Today I am jamming with self-help pioneer, Melody Beattie! Melody is the author of many bestselling books—including The Language of Letting Go, Playing It by Heart, The Grief Club, Beyond Codependency, and The Codependent No More Workbook. In 2009, Codependent No More was named one of the four essential self-help books of all time by Newsweek.
Melody Beattie’s compassionate and insightful look into codependency—the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another—has guided millions toward the understanding that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins. Join us today as we jam about the ins and outs of codependency in relationships, the challenges faced by those stuck in addictive or enabling cycles, the importance of setting boundaries, and how to break free.
00:33 The fine line between being human and a codependent
04:06 How writing ‘Codependent No More’ saved her life
12:31 The role of men and women in relationships
17:58 Healing the division
24:00 Choose your own circumstance
28:21 Boundaries for tech and social media
32:42 Unveiling collective codependency
38:02 Trauma reflecting in present-day anxiety
40:22 How to break free
46:38 Learn to love yourself unconditionally
49:26 There’s nothing human about technology