What is it that you want most in your life? Is it to be famous, financially wealthy, professionally successful, to love and be loved?

There’s always that which we think will make us happy. If we are fortunate enough, the things we request are not only within our physical grasp, but within our emotional grasp as well. While checking off those list of wants seem doable for many, there are also others who suffer from desiring life’s basic necessities. In addition to our basic needs, like fresh air, water, food and shelter, we also have wants: to be healthy, to live free of pain and painful emotions, and to be in a loving nontoxic relationship. Maybe we can’t have it all. But we all deserve to have a life that’s good enough.

Alice Domar says:

“When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.”

Whether you’re in the midst of positive change, on the path toward happiness or just getting by, find ways to celebrate the road you’ve already traveled. Chances are you’ll be surprised by the miles you walked. Let these posts be a reminder of the challenges you’ve already faced and let them fuel you for the ones yet to come. Have a great weekend!

‘Addicted’ to an Addict? 5 Warning Signs of Codependency
(Addiction Recovery) – You may be in a codependent relationship and not even know it. But you have an inkling something’s not right. You may fear losing your partner. You may sacrifice your own needs for theirs or have difficulty setting boundaries in your relationship. For more signs you’re in a codependent relationship go here.

The Upside to Embracing Dark Emotions
(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – The only way to get through difficult emotions is to walk right through it. Need help? Read how emotional surfing can get you on the path toward emotional freedom.

Traumatic Childhood, Creative Adult
(The Creative Mind) – Are all artists productive only in the throes of pain and suffering? Why life as a tortured artist is purely a myth with comments from real life artists and actors who say so.

Understanding Relationship, Sexual, and Intimate Betrayal as Trauma (PTSD)
(Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age) – An affair is devastating to a relationship. But the betrayal can also be traumatic to the partner coping with it. This post breaks down the signs of trauma from infidelity with information on how to heal.

The Politics of Mental Illness: Inpatient Psych Wards Revealed
(Tales of Manic Depression) – Blogger Erica Loberg is blowing the whistle on acute inpatient psych wards. Learn about the shocking ways patients are being mistreated today.