Author Archives: Sherry Gaba

Acting Instead of Reacting

December 1st, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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As codependents, many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional and traumatic. In order to cope, we developed survival skills that would carry us into adulthood. We continued to use those survival skills, even when it was plain for anyone to see they weren’t working. It’s not just something we can stop doing …
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Tips For Handling Family Drama, Drinking And Holiday Stress

November 23rd, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The holidays are a very challenging time for many people. There are extremely high expectations that everything is going to be perfect, people are going to get along and there will be overwhelming good will towards others. Some people hold the Martha Stewart or Pinterest impression of the season. Everything has to match, have a …
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4th Annual Recovery Today Online Conference

November 11th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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Hi everyone! Today I want to tell you about a project that I’ve been working on that I hope you’ll join us for! November 14-18, we will be holding the 4th Annual Recovery Today Online Conference!  All you have to do is visit www.recoverytodayseries.com – and the best part is it’s free! Anyone can join, …
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Enjoying the good days

October 26th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

                Hi everyone.  Today I want to talk about the idea of enjoying the good days.  I know it sounds like a simple, self-explanatory topic, but for a lot of us, it can be a daunting thing to have a good day! For a long time, as love …
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Dating Yourself

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

   Over the past three years, I’ve done a lot of soul-searching in my recovery from codependence.  I did not have my own identity, and I didn’t even know what things I really liked to do, watch, or listen to.  I’d like you to ask yourself when was the last time that you did something …
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Are You In Denial?

October 11th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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    Denial…It ain’t just a river in Egypt!  The degrees of it in our lives vary, but I firmly believe that every single human on Earth has experienced it at some point in our lives.  This is because, for a time, denial serves us.  We deny what we cannot accept or handle, and it …
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Action Plan

October 5th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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Today I want to do a little something together.  You’re going to need a pen and paper, because we are going to write our action plans for the day (if you’re reading this at night, go ahead and do tomorrow’s). As a codependent, one of the things I tend to do is procrastinate.  Some things …
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Vision Boards and Vision Statements

September 27th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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     I think it’s safe to say that most of us have heard someone say, “Visualize what you want and you will get/achieve it,” in our lifetimes.  If we’re lucky, we’ve heard it more than once, and if we are even luckier, we’ve tried one ourselves and found that it can be a great …
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Codependency

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Abuse | Addiction | Addiction & Recovery - (Comments Off)
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     When I first realized I was a codependent, one of the things that I began to understand was that I lived my life playing the victim.  Everything was always happening TO me, people were always doing harm to me, and I was completely innocent, and the list could go on forever.  I victimized myself, …
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