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Poem: On Becoming a Rose: The Journey to Self-Love

ON BECOMING A ROSE: THE JOURNEY TO SELF-LOVE  Inspired by Anaïs Nin.  “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Breaking through to self-love...
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The OTHERS Serenity Prayer

We have choices about our relationship with ourselves. We can live our lives out as our own worst enemy and unknowingly being a partner to the insidious and self-harming forces of Self-Love Deficit Disorder. Or, we can allow ourselves...
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Self-Love Container Rule

This graphic was borne out of a great psychotherapy session.  It represents the duality of Self-Love Deficit Disorder (SLDD) recovery. THE SELF-LOVE CONTAINER RULE The self-love container contains only self-love (SL) & self-contempt (SC) It’s filled up at 100%, 100%...
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By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADCSelf-Love Recovery Institute – President/CEOPsychotherapist, Educator, Author, Expert Witness I have to be honest, I do not like when the term “empath” is used interchangeably with “codependent.” “Empath,” which has its origins in the spiritual and metaphysical...
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Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg

WHO WE ARE WHAT WE DO WHY WE DO IT CONNECT BLOG Self-Love Deficit Disorder: An Interview with Ross Rosenberg, M.ED., LCPC, CADC, CSAT Written by Kristin Sunanta Walker on December 1, 2014. Posted in Authors, Behavioral / Mental...
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“Just because bad events happened to us doesn’t make us the bad event” We are not the trauma.

To some degree or another, we all carry emotional baggage. And some of us carry unresolved trauma. Ignoring it places it in the darker reaches in the part of our mind that magnetize our focus and attraction to people...
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