Blog Tour Review: Conquering Shame and Codependency by Darlene Lancer

Shame and CodependencyA nationally recognized author and codependency expert examines the roots of shame and its connection with codependent relationships. Learn how to heal from their destructive hold by implementing eight steps that will empower the real you, and lead to healthier relationships.

Shame: the torment you feel when you’re exposed, humiliated, or rejected; the feeling of not being good enough. It’s a deeply painful and universal emotion, yet is not frequently discussed. For some, shame lurks in the unconscious, undermining self-esteem, destroying confidence, and leading to codependency. These codependent relationships—where we overlook our own needs and desires as we try to care for, protect, or please another—often cover up abuse, addiction, or other harmful behaviors. Shame and codependency feed off one another, making us feel stuck, never able to let go, move on, and become the true self we were meant to be.
In Conquering Shame and Codependency, Darlene Lancer sheds new light on shame: how codependents’ feelings and beliefs about shame affect their identity, their behavior, and how shame can corrode relationships, destroying trust and love. She then provides eight steps to heal from shame, learn to love yourself, and develop healthy relationships.


TLC Book ToursThis review is part of Darlene Lancer’s book tour with TLC Book Tours. Find out more about the tour and all the stops here.

You can find more tour information and upcoming events by clicking through to TLC Book Tours.

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BA News: Coming up, My Life with BA, Reading Challenges, & Posting Challenge

Hello book lovers! November is not kind to my blogging habit and I mostly abandoned blogging for four-five weeks. Time, and my obsession with my novel’s word count, got the better of me. My plans to blog regularly disappeared and I ended up with a few scattered scheduled posts.

I have mentioned in the past I am behind on everything, but guess what? I’m still behind and now even more so. With NaNo, and life, I haven’t been reading much. My life is far more involved and busy than it has been in a very long time. My issue now with being able to read is not about if I’m well enough to read, but if I have the time to read.

Time to read and time to blog. Continue reading

BA News: What’s Happening on BA

In This Post;

  • Hello
  • Personal Health News
  • Challenges and Your Reviews
  • 2012 Wrap-Ups and Your Challenge Reviews
  • Presents for You
  • Conclusion

Hello my fellow book lovers! Long time no… see? My last, non-scheduled, post was in December. December! Can you believe it? Now it’s February and I figure it’s about time I began posting again. I have several posts and other things coming up for you all, but first I’ll start with an update on what happened in December.

P.S. I have decided to incorporate the above because I know every reader is different, have different amounts of free time, and thought it might make it easier to find what is relevant to you and what you want to know in each news post. Continue reading

BA News: Stalled and Recovery

Hello lovely readers. I wanted to do a very quick update. I recently had a stay in hospital, it was very short, but the impact has been quite significant. Well, it feels significant at the moment because I’m struggling today, but I’m doing ok. I’m recovering, but it’s a slow process, and pushing myself to type is on the hard side.

It’s been almost two weeks since being in hospital and I still have had posts going up, but they’ve all been scheduled. The scheduled ones have run out now though so there aren’t really going to be any posts until the new year, unfortunately. There might be a couple of reviews, but that’s about it, I think.

As for challenges, please continue to post your links, sign-up for the 2013 ones, and share your wrap-ups for 2012. Even if I’m not around for a little while, the challenges will continue to be available to you. I still welcome feedback as well and apologise to those who have submitted feedback without response. Please know that I may not be able to respond for a time, but I will read all your forms of contact (comments, feedback forms, emails). I may be finding it difficult to type, but I can still read your emails.

When it comes to any problems however, I’m sorry if I take time to get to you. I may not be able to respond to anything but, like with emails and feedback, I will read everything and add your enquiries and concerns to my to-do list when I’m online again.

Until then, have fun reading, have a great holiday season, and be safe!