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codependency

Am I Codependent?

What is codependency?



Codependency is a group of traits that develop in childhood as a way to cope with trauma. Many of us grew up in families with addiction, mental illness, or other problems. Others of us had seemingly normal childhoods, but codependent traits and patterns were passed down unknowingly by our...
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self-acceptance

Making Holiday Travel Manageable When You Have a Chronic Illness

Record numbers of Americans are planning to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday this year. And many will also take to the roads and skies to travel over Christmas and New Year. Travel can take a lot out of you, especially if you're dealing with a chronic illness -- whether it's depression, migraines, cancer, or back pain.  In this article, Daniela Paolone, LMFT, who is both a psychotherapist and suffers from chronic illness herself, offers helpful tips for making holiday travel manageable...
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mental health

30 Journal Prompts to Cultivate a Grateful Heart

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 so hard to practice?
Let’s face it, it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, our imperfections,...
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How to Start Healing from Codependency

How to stop being codependent
If you have codependent traits, you’re probably wondering how in the world you can change these patterns and stop being codependent. This article will give you a general overview of some of the core components of codependency recovery. There are also many wonderful self-help resources (books, workbooks, support groups and 12-step meetings, etc.) available that...
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