Author: Misti B.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Daily meditations that provide healing insight with a lighthearted touch into the common struggles that codependents and those in Al-Anon frequently face. “By the time I’d gotten to Al-Anon… people responded with ‘Thank God,’ or ‘It’s about time.’ I wasn’t a horrible person. It’s not like I had buried bodies under my floorboards. I was just a little dramatic and a tiny bit controlling.” –Misti B.Most people in the throes of codependency’s problematic behaviors typically don’t see their plight as a laughing matter. And yet, judging by the peals of laughter often heard coming out of Twelve Step meeting rooms, many eventually do find the humor in their self-defeating thoughts and actions.If You Leave Me, Can I Come with You? is full of refreshingly original meditations for each day of the year. Infusing her wisdom with self-revealing honesty and humor, Misti B. provides healing insight with a lighthearted touch into the common struggles that codependents and those in Al-Anon frequently face. Issues such as people pleasing, lack of boundaries, and perfectionism don’t have to overwhelm us if we work a solid Twelve Step program and learn not to take ourselves so seriously. Misti B. shows how to do both, delivering the right mix of support, inspiration, and healthy irreverence.
Author: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, inc
Publisher: Al Anon Family Group Headquarters
Release Date: 1996-11
Genre: Family & Relationships
COURAGE TO BE ME: LIVING WITH ALCOHOLISM, written by Alateens & their sponsors, speaks the language of young people whose lives are in jeopardy because of someone else's drinking. In these pages, young people tell the truth about what happens in their homes. By sharing with each other, they realize how valuable they are as individuals. Through Alateen's Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, they discover that they are not alone & that there is hope. Their struggles, worries & pains become opportunities to share experience, strength & hope. They learn how to take care of themselves while continuing to hope that their parent, sibling or other relative will get better. Little by little, they stop blaming themselves for disappointments, problems & tragedies that occurred in their families. They begin to relax & have fun. Gradually, as they share with each other, they claim the courage to be themselves. COURAGE TO BE ME: LIVING WITH ALCOHOLISM is an inspirational book for readers of all ages, especially those who love someone with a drinking problem. Order from Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. 757-563-1600, FAX 757-563-1655.
This book looks at both sides of the counseling process, at the unfolding work of the client, and at the efforts of the counselor to prepare herself to respond effectively. Where their two worlds meet, the counseling relationship begins, and the outc