The Language of Letting Go

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9780894866371
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Religion

Concentrating on self-esteem and acceptance, this book offers meditations for men and women recovering from codependency and aids them in their attempt to gain control of their lives

More Language of Letting Go

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1592857736
Release Date: 2009-08-21
Genre: Self-Help

This new volume of meditations offers clients ongoing wisdom and guidance about relationship issues. An excellent enhancement to therapy, daily thoughts provide clients with ongoing insights into issues such as surrendering, the damaging effects of manipulation, and healthy communication. More Language of Letting Go shares unsentimental, direct help for clients recovering from chemical dependency, healing from relationships and family issues, and exploring personal growth.

Twenty Four Hours A Day

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1592857582
Release Date: 2010-04-16
Genre: Self-Help

Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over six and a half million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives. "For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision" is part of the Sanskrit proverb quoted at the beginning of the book which has become one of the basic building blocks for a life of sobriety. In addition to a thought, meditation and prayer for each day of the year, this handy, pocket-sized volume also contains the Serenity Prayer and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a simple, yet effective way to help us relate the Twelve Steps to everyday life and helps us find the power not to take that first drink each day.

Today s Gift

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592859030
Release Date: 2010-02-19
Genre: Self-Help

Intended to nurture self-esteem and strengthen family relationships, these meditations help families explore harmony, sharing, individuality, trust, privacy, and tolerance. Each family member is both an individual and a part of a larger unit. The tensions and joys that can help a family care for all its members are explored in these 366 meditations that nurture family esteem and strengthen family bonds. These meditations help us consider topics like harmony, sharing, individuality, trust, privacy, and tolerance.The readings in Today's Gift nurture self-esteem by encouraging discussion, self-expression, and respect. Insightful, challenging, and caring quotations--from ancient proverbs, nursery rhymes and cartoon characters, and from figures such as William Blake, Anne Frank, Tillie Olsen, Albert Einstein, Erma Bombeck, M. Scott Peck, and many more--are accompanied by a thoughtful reflection and an inspiring affirmation.This is the book from which thousands enjoy a Thought for the Day each day on Hazelden's homepage.

Codependent No More

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857920
Release Date: 2009-06-10
Genre: Self-Help

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.

Journey to the Heart

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062291127
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Self-Help

Journey to the Heart by New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, and Lessons of Love, contains 365 insightful daily meditations that inspire readers to unlock their personal creativity and discover their divine purposes in life. “Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” –Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha

Beyond Codependency

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857951
Release Date: 2009-06-21
Genre: Self-Help

In simple, straightforward terms, Beattie takes you into the territory beyond codependency, into the realm of recovery and relapse, family-of-origin work and relationships, surrender and spirituality. You're learning to let go, to live your life free of the grip of someone else's problems. And yet you find you've just started on the long journey of recovery. Let Melody Beattie, author of the classic Codependent No More, help you along your way. A guided tour past the pitfalls of recovery, Beyond Codependency is dedicated to those struggling to master the art of self-care. It is a book about what to do once the pain has stopped and you've begun to suspect that you have a life to live. It is about what happens next.In simple, straightforward terms, Beattie takes you into the territory beyond codependency, into the realm of recovery and relapse, family-of-origin work and relationships, surrender and spirituality. With personal stories, hard-won insights, and activities, her book teaches the lessons of dealing with shame, growing in self-esteem, overcoming deprivation, and getting past fatal attractions long enough to find relationships that work.

In God s Care

Author: Karen Casey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857999
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Genre: Self-Help

In God's Care guides readers in understanding and strengthening their connection with a Higher Power, however they choose to define that presence. The books in the Hazelden Meditation Series have guided millions as they search for the wisdom and understanding they need to live one day at a time. Originally developed for people recovering from alcoholism and other addictions, these books will also appeal to anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth.In God's Care guides readers in understanding and strengthening their connection with a Higher Power, however they choose to define that presence. With the inspiration and support unique to Hazelden meditation books, In God's Care offers encouragement and guidance for "practicing the presence of God" in daily life.

Worthy of Love

Author: Karen Casey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781616491383
Release Date: 2011-04-29
Genre: Self-Help

In this beautifully written meditation book, best-selling author Karen Casey clarifies the varieties of love: the love we show friends, family, a lover, even ourselves. For those who struggle to love and be loved -- Worthy of Love offers 52 wisdom-filled meditations. Favorite Hazelden author Karen Casey clarifies the varieties of love: the love we show friends, family, a lover, even ourselves.

