Author Archive for Amy Eden – Page 2

Be Charlie Brown

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This week’s post on my Facebook page for guesswhatnormalis.com drew so many views that I’m posting here, too. This is about why we should keep trying, even when others don’t see the point of our trying and when we also might not see the point of trying. I saw The Peanuts Movie the other night. [...]

Did Chronic Stress in Childhood Raise my Risk for Autoimmune Disease?

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The answer, in a word, is yes. All along, nestled in my DNA, was a marker for autoimmune disease. Who knew. If no chronically stressful or physically traumatic events had occurred in my childhood and adult life, the disease may have gone un-triggered for my lifetime. It might have just laid low in my DNA [...]

The 3 Stages of Self-Healing and Recovery Work

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Recovery Isn’t What You’d Expect On a recent trip to Portland, I grabbed a copy of Co-Dependence, Healing the Human Condition, by Charles L Whitfield. I’ve long admired Dr. Whitfield’s work. He’s been writing about co-dependence, inner child work, and adult child issues for decades (and authored dozens of books!) His is one of the [...]

How Long is Healing Myself Going to Take?

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If you ever find yourself wondering how long it takes to heal, you’re not alone. I have asked that question. We all have. I started this work in the early 90s with that very question. And as soon as I looked under the hood of my pain and discovered that I had deeply-rooted self-loathing and [...]

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 [...]