Ep 188 – Dysfunctional vs. Functional Tools- How to Stop Making Things Worse! 

I realized recently that before recovery I had a set of dysfunctional tools that actually made my life worse and through recovery, I was able to replace those tools with functional ones make things better. This week’s episode 188 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about dysfunctional vs functional tools & how to stop making things worse!

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the counter-productive tools of gossiping, pretending, lying, stuffing my feelings down, shame, hiding and denial that I used to use to manage my life and the tools I use now to manage my life in a healthy and productive way. 

Obviously there are far more dysfunctional tools I could list but you get the point. Through recovery, I have transformed my life from using tools that did not serve and actually made things worse, to me having a whole toolshed of functional, healthy tools that make my life better. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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Ep. 2. Acceptance 

Ep. 12. Stop Gossiping

Denial episodes:

Ep. 16.  Denial 

Ep. 23. Denial 2.0 

Ep. 182. Denial 3.0

Life on Life’s Terms episodes:

Ep. 51. Life on Life’s Terms 

Ep. 166. Here’s What It Looks Like to Live Life on Life’s Terms, Not Life on Barb’s Terms

Ep. 83.  FLAWESOME  

Ep. 156.  Info, Not Ammo


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