Aug 6, 2018
In this episode, we start our series on Spacious Relationships and today I have the privilege of talking with Kari Kwinn, life-long yogi, medical anthropologist and yoga teacher of teachers with extensive experience in relationships from all facets of life. We spend most of our time together, delving into all things codependency. Kari shares from both professional expertise as well as personal experience and starts off with her definition of codependency and then explains the origin of the concept. I found it fascinating as she brought up something that’s rarely done by highlighting the beneficial aspects of codependent behaviors. Kari also shares the subtle process we can use to change a habit or behavior, how to get our power back if we are stuck in codependent behaviors, and the red flags we can look for that help distinguish between controlling, manipulative behaviors vs. healthy nurturing, caring behaviors. We touch on how codependency presents as it relates to self-worth, the difference between secrecy and privacy, and the importance of having what she calls ‘higher council’ and how the lack of strong relationships outside of a primary partnership can feed codependent behaviors. We wrap up our time together with talk on boundaries and the idea of a “do-over” and that using what she calls “our amazing secret language of language” to work through so many of our relationship challenges. Get comfortable and prepare to sit at the foot of this wise woman as she teaches on this all too prevalent topic. By the end, you will have a better understanding of behaviors that keep you from having spacious relationships. Join us now as we begin to create space…
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