) – and a scene from my childhood meandered into my mind. In this scene, I was … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Childless, Childlessness, Codependency, inner child, Recovery 2 Comments
To control or to trust? That is the question
Do you trust the outcome or do you try to control it? I confess that despite many years of personal development, healing and growth, I still find myself trying to do the latter. Trying to control the outcome. Trying to … Continue reading
Posted in Addiction, codependency, Dating, Perfectionism, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Women Tagged Codependency 2 Comments
How Coronavirus taught me to be still
After years of rushing, racing and running, coronavirus has forced me to slow down. It’s like I have a brake in the middle of my chest. As soon as I start to rush or hurry, or as soon as I … Continue reading
Posted in Dating, Health, Leisure, Love, Perfectionism, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Women Tagged Codependency, coronavirus, costochrondritis, Dating, Health, Love, Relationships, shame 2 Comments
It’s OK to make mistakes
Yesterday, I sent an email to my mailing list, consisting mostly of single women on a personal development path, entitled “Open this if you’re looking for love.” The email invited them to take a look at my How to Fall … Continue reading
Posted in Addiction, codependency, Dating, Perfectionism, Recovery, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Women Tagged Codependency, Codependent, Dating, Healthy Relationships, Melody Beattie, Online Dating, Recovery, Single Women 4 Comments