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How to Create A Vision For Your Future (With or Without Them)

This week may be a little harder for some of you. It’s all about you. About your future. It’s about your big dreams and desires, your vision board (or dream board)… I may have just lost some of you, but it’s important. In fact, it’s often overlooked when it comes to your own recovery. So…

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How to Practice Self-Care During a Crisis

When we love someone suffering from addiction, living in a chaotic, out of control environment can become our norm. And especially if you’re choosing to stay, knowing how to practice self-care in a crisis is imperative. Today, we’re in the middle of a series where we’re talking about several helpful tips. They’re specifically designed just…

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How To Choose Friends When You Love An Addict

Let’s talk about how to choose friends. Because when you love someone suffering from addiction, we really need our support network with the right people. We’re starting a series, and it’s seven helpful tips. And like I said last week, I’m breaking down the tips into bite-sized chunks and giving you actionable tasks each week.…

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Find Your Team of Experts

How To Create Your Team Of Experts

Over the next several weeks, I’m going to be sharing with you eight really helpful tips. Here’s the deal, I believe in giving you bite-size chunks of information. This week is all about your team. And what exactly that is, and what it looks like. So many times, we get ahold of a book or…

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Stop These Enabling Behaviors

The Enabling Behaviors You Need to Stop Now

Are you trying your very best to keep your family together despite this disease? Are you feeling lonely and like no one understands what it’s like to love someone suffering from addiction? But what if the things you’re doing to help are actually enabling? Are you worried that you can’t stay but you’re afraid to…

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Mother Happy Child Finding Balance

The Honest Truth About Finding Balance

If you’ve been a reader or listener for a while, you may know that I have like a hundred kids, and I run this community, and I’ve always been the woman on a quest to find a balance. And then it hit me that balance is BS. I think one of the secrets to life…

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When Addiction Steals Our Friends

When Addiction Steals Your Friendships

Today I really want to talk about addiction and friendship. And since I ask you to be super vulnerable with me, I will give you the same respect and go first. Can we talk for real? I mean the kind of talk that most people don’t have?   I’ve never really been good with female…

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How To Handle Anger

What To Do When Your Partner Is Mad At You

I’m excited to continue with our series* on covert and passive aggression. This week it’s all about what to do when your partner gets mad at you. And for those of you that are new, I’m taking my information from a really helpful, wonderful book I highly recommend. It’s called In Sheep’s Clothing by Dr.…

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Stop the Lies

Lies: How To Stop Tolerating Them From Your Partner Suffering From Addiction

If you’ve kept up with last few episodes (here, here and here), you know we’ve been doing a series on covert and passive aggression. As you’ll learn, this can be playing innocent, manipulating, and/or lying. I’ve said this before, I’m pulling examples from this amazing book called In Sheep’s Clothing by Dr. Simon. You can…

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