Just woke up to the sound of rain and a little bit of thunder outside my window! This happens so rarely in San Diego, it is truly a treat when it does :)
Recovery From Co-dependency: It’s never Too Late to Reclaim Your Childhood By Laurie Weiss and Jonathan B. Weiss: The way that this book ended up changing my life is insane. So I was assigned my very first client as a therapist. I was so nervous, feeling like I had no idea what to do. In our first session, the client said “I know I’m co-dependent and want to stop”. Later that week, I found this book laying around the office. This book was so old, the pages had turned yellow but I figured I’d give it a try if it might help me treat this client. Little did I know, that this book would not only help me help this client but also help myself. I read this book twice. Once to help this client back in September and again, two months ago. I will admit that this book isn’t for everyone. I know that it won’t float everyone’s boat but…damn…it is good. First of all, you realize that everyone has co-dependency to a certain degree. Some more, some less but we all suffer from this belief that others are responsible for our happiness. If this wasn’t true we wouldn’t have war, we wouldn’t see people flipping off others on the freeway and depression, anxiety and personality disorders would be less rampant. Basically, this book takes you age by age and processes with you, the parts of you childhood (inner child) that are still wounded. We can all recall, with exactitude, the times we were hurt by our parents words, actions or absence. We recall the broken promises, being mistreated, and for many abused. Sometimes just thinking about those things can bring anger, sadness and desolation into our hearts. This book is about letting it ALL out and finally finally healing from those wounds.
This book is powerful BUT it’s a difficult read if its the first time you’re going to deal with these wounds. I really needed my therapist when I read it the first AND second time due to all the emotions that came out. But I will promise you this…once those started coming out, I felt myself healing and am finally at peace with much of what once plagued me.
Read this book if:
- You know you’re holding on to anger, resentment, and sadness from the past (especially childhood).
- You’re wondering if therapy would help you deal with all that.
- You want to heal and stop depending on others for your happiness.
Printable Workouts (by BLOGILATES)
I decided to put all this printable workouts by blogilates in here in case you don’t have internet or there’s not a gym near you!
You can save them in your phones/tablets/laptops or print them and take them always with you! So, here they are! Enjoy :) xx
I just finished this book, which was recommended to me by mentalextensions, and I really loved it. It’s one of the only times I’ve ever been truly scared by a book. On top of being genuinely terrifying, it’s beautifully written. Highly recommended.
Also, this is one of the few times when I’ve read a book and thought that it would make a really great movie. Kind of hoping there are plans to bring it to the screen eventually.
i made the best tilapia last night: seasoned it with salt/pepper, red pepper flakes/garlic, sauteed over medium heat in a relatively small amount of butter, with a splash of lemon juice at the end. so simple, yet so so good.