Melody Beattie





Melody Beattie

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in St. Paul, Minnesota, The United States
May 26, 1948

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Over the years, Melody Beattie has become well-known in the world of self-help literature. After turning away from a life of addiction and suffering, Melody shared her own story in order to help others change theirs. Her overnight sensation, Codependant No More, has been influencing millions for over twenty years. Her passion for writing has resulted in fifteen books, including: Co-Dependants Anonymous and The Grief Club. She has also been featured as a journalist in magazines such as Time and People. Beattie was met with many struggles as a child. After months in court-ordered rehabilitation she was struck by a spiritual awakening and entered the world with a strong conviction to help others. Her honest and compassionate words have helped...more


Average rating: 4.12 · 17,183 ratings · 910 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
Codependent No More: How to...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 11,543 ratings — published 1986 — 30 editions
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The Language of Letting Go:...
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 2,549 ratings — published 1990 — 18 editions
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Beyond Codependency: And Ge...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,145 ratings — published 1989 — 12 editions
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Codependent No More & Beyon...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Journey to the Heart: Daily...
4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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The New Codependency: Help ...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
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Codependents' Guide to the ...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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More Language of Letting Go...
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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Finding Your Way Home: A So...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Lessons of Love: Redisc...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Melody Beattie

“I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people's lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life.”
Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series

“Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?

What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?

What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down - as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series

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