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Playing It by Heart: Taking Care of Yourself No Matter What
     

Playing It by Heart: Taking Care of Yourself No Matter What

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by Melody Beattie
 

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Readers will learn what drives them into controlling behavior and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that come with recovery.

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

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Readers will learn what drives them into controlling behavior and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that come with recovery.

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 and victimhood--and what it takes to pull themselves out, to return to the healing, faith, and maturity that come with a commitment to recovery.Personal essays, inspiring anecdotes, and prescriptive reminders show readers how to stop acting out their painful obsessions. Marked by compassion and keen insight, Playing It by Heart explores the author's most intense personal lessons and shows readers that, despite setbacks, recovery is a lifelong opportunity for spiritual growth.In her many best-selling books, including Stop Being Mean to Yourself, Codependent No More, and The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie draws on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions.

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"Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw best-selling lifelines to those still adrift."
--Time

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592858163
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
332,947
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Melody Beattie is the author of numerous books about personal growth and relationships, drawing on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions. With the publication of Codependent No More in 1986, Melody became a major voice in self-help literature and endeared herself to millions of readers striving for healthier relationships. She lives in Malibu, California.

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Playing It by Heart; Taking Care of Yourself No Matter What 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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lotusjoy More than 1 year ago
I thought I new what co-dependency was....I guess not. This book not only explains it but, also tells the story of and addict and co-dependant person. It is inspiring and informative from so many angles. I think people would be surprise how they infact may have characteristics of a co-dependant person and not even realize it. A must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can't say I've ever read a book so detailed and so very readable from a person who has been down to the bottom, and manages to see light, and climbs up out of the hellish life of addiction. Simply fascinating. My own daughter is an addict in prison for drug related crimes. This book of Melody Beattie's gives me hope that one can come back and do good things for self and others. Anyone looking to read a Real Book of the descent of addiction, and the awaking of recovery, Don't pass this one up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was glued to this book. Melody Beatty has written an incredible story about her life and how she has had to deal with it. I am glad she wrote her story, and I am glad not to have had to live through her experiences.