Written for those of us who struggle with codependency, these daily meditations offer growth and renewal, and remind us that the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own self-care. Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency.Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592857973
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-12-12
Pages 408
Language English
File format PDF

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592857922
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-06-10
Pages 276
Language English
File format PDF

In simple, straightforward terms, Beattie takes you into the territory beyond codependency, into the realm of recovery and relapse, family-of-origin work and relationships, surrender and spirituality. You're learning to let go, to live your life free of the grip of someone else's problems. And yet you find you've just started on the long journey of recovery. Let Melody Beattie, author of the classic Codependent No More, help you along your way. A guided tour past the pitfalls of recovery, Beyond Codependency is dedicated to those struggling to master the art of self-care. It is a book about what to do once the pain has stopped and you've begun to suspect that you have a life to live. It is about what happens next.In simple, straightforward terms, Beattie takes you into the territory beyond codependency, into the realm of recovery and relapse, family-of-origin work and relationships, surrender and spirituality. With personal stories, hard-won insights, and activities, her book teaches the lessons of dealing with shame, growing in self-esteem, overcoming deprivation, and getting past fatal attractions long enough to find relationships that work.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592857957
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-06-21
Pages 276
Language English
File format PDF

Daily thoughts provide readers with ongoing insights into issues such as surrendering, the damaging effects of manipulation, and healthy communication. This new volume of meditations offers clients ongoing wisdom and guidance about relationship issues. An excellent enhancement to therapy, daily thoughts provide clients with ongoing insights into issues such as surrendering, the damaging effects of manipulation, and healthy communication. More Language of Letting Go shares unsentimental, direct help for clients recovering from chemical dependency, healing from relationships and family issues, and exploring personal growth.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592857736
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-08-21
Pages 432
Language English
File format PDF

Organized as weekly collections of stories, meditations, and suggestions, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact addresses key self-care issues. What gets in the way of serenity? For most people, the answer is life--those everyday distractions, obligations, and frustrations that cause chaos and clutter. In her new week-by-week guidebook, best-selling self-help author Melody Beattie brings new hope to individuals longing to lead a more serene life.Organized as weekly collections of stories, meditations, and suggestions, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact addresses key self-care issues, including how to nurture inner peace, when to reach out to others, how to carry through on good intentions, where to make time for fun, and how to cultivate a deeper prayer life. Beattie's thoughtful prose and practical advice provide new opportunities for reflection, affirmation, and change.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592857744
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-07-22
Pages 280
Language English
File format PDF

In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of readers who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later concepts such as self-care and setting boundaries have become entrenched in mainstream culture. Now Beattie has written a followup volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness. The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? Beattie here reminds us that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. In The New Codependency, Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated. Each section offers an overview of and a series of activities pertaining to a particular behavior -- caretaking, controlling, manipulation, denial, repression, etc. -- enabling us to personalize our own step-bystep guide to wellness. These sections, in conjunction with a series of tests allowing us to assess the level of our codependent behavior, demonstrate that while it may not seem possible now, we have the power to take care of ourselves, no matter what we are experiencing. Punctuated with Beattie's renowned candor and intuitive wisdom, The New Codependency is an owner's manual to learning to be who we are and gives us the tools necessary to reclaim our lives by renouncing unhealthy practices.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1439117691
Genre Self-Help
Year 2008-12-30
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

Journey to the Heart by New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, and Lessons of Love, contains 365 insightful daily meditations that inspire readers to unlock their personal creativity and discover their divine purposes in life. “Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” –Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 0062291122
Genre Self-Help
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

