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CoDA Weekly Reading 1/17/17

January 17th 2017

I didn't realize the reason I couldn't get out of bed anymore was due to years of an exhausting drive to control others so that I felt important. Eventually it wore me down to where I wasn't able to help anyone. This was my crossroad. Helping people is what gave me self-worth, now I was only left with a very depressed, very useless, me. Everyone kept telling me to take time for myself, to just focus on me, and honestly, it felt like a death sentence. I wasn't enough. I don't know how it happened, I just know I started ...Continue Reading

Volunteers Wanted: CoDA Co-NNections Book of Recovery Stories

January 11th 2017

CoDA Co-NNections Book of Recovery Stories The CoDA Board of Trustees has authorized the Co-NNections Committee to compile a book of recovery stories drawn from the Co-NNections archives! Wanted: Members of the Fellowship who desire to help create this book. Interested Fellowship Members would serve on a book Work Group. This Work Group will have the same standing as the other Co-NNections Subcommittees: Weekly Readings and Meeting in Print, except the Book Work Group will be disbanded at the completion of the proje ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading 1/10/17

January 9th 2017

"Keeping My Peace" We all have challenges we face on a daily basis whether it is work, family, romantic relationships, friendship, or financial issues. For me, keeping peace in my heart and in my mind is essential to navigating all of these avenues of life. However, sometimes maintaining the peace in my head is very challenging. A few weeks ago, I was not in a peaceful state of mind. I allowed the world to take my peace. That was a difficult place for me, as I had not been in that level of darkness in over ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading 1/3/17

January 2nd 2017

SUE'S STORY: QUEEN OF BAD RELATIONSHIPS! I know I was raised to be a very compliant child. Shy to extremes, I was very quiet and most fearful of a very strict parental unit, household environment and religious educational system. I learned early on to please others, get rewarded for that and always do the right thing! I certainly had the “fear of the lord” ingrained in me early on. I even created “sins” to confess because I wasn't sure I committed any. So my middle name growing up was “fear.” I was an excellent studen ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading 12/27/16

December 27th 2016

I was in CoDA for 6 months when I had to terminate a relationship. I was waiting at the station for my train to go to my CoDA meeting in the City. When the train pulled into the station, something inside me pulled me to the track. I just thought: "I can't do this to my children!”, turned around and held on to metal bars in front of the station window until the train had stopped. Then I got on the train, sat down and made a gratitude list in my head. That pulled me out of despair. When I got to the City I had no en ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading 12/20/16

December 19th 2016

_Request for a Gift  _ I turn on the tap and water gushes out Water I can drink safely, containing fluoride that can strengthen my teeth I have hot water kept at 98°C, ice cubes in my freezer, and a flask of water at room temperature And don't start me on all the different beverages, drinks, powdered, ground, dried, teas, liquids and concentrates that I have in my home Can I see just how many luxuries I have in life? So many choices to address what I currently fancy Sometimes I forget that, and I get thrown of ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Readings Needs You

December 18th 2016

Hi, we hope you've found the weekly reading helpful & inspirational! We're writing today, looking for CoDA members who would be interested in contributing to the Weekly Readings in 1 of 2 ways: 1. We're looking for new material to send out for the Weekly Reading. We are interested in receiving submissions from CoDA members that represent the authentic experience of recovery. We are especially looking for submissions that not only focus on the pain and struggle associated with codependency, but that also points to ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading: 2nd Meeting In Print Is Out

December 17th 2016

Greetings CoDA Weekly Readings Subscribers, CoNNections is releasing a new publication “Meeting In Print” (MiP). This will start as a quarterly newsletter based on the format of a live meeting. Each edition will contain the following elements required in a CoDA group; the welcome, the preamble, the twelve steps & the twelve traditions; + the serenity prayer and the meeting close. Along with these elements there will be the opportunity for a share in various media formats. Our first two editions are based on written ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading 12/13/16

December 13th 2016

I don’t remember when I actually became codependent. It may have been when I was the child of an ill mother constantly worrying. I always felt that if I could make her feel like everything was OK, then she would be OK. Every day I asked her if she was “happy” because after suffering a mental breakdown and telling me that she “wanted to go away and be with God,” I needed reassurance that she would not leave me. My happiness hinged on her medicated happiness. I grew up always being “good,” “happy,” “exciting,” a “mover ...Continue Reading

CoDA Weekly Reading 12/13/16

December 13th 2016

I don’t remember when I actually became codependent. It may have been when I was the child of an ill mother constantly worrying. I always felt that if I could make her feel like everything was OK, then she would be OK. Every day I asked her if she was “happy” because after suffering a mental breakdown and telling me that she “wanted to go away and be with God,” I needed reassurance that she would not leave me. My happiness hinged on her medicated happiness. I grew up always being “good,” “happy,” “exciting,” a “mover ...Continue Reading
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