Life in Balance

Adolescent Dating

10 Apr 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Adolescents, Feelings

Dating and relationships are important for all age groups. But sometimes we feel like others don’t understand our relationships because of age differences. I remember getting into arguments all the time with my mom about hanging out with boys or having a boyfriend. I felt…

Overcoming the Blues

25 Mar 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

When the weather has been so snowy and cold for as long as it has been this year, it has a way of making some of us feel depressed and not wanting to do anything. This can be a very normal response and understandable given…

The New You for 2014 Part II

25 Feb 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

In last month’s article I talked about setting goals for the new year and the importance of keeping them simple and realistic for us. Sometimes this can be a difficult task because some if not most of us want it NOW!!! We want instantaneous results…

The New Year for 2014

25 Jan 2014 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

January 2014 is a New Year. It is when we start to think about our goals for the New Year. Some of us will look back on last year and think about what our goals were for 2013 and did we in fact achieve those…

Enjoy the Holidays

20 Nov 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

This is the time of year right after Thanksgiving when our stress levels can rise and we can start to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of Christmas and what that means to us, to our friends, family and coworkers. Sometimes it feels as though we…

Time for Change

25 Oct 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

It is that time of year, the leaves are starting to fall and change color, the air is cool and crisp and the days are shorter. Fall has a way of inspiring change. It is a new season and with that comes new hopes and…

What is Codependency?

25 Sep 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

Codependency can be described as the set of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that can be somewhat encompassed as “unhealthy caretaking.” It is the effect on the object of the care that is unhealthy, as well as on the codependent individual. The origin of the concept…

Codependency

20 Aug 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

As stated in last month’s article, codependency can be described as the set of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that can be somewhat encompassed as “unhealthy caretaking”. The codependent like the addict is in denial. They are so enmeshed with the addict’s life and all that…

Codependency Part II

20 Jul 2013 Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance

Another aspect of codependency has to do with our everyday interactions and relationship with others. Sometimes we don’t even know it but we are looking for others approval of us or the decisions we make in our life. We tend to be “people pleasers” in…