Children of alcoholic or addicted parents may be stripped of hope, courage, and self-esteem. The dysfunctional family is fueled by shame and chaos, stunting children’s relationships and self-acceptance. Adult children of alcoholics and addicts need encouragement to overcome these childhood deprivations. Days of Healing, Days of Joy models a program of serenity, spirituality, and acceptance through its meditations. “Children of alcoholics are set up for their struggles. You are not sick. You got set up.” —Dr. Jan Woititz Alcoholic or addicted parents may become focused on their compulsion while their children fend for themselves in a dysfunctional household. Without helpful and informative parental guidance, children manage their own personal growth, and their spiritual and emotional health suffers. Children parent themselves, and their innocence dies. Parents with addiction may not have demonstrated healthy connection and love to their children. Adult children of addicts or alcoholics are often shadowed by this disconnect; codependency, self-judgment, and overzealous loyalty darken their doorway. Fortunately, healing and recovery are within reach. In Days of Healing, Days of Joy, Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty share the reflective and peaceful insight needed for growing up again—this time with plenty of love and patience.

Author Earnie Larsen,Carol Larsen Hegarty
Isbn 159285933X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-06-04
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

With millions of copies sold, these inspirational daily meditations speak to the common experiences, shared struggles, and unique strengths of women in recovery from all addictions. Discover why Each Day a New Beginning has become a classic for recovering women everywhere. Beloved author Karen Casey shares wisdom on spirituality, acceptance, self-esteem, relationships, perfectionism, the importance of connecting with other women, and many other topics essential for continued sobriety and personal growth. These daily meditations begin with quotations from exceptional and diverse women from around the world and end with actionable affirmations for the twenty-four hours ahead. In this perfect companion for AA, NA, and other Twelve Step programs, all recovering women will find messages that inspire them to live their best lives.

Author Karen Casey
Isbn 1592857612
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-06-03
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

In the quest for sustained sobriety and self-development, we must look outside of ourselves to discover our inner truths. Whether we are facing dependency or parenthood, marriage or meditation, everyone needs a guide to embolden their coping skills and settle in to a better, more balanced life. Touchstones has strengthened millions of recoveries for more than thirty years. Offering suggestions for deepening integrity, spirituality, and intimacy—a recovering man’s trinity—it helps men transform addictive behaviors and thinking into an empowered manhood. This engaging self-help book, designed specifically for men, explores masculinity through informative, inspirational meditations. Touchstones offers profound advice for life’s many changes and emphasizes the importance of recognizing the effects of common emotions such as anger, resentment, and fear. Its striking insight supports any stage of recovery, but the daily readings in this book are not simply for a better recovery; they are for a better, more balanced life. Continued awareness and involvement with these ideas provide ongoing personal growth. Although this growth is entirely our own, its benefits will be shared. Newfound mental health and wellness will spread infectiously to every relationship, with friends and family alike. Here, every manly struggle meets an insight. The cycle of addiction meets its end.

Author Anonymous
Isbn 1592857949
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

Misti B.’s incisive and irreverent meditations offer daily doses of humor, healing, and hope for the tragedies, triumphs, and everyday aggravations that come with codependency. If You Leave Me, Can I Come with You? proves that we can laugh at ourselves and still take our recovery seriously. Infusing hard-earned wisdom with self-revealing honesty and fearless humor, Misti B. shines a healing light into the confusions and contradictions, as well as the self-defeating thoughts and actions, that codependents and those in Al-Anon frequently face. Misti’s refreshingly original daily meditations tackle issues such as people-pleasing, lack of boundaries, and perfectionism. On this yearlong journey, she shows how these habits don’t have to overwhelm us if we work a solid Twelve Step program—and learn to take ourselves lightly. This book delivers the right mix of support, inspiration, and irreverence

Author Misti B.
Isbn 1616496177
Genre Self-Help
Year 2015-08-11
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

