That Gut Feeling…

Have you ever had that strange feeling in the pit of your stomach. It’s a mix between hunger pangs and feeling sick to your stomach. It’s present even after you have eaten and it just continues until it becomes almost unbearable. Have you had it? Do you ask yourself, whats going to happen? Why am I feeling this way and you try to ignore it; hoping it will pass; or perhaps thinkng oh my nerves are just shot because its been such a long day.

That profound and yet oh so annoying is the one we want to ignore when we know its time to take off the blinders and pay attention to what is happening around us. It’s saying hello out there pay attention (while kicking and screaming). It says make a decesion. It says you dont like what you are seeing or feeling so do something about it. It says don’t be a chicken, speak up for yourself.

If we pay more attention to that gut feelings it will protect us from heartache which is so much more painful and harder to heal. So dont ignore that……….

Gut feeling


recognize and accept

Recognize the wonder in the moment of you…accept love..accept joy….accept peace…accept you.

Love: to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for..

Joy: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation

Peace: a quiet and calm state


adjective /ˌdisəˈpointid/ 

(of a person)<strong> Sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfill one’s hopes or expectations
– I’m disappointed in you, Mary
– thousands of disappointed customers were kept waiting

(of hopes or expectations) Prevented from being realized

Affirmation for the day.
I am in control of how I react to life challenges.

Are you a co-dependent?

Co-dependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. The disorder was first identified about ten years ago as the result of years of studying interpersonal relationships in families of alcoholics.

Family secrets. Guilt. Shame. Repressed anger. Low self-esteem. Compromising your own values to avoid another person’s rejection or anger. These are just a few red flags of co-dependence.

Characteristics of Co-dependent People Are:

An exaggerated sense of responsibility for the actions of others
A tendency to confuse love and pity, with the tendency to “love” people they can pity and rescue
A tendency to do more than their share, all of the time
A tendency to become hurt when people don’t recognize their efforts
An unhealthy dependence on relationships. The co-dependent will do anything to hold on to a relationship; to avoid the feeling of abandonment
An extreme need for approval and recognition
A sense of guilt when asserting themselves
A compelling need to control others
Lack of trust in self and/or others
Fear of being abandoned or alone
Difficulty identifying feelings
Rigidity/difficulty adjusting to change
Problems with intimacy/boundaries

Source: Mental Health America

Co-dependents Anonymous
Phone: (888) 444-2359 {Toll free} (888) 444-2379 {Spanish toll free}

Good Friday

Christ death is an example of pure love and sacrifice. He died on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and burdens. Are you carrying something that Christ already sacrificed himself for? Let it go……..

EGO…..edging God out……

[ee-goh, eg-oh] Show IPA
–noun, plural e·gos.
the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
Psychoanalysis . the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.
egotism; conceit; self-importance: Her ego becomes more unbearable each day.
self-esteem or self-image; feelings: Your criticism wounded his ego.
( often initial capital letter ) Philosophy .
the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
Scholasticism . the complete person comprising both body and soul.
Ethnology . a person who serves as the central reference point in the study of organizational and kinship relationships