In the Mix
Where I share a collection of things and topics of interest I am reading, listening to or talking about
Welcome to “In The Mix” where I share what has piqued my curiosity and interest, heard through the grapevine or landed in my lap every two weeks (sometimes every week). A relevant curation of books, articles, websites, events, podcasts and such that might interest you too! I am a voracious & curious reader, explorer of innovation and thought leadership.
It’s a “We Can Do Hard Things” podcast double feature this week. The MOTHER of “Codependency” author of recently updated Codependent No More, Melody Beattie is on the podcast AND Melissa Urban, who recently published The Book of Boundaries joined the pod today.
Two MUST listens.
My favorite parts of Melody Beattie’s talk was when she talked about codependence with our children, “raising kids is one of the few circumstances that most closely resembles codependency. Only it’s legitimate.” And how growth happens in small actions that may be unnoticeable. I’ve been bugged by the idea of “codependency” for a long time because of the weaponization of the theory against mothers but my relentless curiosity drove me to listen to the Melody talk about it herself.
I’ve been using this book for a couple of years now to help calm my body in times of stress so that I can stay regulated and calm emotionally. It’s been an easily accessible medicine in the times we find ourselves in. How To Breathe, Ashley Neese. 25 simple practices for calm, joy and resilience. Ashley is also in recovery and breathwork was a big part of her recovery pathway.
I recently shared thisHarm Reduction TED Talk gem with a friend
This is a juicy little peach of information about brain chemicals and a DOSE to boost your sense of wellbeing with.
And I self published a little book for the mothers called The Lay of The Land. It’s a short 5 chapter read to get the lay of the land and how to navigate the terrain when facing substance use, addiction and walking the path recovery with your loved one, for yourself and your family. A practical guide that you can download and read on your device in less than a day, right now. It’s the book I wished I’d had when addiction flared up in my son in 2011. I wrote it especially for the mothers. You can order it here. Subscribers can use coupon code: recoverthemother for half off until the end of November.
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