All posts by Melody Beattie

Drop it

July 28, 2016

How do you let go? I just can’t let go? It’s impossible to let go of this. These are thoughts that may run through our minds when we worry, dwell,…

Prayer

July 27, 2016

As a matter of fact, prayer is the only real action in the full sense of the word, because prayer is the only thing that changes one’s character. A change…

Discipline yourself to let go

July 26, 2016

It may sound odd, but the way to give up being over controlled is to become more disciplined about letting go. — Stella Resnick, The Pleasure Zone I was sitting…

Standing Up for Ourselves

July 25, 2016

We learn some behaviors have self-defeating consequences, while others have beneficial consequences. We learn we have choices. — BEYOND CODEPENDENCY It is so easy to come to the defense of…

Integrity – Day 7

July 24, 2016

When we can’t control anything or anyone around us, we can gain a sense of control by living with integrity. Figure out what you need to do to take care…

Integrity – Day 6

July 23, 2016

I’m not sure whether experience is the best teacher, but it’s a consistent one. Gratitude Focus: We can be grateful for all the situations that teach us the value of…

Integrity – Day 5

July 22, 2016

Play a little game with yourself. Find the value in each situation you find yourself in today. Action: You don’t live in utopia yet. Forgo naïveté. Protect yourself when others…

Integrity – Day 4

July 21, 2016

Do you value integrity in others? Inventory Focus: Are the people you’re involved with in business, play, and love living by values that are harmonious with yours? Are you dancing…

Integrity – Day 3

July 20, 2016

A friend had gone to work for an employer with a reputation for dishonesty. Then he wondered, in the end, why that employer lied, conned, and screwed over him. Story’s…

The Pay-Off

July 19, 2016

Many (if not all) stories have happy endings, when we wait long enough to see the entire story, which we all someday will. As with writing, the beginning and the…