Codependent No More Workbook

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781616491888
Release Date: 2011-03-09
Genre: Self-Help

This highly anticipated workbook will help readers put the principles from Melody Beattie's international best seller Codependent No More into action in their own lives. This highly anticipated workbook will help readers put the principles from Melody Beattie's international best seller Codependent No More into action in their own lives.The Codependent No More Workbook was designed for Beattie fans spanning the generations, as well as for those who may not yet even understand the meaning and impact of their codependency. In this accessible and engaging workbook, Beattie uses her trademark down-to-earth style to offer readers a Twelve Step, interactive program to stop obsessing about others by developing the insight, strength, and resilience to start taking care of themselves.Through hands-on guided journaling, exercises, and self-tests, readers will learn to integrate the time-tested concepts outlined in Codependent No More into their daily lives bysetting and enforcing healthy limitsdeveloping a support system through healthy relationships with others and a higher powerexperiencing genuine love and forgivenessletting go and detaching from others' harmful behaviorsWhether fixated on a loved one with depression, an addiction, an eating disorder, or other self-destructive behaviors, or someone who makes unhealthy decisions, this book offers the practical means to plot a comprehensive, personalized path to hope, healing, and the freedom to be your own best self.

52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857746
Release Date: 2009-07-22
Genre: Self-Help

Organized as weekly collections of stories, meditations, and suggestions, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact addresses key self-care issues. What gets in the way of serenity? For most people, the answer is life--those everyday distractions, obligations, and frustrations that cause chaos and clutter. In her new week-by-week guidebook, best-selling self-help author Melody Beattie brings new hope to individuals longing to lead a more serene life.Organized as weekly collections of stories, meditations, and suggestions, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact addresses key self-care issues, including how to nurture inner peace, when to reach out to others, how to carry through on good intentions, where to make time for fun, and how to cultivate a deeper prayer life. Beattie's thoughtful prose and practical advice provide new opportunities for reflection, affirmation, and change.

Playing It by Heart

Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592858163
Release Date: 2009-07-23
Genre: Self-Help

Readers will learn what drives them into controlling behavior and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that come with recovery. Since the publication of Melody Beattie's groundbreaking book Codependent No More, millions of people have confronted the demons of codependency. And yet, many in recovery find themselves slipping back into the old ways that brought them such grief.In her book Playing It by Heart, Beattie helps readers understand what drives them back into the grasp of controlling behavior and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that come with a commitment to recovery.Personal essays, inspiring anecdotes, and prescriptive reminders show readers how to stop acting out their painful obsessions. Marked by compassion and keen insight, Playing It by Heart explores the author's most intense personal lessons and shows readers that, despite setbacks, recovery is a lifelong opportunity for spiritual growth.In her many best-selling books, including Stop Being Mean to Yourself, Codependent No More, and The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie draws on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions.

If You Leave Me Can I Come with You

Author: Misti B.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781616496173
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Touchstones

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857944
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Self-Help

Speaking straight to men who are striving for serenity or trying to maintain emotionally and spiritually balanced lives, these daily touchstones offer affirmations for intimacy, integrity, and spirituality. "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."--R.L. Evans"One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a man" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe tells us, but sometimes simply being a man can be a mighty struggle. Take heart from this companionable book of daily meditations, a year's worth of friendly words to cheer you on your way.Speaking straight to men who are striving for serenity or trying to maintain emotionally and spiritually balanced lives, these daily touchstones begin with quotations from sources as varied as William Shakespeare, Wendell Berry, Michael Spinks, and Woody Allen and conclude with affirmations that underscore the lessons of intimacy, integrity and spirituality. They explore the masculine role of lover or spouse, father or friend and, like a helping hand extended, ease the daily strain of making a man's way.

A Life of My Own

Author: Karen Casey
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 0894868632
Release Date: 1993-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

A Life of My Own offers direct and affirming meditations for daily access to strength, serenity, and insight in our relationships with chemically dependent people. A Life of My Own-- direct and affirming meditations offer daily access to strength, serenity, and insight in our relationships with chemically dependent people. Written with a broad-based spirituality and straight-forward style by the author of the classic Each Day a New Beginning, these reflections gently guide friends and family working programs like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, and Coc-Anon to a better sense of themselves, Twelve Step principles, and what it means to joyfully live a life of one's own.