Patience is something I struggle with. I tend to want something, and want it right then. I make a plan, prepare for as many variables as possible, then get pissed off when it doesn’t go ‘my’ way. Inevitably something happens and it boggles my best laid plans. Weather, or someone’s attitude, traffic, or any numberContinue Reading “Patience is a virtue”
What’s the difference between people pleasing and codependency? A lot of times, people will say they are a people pleaser, but they don’t necessarily identify as being codependent. In my research, and in my life experience, I have found there is no difference. It’s just a little nicer way to say it when you say “i’mContinue Reading “People Pleaser? or Codependent?”
Characteristics of Codependency Addiction doesn’t discriminate, neither does codependency or feelings of unworthiness / not being good enough and wanting to lose yourself (even if it’s unconsciously) in others. I’m on the journey too – just a few steps ahead since my hubs has 6 years clean. I’d say the last 3 years I’ve beenContinue Reading “Characteristics of Codependency”
As wives and mothers, we have an expectation that we can “handle it”. It would seem that those around us know that as well. We are the glue that keeps our households running. We are the doers of all of the things – laundry, dinner, homework, appointments, job/career, kids… it’s exhausting. Have you seenContinue Reading “Who helps YOU?”
A transition through the mushy place isn’t easy – but it is simple. What’s the mushy place, you ask? I believe there’s a place when the caterpillar transitions – it stops ‘being’ a caterpillar and yet isn’t a butterfly either. I imagine it being a mushy place – where it’s both a caterpillar and aContinue Reading “Transition through the mushy place”
There are lots of plant references in life. There’s family trees, grass being greener on the other side of the fence, growing like a weed. You get the picture… One of the ones that has always been intriguing is “getting to the root of it”. “It” could be anything from a physical issue to mentalContinue Reading “Getting to the root of it”
Do you know how it feels to be content?
Have you ever sat and asked yourself “who am I”? I’ll bet you can list all kinds of labels – such and such’s mom, so and so’s wife, your career title, the scout parent, the driver, the maid, the cook. You may have even realized you are living some version of someone else’s life –Continue Reading “How to find yourself (even if you didn’t realize you were lost)”
I took a core class at the gym last Thursday. I truly felt like I was going to die during the class. It was AN HOUR. That’s a long time to be working on muscles that haven’t worked that hard since giving birth in 2010 to my youngest. I talked about it in my inauguralContinue Reading “Am I skinny yet?”
There’s a reason WHY you keep going. In some cases our why might just be “because I have to”. And that’s legit.