The Grief Club is Melody Beattie's profoundly personal, powerfully healing book to help readers through life's most difficult times. The Grief Club is Melody Beattie's profoundly personal, powerfully healing book to help readers through life's most difficult times. Part memoir, part self-help book, part journalism, The Grief Club is a book of stories bound together by the human experience of loss in its many forms such as death, divorce, drug addiction, and the tumultuous yet tender process of recovery. It's a book you need to read and share.Twenty years ago, Codependent No More established Melody Beattie as a pioneering voice in self-help literature and endeared her to readers who longed for healthier relationships. Over the years, Melody has invited readers into her life with several more best-selling books--each punctuated with her trademark candor and intuitive wisdom.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592857825
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-08-07
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

Food for Thought offers comforting words for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives, and helps them support a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Food for Thought offers wise and comforting words for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives. Each day's reading in the best-selling classic--the first Hazelden meditation book to address the needs of overeaters--supports a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.Read daily by millions, Hazelden meditation books have set the standard for quality and popularity. Like all the Hazelden meditation favorites, Food for Thought provides enduring wisdom, reassurance, and strength.

Author Elisabeth L.
Isbn 1592857604
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-09-29
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

Stop Being Mean to Yourself is a compassionate guide filled with new ideas for overcoming the pitfalls of guilt and self-doubt, and helps readers find a happier place in the world. In this wonderfully practical book, Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being. -- Deepak Chopra, M.D. Beckoning readers toward a spiritual territory beyond even that of her revolutionary best-seller Codependent No More, Melody Beattie conducts us through teeming Casablanca, war-torn Algeria, and the caverns of Egypt's great pyramids as she embarks on a new kind of journey of the soul.An enlightening blend of travel adventure and spiritual discovery, filled with new ideas for overcoming the pitfalls of guilt and self-doubt, Stop Being Mean to Yourself is a compassionate tour guide for the troubled and the heartsick, for those who seek a happier place in the world. A tale that is at once modern and timeless, rich with the promise of personal discovery, it is a book about learning the art of living and of loving others -- and ourselves. As full of suspense and excitement as it is of hope and encouragement, it is as rewarding for its pure reading pleasure as for the wisdom it imparts.About the Author:Melody Beattie is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, A Codependent's Guide to the Twelve Steps, and Journey to the Heart. Beattie's writing draws on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592859062
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-03-26
Pages 228
Language English
File format PDF

This highly anticipated workbook will help readers put the principles from Melody Beattie's international best seller Codependent No More into action in their own lives. This highly anticipated workbook will help readers put the principles from Melody Beattie's international best seller Codependent No More into action in their own lives.The Codependent No More Workbook was designed for Beattie fans spanning the generations, as well as for those who may not yet even understand the meaning and impact of their codependency. In this accessible and engaging workbook, Beattie uses her trademark down-to-earth style to offer readers a Twelve Step, interactive program to stop obsessing about others by developing the insight, strength, and resilience to start taking care of themselves.Through hands-on guided journaling, exercises, and self-tests, readers will learn to integrate the time-tested concepts outlined in Codependent No More into their daily lives bysetting and enforcing healthy limitsdeveloping a support system through healthy relationships with others and a higher powerexperiencing genuine love and forgivenessletting go and detaching from others' harmful behaviorsWhether fixated on a loved one with depression, an addiction, an eating disorder, or other self-destructive behaviors, or someone who makes unhealthy decisions, this book offers the practical means to plot a comprehensive, personalized path to hope, healing, and the freedom to be your own best self.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1616491884
Genre Self-Help
Year 2011-03-09
Pages 200
Language English
File format PDF

“Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” — Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha “Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift.” — Time magazine From the New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, The Language of Letting Go, Finding Your Way Home, Journey to the Heart, and Stop Being Mean to Yourself, comes Choices: powerful wisdom and insight about how to make the best choices in our lives from the author who revolutionized how we look at relationships.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 0061741256
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

