Can I wait?

Today I am the eye of the storm. A powerful whirlwind of debris and chaos circumvents me. And I am stood, motionless in the middle. I’m planted in this place of inert observation. It’s not possible to stop the force, and I hold myself back from stepping into it. With my feet planted firmly on…

Powerlessness and unmanageability

The first step in any twelve step programme is admitting powerlessness and unmanageability. After attending meetings for a few months, I thought I should begin working on step one: “We admitted we were powerless over others – that our lives had become unmanageable” I’ve got a workbook to help me write my way through the…

I’m not always right.

I’m doing well with my commitment to the Codependents Anonymous (CoDA) programme these days. A while ago I became the secretary for my local meeting, so now I really need to go every week. Being secretary means I facilitate the group, making sure everyone gets time to share should they wish to and maintaining the ground rules of the session….