How to Set Boundaries with Toxic People

How to Set Boundaries with Toxic People

  It isn’t easy to set boundaries with toxic people, but it’s something we can all learn to do and when we do, it’s empowering.   Boundaries are a way to take care of ourselves. When we set boundaries, we’re less angry and resentful because our needs are getting met. Boundaries make our expectations clear, […]

Free Christmas Planner

Free Christmas Planner

  With Christmas only a few weeks away, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the different things you still need to do before the big day. Whether it’s cleaning your houses for guests and visiting family members or decorating cookies and prepping for your Christmas meal, it often can feel like you have a […]

Tips for Coping with the Holidays. 5 printable PDF tip sheets to help you conquer perfectionism, difficult family members, stress, overwhelm, and depression.

Tips for Coping with the Holidays

    Introducing 5 New Holiday Tip Sheets from Psychotherapist and Codependency Expert Sharon Martin, LCSW   Are you dreading the holidays because of difficult people in your life? Do you tend to get stressed, sad, or overwhelmed during December? Do you want to set a positive tone for the holiday season? Would it be […]

Concentrate Better by Developing your Flow State

Get Distracted Easily? Develop Your Flow State in 3 Simple Steps

  Do you get distracted easily? Learn to concentrate better and develop your flow state in 3 simple steps written by Justin Faraday   Athletes call it being “in the zone,” others call it being “locked-in.” Flow state is that magical zone where a task is just hard enough to challenge you, but not so […]

The Power of Gratitude: 30 Gratitude Journal Prompts

The Power of Gratitude: 30 Gratitude Journal Prompts

  November is upon us and with it comes the official season of gratitude in the United States. Gratitude can have a significant positive influence on our physical and mental health, but like other healthy habits, even though we know it’s good for us, we often struggle to practice it consistently.   Why is gratitude […]

Should I leave a toxic relationship

Should I Leave a Toxic Relationship?

    Deciding whether to end a relationship is a big decision. In fact, it’s one of the things I see people struggle with the most as a therapist. For a codependent, the decision to leave a toxic or addicted partner is especially hard. You’ve tried and tried, but things don’t ever seem to get […]

Parenting When You're Codependent Breaking the Cycle of Codependency

Parenting When You Are Codependent: Breaking the Cycle

This post contains an affiliate link.   Childhood trauma has lasting effects Many people who experienced childhood trauma continue to feel the effects of the trauma in adulthood. As a way to cope with the trauma, you may have developed codependent traits such as: trying to fix or rescue others, acting like a martyr, perfectionism, overworking, […]

5 Triggers that Can Lead to Drug Abuse Relapse, substance abuse relapse, alcoholism, codependency

5 Triggers That Can Lead to Drug Abuse Relapse

Overcoming any addiction requires a lifelong commitment to recovery. The road is a long one, and for many people, the prospect of seeking treatment is a bleak one. According to the American Addiction Centers, up to 90% of the people who struggle with addiction do not receive the treatment they need. Even those people who […]

How to Discover What's Fun for You

How to Discover What’s Fun for You (and Why It Matters)

We all like different things, so it only goes to follow that what’s fun for others isn’t necessarily fun for you. You can live more authentically when you discover what’s fun for you.   Living authentically Living authentically means being true to yourself, having a strong sense of who you are, and behaving in ways […]

40 Self Help Books Recommended by my Readers on trauma, parenting, personal development, spirituality

40 Self-Help Books Recommended by my Readers

This post contains affiliate links.   I love a good self-help or personal development book. And summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading. The only problem is there are so many great self-help books to choose from! This list was compiled from suggestions from my amazing Facebook fans. I’m sure you’ll […]