All posts by Melody Beattie

The Quest – Day 4

June 24, 2016

Some problems are slow-burners. We live with them for a long time and get used to mucking about in them. Other problems strike hard and fast, coming down on us…

The Quest – Day 3

June 23, 2016

Life brings us to our knees. We can’t take it anymore, whatever it is. In desperation, we begin learning new values and living them in new ways, such as prayer,…

The Quest – Day 2

June 22, 2016

“It was the hardest two years of my life,” a woman said. “So many painful, unexpected events happened. I felt so abandoned, so lost. I didn’t understand what was happening,…

How Much Can You Receive?

June 21, 2016

The question posed by this Blog’s title doesn’t mean, How much mistreatment can you take before doubling over in pain and then exploding in a crazed rage while the Other Person says,…

The Quest – Day 1

June 21, 2016

Have you ever gone on a scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt? You have a list of things you’re looking for, and it’s up to you to get creative and…

Know when to compromise

June 19, 2016

Sometimes compromise is important. Sometimes it’s better to give in to someone else’s wishes in order to have fun as a group or as a couple, or for the benefits…

Separating from Family Issues

June 18, 2016

We can draw a healthy line, a healthy boundary, between ourselves and our nuclear family. We can separate ourselves from their issues. Some of us may have family members who are addicted to alcohol…

Bring your ideals to life

June 17, 2016

There is a Zen story about two monks walking down a street after a heavy rain. Arriving at a corner, they came upon a beautiful girl in fine clothing unable…

Nurturing Self-Care

June 16, 2016

There isn’t a guidebook for setting boundaries. Each of us has our own guide inside ourselves. If we continue to work at recovery, our boundaries will develop. They will get healthy and sensitive.…