The thoughtful and inspiring meditations in Body, Mind, and Spirit provide anyone in Twelve Step recovery practical daily guidance for healing physically, mentally, and spiritually. Even those of us with years of recovery experience have days when we feel stuck. We notice ourselves returning to unhealthy behaviors and wondering how much progress we have really made. This classic meditation title addresses this bump in the road by helping us separate sobriety from a truly healthy, fulfilling recovery—and giving us advice to stay on track. If you are working the Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Codependents Anonymous, or another program, the thought-provoking readings, quotations, and calls to action in Body, Mind, and Spirit will help you keep moving forward each day. Whether you are struggling with treating your recovering body with respect, letting go of old resentments, or finding a routine that nourishes your spirit and connection with your Higher Power, this book is full of wisdom to help you find true healing and wholeness on your journey

Author Anonymous
Isbn 1592859399
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-04-19
Pages 384
Language English
File format PDF

Daily Meditations to Help You End Codependency “In 200 short, straightforward daily lessons illustrating the many forms that detachment can take in one’s life. Casey’s latest is an easy reference guide for those seeking recovery or peace.” —Publishers Weekly End codependency now. Do you ever feel like you might be giving other people too much power over your mood? Do you find yourself feeling immobilized by expectations and demands? The cure for codependency is detachment, says Karen Casey, best-selling author of over forty books that have helped fans around the world. Letting go. When we remove codependent relationships and codependent behavior from our lives, we discover a life of balance and freedom. Detach from emotions and circumstances that are not in your control. Find your balance point and learn how to reach it, whether you find yourself tempted to become enmeshed in other people’s problems or rushing to their rescue. Letting life in. Is where we are intentional? Why is every moment an opportunity? Using 200 meditations, Karen reminds us that we cannot control anyone or anything beyond ourselves. Inspiring and easy to read, Let Go Now guides us away from taking care of others, and toward taking care of ourselves. If you agree that recovery works and enjoyed other codependency books like Codependent No More, Journey to the Heart, or The Language of Letting Go; you’ll love Karen Casey's Let Go Now.

Author Karen Casey
Isbn 1609251601
Genre Self-Help
Year 2019-09-01
Pages 232
Language English
File format PDF

What does it mean to feel at home, truly present with ourselves, comfortable with our choices, and alive to the possibilities of conscious change? How can we develop inner balance and connection, keeping our boundaries clear while opening our hearts to those we love? With practical wisdom and insight, Melody Beattie addresses these questions, encouraging us to reach a higher level of living and loving, and showing us how to be at home with ourselves wherever we are in the world, at whatever stage of life. Through true stories and take-action exercises, including journaling, visualizations, affirmations, meditations, and prayers, Beattie provides the essential tools to help us discover our own sense of home. Accessible and illuminating, Finding Your Way Home is a soul-searching look at how not to be victimized by ourselves′or other people. Beattie urges us to discover new levels of integrity, to break through barriers that have blocked us for too long. This is a powerful and challenging book about buying back our souls and learning to live a life guided by spirit.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 0062290584
Genre Self-Help
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

As with those in recovery from addiction, relapse is also a risk for those recovering from unhealthy relationships. The coronavirus pandemic adds anxiety to our lives; this book can help us resist and reframe our understandable but unhelpful urges to return to patterns and people that once offered a kind of comfort. Readers will learn what drives them into controlling behavior and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that come with recovery. Since the publication of Melody Beattie's groundbreaking book Codependent No More, millions of people have confronted the demons of codependency. And yet, many in recovery find themselves slipping back into the old ways that brought them such grief.In her book Playing It by Heart, Beattie helps readers understand what drives them back into the grasp of controlling behavior and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that come with a commitment to recovery.Personal essays, inspiring anecdotes, and prescriptive reminders show readers how to stop acting out their painful obsessions. Marked by compassion and keen insight, Playing It by Heart explores the author's most intense personal lessons and shows readers that, despite setbacks, recovery is a lifelong opportunity for spiritual growth.In her many best-selling books, including Stop Being Mean to Yourself, Codependent No More, and The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie draws on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions.

Author Melody Beattie
Isbn 1592858163
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-07-23
Pages 276
Language English
File format PDF