Spreading Hope…a hat at a time.

The excerpt, about children being in a safe environment, free to grow into the person they are meant to be, really spoke to me.

Women Who Think Too Much by Jeanne Marie

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“At best, children that are raised in homes without freedom to be who they are will never be free. If their childhood home isn’t safe, nothing else they ever find will be enough to make them feel safe. Call them stupid enough times and they’ll go out and do stupid things to prove the adult who declared the words was right. It’s called self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Codependent After All, Jeanne Marie (Book Excerpt, 2013)

What is my definition of feminine codependency?

Codependent is what women become when we take care of everyone but ourselves.

We allow men to tell us who we are, what we are and how we feel.

We dump our individuality and we cease to exist beyond what we mean to him.

We put our lives on hold while we wait for him to be happy, so we can be happy.

We don’t ask for what we need.

We simply hope…

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