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What would you think if I told you that joy could be part of codependency? Well it can! 
Codependency and I have been friends for too many years to count (most of my life). However, in my discovery of this, I have found joy in learning who I am as an Adult and taking my childhood back. I might even say that I find it now as a gift as I now get to discover who I am and it’s an exciting journey to take as an Adult. 
I feel my inner child come through me with excitement and wonder with all of the new thoughts, ideas and plans “we” have for my future. 
The journey can be an exciting one when we shift our idea about codependency and step out of victim mode. Just because we grew up codependent or are experiencing it now doesn’t mean our lives are over! It means our lives can begin and the time is now to experience the joy that comes with this self-discovery process. 

My friend shared your podcast with me last week. Thank you for breaking down our complex thoughts/emotions in a way that is much easier to grasp! I absolutely love the chair analogy. It has helped me so much!

– Christine

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138: Pathway to Self Love

137: End the Drama

136: The Adult Chair Changed my Life: A Conversation with Giovanna

135: The Enlightened Empath with Sarah Weiss

134: Repairing Relationships with our Kids (or Anyone)

133: Ending Triggers

132: Healing Trauma with Courtney Armstrong

131: The Power of Acceptance

130: A Deeper Understanding of The Adult Chair

129: Healing from Abandonment

128: Own Your Reality

127: Codependency: Ending the Addiction to “Help” Others

126: Integrating The Self

125: Healing from Betrayal

124: Conscious Uncoupling: How to End Relationships Well with Katherine Woodward Thomas

123- Helping Your Kids Cope with Anxiety with Sharon Selby

122: How to Stop Stress, Anxiety and Ruminating Thoughts

121: When Relationships End

120: Harness Your Powerful Flow State

119: The Only Way Out Is In

118: Becoming “Aware” with Dr. Dan Siegel

117: The Power of Letting Go with Karen Campion

116: Learn to Live Authentically with guest Sandra Rojo

115: Finding Peace within Pain with Rea Wright

114: Deepening the Adult Chair using the wisdom of the Enneagram with Ramona Reid

113: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

112: Healing Shame

111: Patti Elledge Teaches Us How to Heal Our Attachment Wounds

110: Stopping Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm from The Adult Chair

109: Breaking Negative Patterns & Programs

108: Stories & Assumptions

107: Men and Emotions with Ted Klontz

106: How to Help Others to Move into Their Adult Chair

105: Essential Oils with Annie Waugh

104: Shannon Thomas talks Narcissism, Gaslighting, and Healing from Hidden Abuse

103: It’s All About YOU!

102: Love Addiction-Love Avoidant with Karen Gelstein

101: Soothing Cannot be Outsourced

100: Self-Love

99: Vulnerability

98: Transforming Triggers

97: DriveTime Download: Healing Trauma

96: DriveTime Download: Clearing Anxiety!

95: Creating Personal Change from The Adult Chair

94: An Astrologer’s View of New Year Transitions with Rachel Lang


93: Drivetime Download: Grief

92: Managing Holiday Gatherings from The Adult Chair

91: What do I do with my Anger?

90: Stay Connected to Yourself and End Overwhelm at the Holidays

89: Feeling Our Feelings with Ramona Reid

88: How to End Suffering

87: Take Responsibility and End the Victim Mentality

86: The Power of Gratitude

85: The Power and the Promise of Journaling!

84: Raising Self-Esteem

83: Building True Connections from The Adult Chair

82: DriveTime Download: Turbulent Times Equals Change is Coming

81: Katie Hendricks Brings Plain Talk on Relationships and Intimacy in The Adult Chair

80: DriveTime Download: How do I Feel My Emotions? A special for Facebook Members!

79: Raising Teens from Your Adult Chair with James Wellborn

78: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Peace with Buddhist Noah Levine

77: Drive Time Download: What do you do with pain?

76: Mindful Eating from The Adult Chair

75: Is Fasting in Your Future? IDM’s Megan Ramos Answers your Ketosis and Fasting Questions!

74: Start your Feng Shui Journey with Tisha Morris

73: The Healing Power of Breath with Michelle D’Avella

72: From the Archives — The New Year, Energy & Inclusion with Ramona Reid

71: The Challenge to Change Black & White Thinking!

70: I Am Not Your Lifejacket! — Ending Codependency in Relationships

69: Gaining Confidence in Relationships with Intimidating People

68: Ending Relationships From our Adult Chair

67: “I don’t do emotions.”

66: The Secret to Truly Helping Others Through Pain

65: How To Connect With Your Inner Child

64: Parenting Teens with the Adult Chair

63: Arielle Ford is Here to Help You Manifest Your Soulmate!

62: Facing Our Relationship with Food, Sugar, and Addiction with Karly Randolph Pitman

61: Building Your Meditation Practice

60: Breaking Patterns

59: Surviving Middle School — Sage Advice from Parenting Expert Michelle Icard

58: Sad, Lonely and Empty

57: Cataloging the results of our Childhood Programming with Lisa Romano

56: What do I do with my Feelings and Emotions?

55: What’s Life Like in the Adult Chair?

54: Narcissism, Codependence, and the Self-Love Deficit with Ross Rosenberg

53: Let’s Talk About Sex

52: Keys to a Successful Relationship

51: Find your Authentic Self at the Heart of Your Enneagram

50: The Art of Surrender

49: Am I a Fraud? Imposter Syndrome & You!

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