Healing

The Magic Is in You

April 10, 2018

Sometimes, we play a little trick on ourselves. We may get so close to someone, we think, I don’t have to let go. Or we may become so successful at…

Holiday Triggers

February 27, 2018

One year, when I was a child, my father got drunk and violent at Christmas. I had just unwrapped a present, a bottle of hand lotion, when he exploded in…

To People Further Down the Grief Road

January 02, 2018

Is someone you care about grieving?  Do you wonder what to do to help?  You can post questions at The Grief Club site at http://www.MelodyBeattie.net in the forum attached to appropriate groups…

How to Support Someone in Grief

December 19, 2017

Here are some steps you can take on your journey to learning to comfort and support others and yourself: Make it a written goal to acquire the skills of nurturing…

Please Don’t Say That

December 05, 2017

In FaceBook (an internet social site), I put a call out to people who had gone through grief. I asked them what helped most and what helped least when it…

Trust Each Moment

March 28, 2017

Trust. Trust. Trust. Again and again, that’s the issue. See how much of your pain, your anguish, your tension arises simply from not trusting the absolute perfection of the present…

Choosing Positive Affirmations for Recovery

December 06, 2016

One of our choices in recovery is choosing what we want to think—using our mental energy positively. Positive mental energy, positive thinking, does not mean we think unrealistically or revert…

Acting ‘as if’: Taking Small Steps

November 22, 2016

Acting as if is another recovery truism that’s been around for a long time. I still use it regularly in my life. I know people who are not in recovery—athletes, performers,…