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The Language of Letting Go (Hazelden Meditation Series)

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ISBN13: 9780894866371
ISBN10: 0894866370
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Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency.

Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

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Concentrating on self-esteem and acceptance, this book offers meditations for men and women recovering from codependency and aids them in their attempt to gain control of their lives.

About the Author

Beattie was a struggling single parent of two children, freelance author, and journalist cranking out stories for a small-town daily newspaper in 1986 when she came up with a book idea. She wanted to write a book about what happens to people when they love someone who is addicted to alcohol and other drugs. "There were many books out there about how to help an addict or alcoholic. Nobody was talking about how an addict impacts the lives of the people around him or her, and how crazy you can become when you love someone who is addicted," Beattie said. "Even though I was sober, I didn't know how crazy I could get until it happened to me." Twenty publishers turned down Beattie's book proposal. "It's a good idea, but we don't think there's that many codependents out there," they wrote back. Hazelden, however, a treatment center and recovery publisher based in Minnesota, saw a need for the book. The publisher understood how families of alcoholics suffer and believed Beattie's book idea would help people. Beattie marched to the welfare department, asked for enough financial help to make it through the three months it would take her to write the book, then locked herself in a basement office and cranked out Codependent No More. Codependent No More has now sold 3.5 million copies. Beattie has since written nine more books, five for major publishing houses on the east and west coasts. She relocated from Minnesota to California, and she has long-since paid back the welfare department. Beattie has appeared in the pages of Newsweek and People and has been a regular guest on Geraldo and Oprah. Playing It By Heart is Beattie's first original book for Hazelden since 1990; the book is a return to her recovery roots that first brought her national recognition.

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DelusionDispeller, April 28, 2009 (view all comments by DelusionDispeller)
Second to the Bible, this book is the book I have lived my life by, ever since experiencing the pain of my first broken relationship. Unfortunately I misplaced my copy and haven't had it to read.

I think the title of the book is very appropriate. Codependency has a language and so does Letting Go. Codependency is the language of control and manipulation and force on others. Letting go is the setting free and holding on loosely to others. This title fits the book very well. If you have not read this book yet, no matter what your beliefs or views, it will give you real insight into how the human psyche works and how to own your own behaviors and feelings safely and successfully.
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mermaid3145, October 15, 2008 (view all comments by mermaid3145)
I was lucky enough to find this book at a garage sale. I picked it up for a quarter. The best quarter I ever spent!
Being codependant myself, this book is perfect for anyone who has the same disease that I do. Always gives you insite and information to ponder. Has helped me so much in my every day life and dealing with all types of people. Family being first, then whom ever I interact with during the day. A very gifted writer has given us words to live by. Thank you so much!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780894866371
Introduction:
Beattie, Melody
Author:
Beattie, Melody
Author:
Beattie, Melody
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Location:
Center City, MN :
Subject:
Devotional
Subject:
English
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Recovery
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Codependency
Subject:
Devotional calendars
Subject:
Prayer-books and devotions
Subject:
Dependency
Subject:
Codependents
Subject:
Codependents -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English.
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Self Help-Codependency and Love Addiction
Subject:
Meditations
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Hazelden Meditation Series
Series Volume:
LS-28E
Publication Date:
June 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
7.38 x 5 in

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