Balanced Other Focus

Alchemical Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie

Double Bind

“There is simply no winning with a narcissist. He will treat you so horribly that you will become withdrawn and depressed and then he will turn around and say you’re no fun anymore. You’re always so depressed. I need to be with someone more positive.” – Susan Williams

Go Your Own Way

“Detachment is letting another person experience their consequences instead of taking responsibility for their actions.” – Unknown

Is That Ok?

“I am a recovering people pleaser. Is that ok?” – Anonymous

It’s Not You, It’s Me

“A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.” Melody Beattie

Priority One

Snap Out of It

“The formula is simple: In any given situation, detach and ask, “What do I need to do to take care of myself?” – Melody Beattie

For the Birds

“Settling for crumbs doesn’t keep you fed – it keeps you starving.” – Danielle LaPorte

Big Love

“I learned again and again in my life, until you get your own act together, you’re not ready for Big Love. What you’re ready for is one of those codependent relationships where you desperately need a partner.” – Bruce H. Lipton

Cliff Notes

“Contacting and living from our true self is the central task of personal growth.” – Charles L. Whitfield

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