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Playing It by Heart: Taking Care of Yourself No Matter What
Since the publication of Melody Beattie's groundbreaking book Codependent No More, millions of people have confronted the demons of codependency. And yet, many in recovery find themselves slipping back into the old ways that brought them such grief.In her book Playing It by Heart, Beattie helps readers understand what drives them back into the grasp of controlling behavior ...more
ebook, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
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Extremely helpful follow up to "Codependant No More".
Even though I am an atheist now, I still love Melody Beattie whose insistence upon self-love, self-respect and physical comfort guided and helped me so much in my most difficult hours.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
Some of this was outstanding, stop me in my tracks. Some towards the end I found choppy but maybe my attention was choppy. I learned so much about codependency. I was astounded at what a major drug addict she was!!! Talk about destroying my mental image of her but I guess she had to come from somewhere to have any validity. Two things I got out of this: considering how horribly she treated her body, I'm doing super fine and I don't need to worry about those chips or other bad food I've had! And ...more
Reading this book was like looking into a mirror. I never had the alcohol or drug addiction problems that the author described, but I learned a lot about my behaviors from her experiences. A great read for anyone who has questions about codependency, addiction, 12 step programs, spirituality, loss, fate, etc. This one will take me a while to completely process. I rarely read a book more than once, but I'm sure I will read this one several times.
Melody Beattie is absolutely amazing. I have to throw out ALL preconceived notions of "self-help" books. "Playing It by Heart" is the most powerful auto-biography & inspirational book I have ever read. I think every human being should be able to relate, in at least some small way, to her story and walk away with more hope, courage, and faith in being human.
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 Anon ...moreMore about Melody Beattie...