Author Archive for Amy Eden

When There’s Alcoholism in Your Family Tree (or Your Partner’s Family Tree): Part One

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We all find our way to the realization that our family history includes alcoholism, we just find our way there differently. ┬áSome of us find our way through finding ourselves in a relationship with an addict of some sort again and again, until we examine our family history and codependent leanings — and, through that [...]

Start Practicing Self-Kindness and Personal Boundaries Come Naturally

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There are aspects of our journey, self-investigation, and its narrow paths that we can only walk alone. We want to share ourselves so completely with our friends and partners that, at times, we try to take them with us to the tough, dark places that it’s appropriate for only us to go. We make our [...]

What’s Kind Book Buy Friday?

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Are we being selfish trouble-makers when we say “no”? Or, rather, are we truly and simply expressing ourselves? We may actually be saying, “I prefer this other thing, or this other thing delights me.” Listen to those you care about when they say “no” — what delights them? What are they saying? What’s another way [...]

Win a copy of my book for a friend (or yourself) this week

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I’m promoting my book on its Facebook page, here. This week — you can enter to receive a complimentary copy of the book or eBook (I’m giving-away one of each). –amy Know someone who needs more self-kindness and compassion in their life? Win a free copy of The Kind Self-Healing Book… Posted by The Kind [...]

I was going to start a new habit and then completely forgot. Again.

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On a recent Saturday, a coaching client described something I’ve come to think of as a particular kind of amnesia, ‘amnesia of intention’. It’s a kind of forgetfulness, but extremely complete. While she and I were talking, I had an ‘ah-ha!’ moment because it was the first time I’d heard someone describe the experience. While [...]