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Better Communication, Freer Life

Better Communication, Freer Life


Posted By on May 2, 2016

Better Communication, Freer Life How learning to communicate can lead to a happier life For a long time, the way my family dealt with uncomfortable situations was by pushing them under the rug. We pretended it wasn’t happening. We put on a happy face. And we pushed forward. In many ways, this helped me develop into the emotionally strong person I am today, but in many other ways it made things really difficult. We talked, but we...

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What Does That Mean??

What Does That Mean??


Posted By on Apr 20, 2016

I love when I get asked a question that really makes me think. You know the kind that makes you say “That’s a good question” out loud because you have no other response at the time. Those are the kind of questions that start to shift your perspective and bring a new idea or thought to light in your mind. I got one of those thrown at me last night. I was asked “What does it really mean to be okay being...

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Let Go

Let Go


Posted By on Apr 11, 2016

Letting go. Letting go of a destructive relationship. Letting go of an abusive partner. Letting go of a crappy job. Letting go of your need for control. Why is it so hard? I think it’s so hard because of our false belief that we are actually in control. Holding on makes it seem like it’s our decision. It’s our way of saying I can change this. I can help you. I can make it better. I can make you better. The reality...

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Managing Sunday Anxiety

Managing Sunday Anxiety


Posted By on Mar 28, 2016

If you are like me, you wake up Sunday morning feel refreshed- relieved you have another day of rest. Happy to have slept in a bit, enjoyed family and friends and had a day to yourself. And then, 4:30 hits. That’s the time that usually does it for me. I can feel myself breathing faster. My mind begins to dart from one thing to the next. Time seems to be moving in fast forward. My list of things to do somehow doubles in size. I...

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Name Change- A Little Explanation

Name Change- A Little Explanation


Posted By on Mar 21, 2016

I had a few people ask why I changed the name of my Facebook page from “Novuste Coaching” to “The Codependent Coach” so I wanted to take a few minutes to explain and alleviate some confusion. When I first set up Novuste, it was with the intention to work with families who were battling with addiction. I hadn’t yet made the distinction of who I thought my ideal client would be. As I began to tell people...

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Handling Loss

Handling Loss


Posted By on Mar 14, 2016

My family went through a difficult change with the loss of my Grandma last week. Losing someone you love is a hardship that can barely be put into words. I think the hardest part for me was seeing the family around me suffer in their sadness. It was interesting to watch how each person dealt with it a bit differently. As I observed each of my family member’s behaviors, I decided to turn inward and take a look at how I was...

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