Life in Balance

Codependency Part III

20 Jun 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

Believe it or not there is a lot to say about codependency. Most people do not even realize that they are codependent. They assume that some of their attitudes and behaviors are just who they are as people. They do not understand that codependency can…

How to Improve Self-Esteem?

20 May 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

Our self esteem is something that we can control and change at any time. It is based upon our beliefs and attitudes that we have about ourselves. For example, “I AM GOOD ENOUGH despite my faults, insecurities and imperfections. Who I am is not defined…

Self-Improvement Part II

20 Apr 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

Our self esteem is something that we can control and change at any time. It is based upon the beliefs and attitudes that we have about ourselves. Improving our self-esteem comes from identifying our feelings and knowing how to express them appropriately. We need to…

Honesty

20 Jan 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance, Coping Skills, Counseling, Feelings

I find that being honest for some people is very difficult. I do not believe that most people lie intentionally. I believe that sometimes they are so fearful of the outcome or hurting someone’s feelings that their impulse is to lie. Once they lie they…

Stress

20 Dec 2012 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance, Coping Skills, Feelings, Self-Care

What can you say about stress? It feels like you can’t breathe sometimes and that you have to make quick decisions. When I am feeling overly stressed, I first try and figure out what is causing me stress and if there is something that I…