My A – Z Codependency Challenge – D

This is so familiar. It helps to know I am not alone. Thank God, I woke up.

Diary of a Recovering Codependent

Denial, Delusional, Deceit, Debacle 

Oh good grief! When I started this little A-Z challenge I don’t think I really thought it through well. I’m laughing at myself now because it’s only day 4 and who wants to admit these damn words?

Delusional: having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions – Yep, I had false and unrealistic beliefs of my life. I believed my life was good for the most part. I believed I was truly helping people who needed me. I believed someone loved me when they told me they loved me. I believed I was put here to help others regardless of what it did to me. I believed my needs, wants, hurts, disappointments, even successes were not as important as yours. Oh good Lord was I delusional!

Denial: disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing – Yep, I lived in denial. I did not believe how…

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Week 3| Self-Acceptance

Week 3| Self-Acceptance

Very helpful post, video and exercise!

The Richness of a Simple Life

Attention Kindness Challenge participants!

In this post, you’ll find:

  • this week’s theme prompt & exercise
  • the reflection post prompt questions for this week and the end of the self-kindness portion of the challenge
  • suggested reading & video
  • a screensaver for this week’s theme

If you haven’t signed up for the challenge yet and would like details about the challenge, click here.

Don’t forget to bookmark this post so you can link your reflection post here once you write it at the end of the week. 

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VOTE HERE – for the 2017-18 One-Liner Wednesday Badge

I’m loving this opportunity. Please take a look at the One-Liner Wednesday badge entries and consider voting for “Birds Flying” by yours truly before noon Tuesday. Thank you!

Linda G. Hill

It’s after midnight and all the entries for this year’s One-Liner Wednesday badge contest are in. We have some great badges to choose from this year–I have a feeling it’s going to be a close race.

Be sure to check out all the badges before you vote. Please note the descriptions I’ve given them: they’ll be what you vote for on the poll. Here they are:

Yellow Badge by Matt

Birds Flying by JoAnna

Prompt Tree by Lisa

Black and White by Allan

Birds on a Wire by Dan

I’m Up Here! by Maggie

I encourage the contestants and all their supporters to share their choices for best badge far and wide. Get all your friends to vote!

The poll will be available until Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at noon EST (GMT-5), so get your vote in while you can! The results will be posted Tuesday afternoon.

Best of luck…

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I’m re-blogging this post from Maverick Mist. It contains so much that I love including a revelation about healing, not saving. Since I was about 12 years old, I’ve wanted to save the world and often feel like I’m not doing enough. I can’t save the world, but I can heal myself, and I can do my part to heal little pieces of the world.

Maverick Mist


the silence
of nature

the power within.
the power


the path is whatever passes—no
end in itself.

the end is,

not saving

the proof

the proof of the power within.

Gary Snyder

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Remembering Infinity: Traveling Light

Stargazer provides a helpful explanation of being sensitive and empathic and ways to take care of ourselves.

Remembering Infinity

Don’t let yesterday’s suffering, worries, or regrets keep you from soaring among the stars!Rise above the past.  Don’t let yesterday’s suffering, worries, or regrets keep you from soaring among the stars!

I think it’s interesting how our childhood experiences have such an impact on how we perceive and react to things so much later in life, don’t you? The state of our environment in those early years has so much to do with our perspectives, our temperament, and our ways of dealing and coping with life.

In a recent post I wrote about how “different” I felt from other kids growing up. One of the differences seemed to be that I was always quite sensitive to the feelings of others—as well as my own. If one of my classmates was angry, sad, or afraid of something, I immediately related myself to their situation and almost felt their emotions myself. If I saw someone who was ill or injured, I seemed to feel at…

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