Archives for Grief and Loss

Addictions

Recovery from Rejection and Breakups

Because our nervous system is wired to need others, rejection is painful. Romantic rejection especially hurts. Feeling lonely and missing connection share the evolutionary purpose of survival and reproduction....
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General

The Dark Side of Loneliness

Many people, especially codependents, are haunted by inner loneliness. Twenty percent (60 million) of Americans report that loneliness is the source of their suffering. In fact, our emotional reaction...
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Abuse

Chronic Depression and Codependency

Dysthymia, or chronic depression, is a common symptom of codependency; however, many codependents aren’t aware that they’re depressed. Because the symptoms are mild, most people with chronic depression wait...
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General

Book Review: Tiny Beautiful Things

Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start here. ~ Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things features a beautiful collection of well-crafted, undeniably relatable letters, along with...
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General

Book Review: Wild

How wild it was, to let it be. — Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed’s national best-seller, Wild, is the true account of a woman who loses everything and risks everything...
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Creativity

Coming Home

From when I was 19 until only just recently, my family and I watched my little brother slip further and further into the darkness of his own mind. The...
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