My apologies for the lack of posts recently. Major writer's block. Very uninspired. But then I picked up the most recent copy of "O" Magazine, and something caught my attention.
Oprah wrote a letter to herself. It was "from" her current self, and "to" her 20 year old self. She asked several celebrity friends to do the same. I thought the letters were fascinating. Then I thought, what would I say to a young Mary? I decided to write that letter, and I invite my readers to do the same! It's been awhile since we had an interactive subject, and I think this is a great one. So if you would like to write a letter to your younger self, please do so. You can email it to me and I will post it right here in "Detach".
I will post my letter in the next entry. In the meantime, here are a few excerpts from the magazine, to get everyone inspired, and on the right track.
Oprah: "You've spent too many days and years trying to please others and be what they wanted you to be." "Knowing there is a "higher calling" is what will sustain and fulfill you".
Cecile Richards: "Never turn down an opportunity. There's always going to be a reason to say no.You don't have the right clothes, the right experience, the right connections. Learn to say yes anyway."
Candy Crowley: "Be brave. Most times the answer to "What's the worst that can happen?" is "Nothing you can't handle."
Michael J. Fox: "When the unexpected and inconceivable intrudes on life, and it will, deal with life's actual events--don't obsess about perceived eventualities. Relax--enjoy the ride."
A codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her, and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior.
The following two "Detach" journal entries will give you a crash course:
"An Answer to a Prayer" dated Nov 1, 2008 "How Did We Wind Up Here?" dated Nov 2, 2008
About This Journal
In 2008 I had the life changing realization that there was a name for what I'd always felt was "wrong" with me. After 20 years of thumbing through various self-help books. I learned about codependence.
I began writing this journal to document my journey out. Over time, it's evolved into something more. While I still talk about codependence (I know now, it will never totally leave me), this blog has turned into the thumbprint of my life; a therapeutic journal for me to sort out a lifetime of thoughts and memories. I believe in being honest with myself and others, and when something is bothering me, I reach out. With a support team of strong, smart women surrounding us, we can all continue to grow. I'm trying to live my best life, in pursuit of a Healthy Mind, a Healthy Body.