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BrainFood for the Good Life

Welcome to the Brainfood for the Good Life podcast, hosted by licensed psychologist Dr. Paul Schmidt.


I am a warrior in a spiritual war, bringing wisdom, courage, hope, love, joy, peace, and self-control

to fight against fear, hate, shame, and lies.

For hearts broken open by painful emotions, habits, and relationships, these talks are for you.

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Sep 15, 2019

This last form of enabling is the most common of all, because it is the most socially acceptable.  It doesn't so much harbor and breed addiction as it does helplessness, dependency, and IMMATURITY.  Learn where we got the term vicarious, as in, living vicariously through someone else.  Once again, if you can see it, you...

Sep 15, 2019

How would you know if you had codependency, if you were codependent?  The term got overused, and we all heard so many definitions that we pretty much stopped talking about it.  But here is a down-to-earth definition that is dead center with all the others.

Sep 15, 2019

How Codependents live like Zombies and Vampires:

When you don't feel good about who you are or how your life feels apart from your loved one, what do you call that condition?  There is so much of it in our society that it goes virtually unnoticed and unnamed.  Get to know vampiracy, because after you see it, you won't...

Sep 15, 2019

Tips 11 - 20 of the 20 most important things for partners of sex addicts to know and to do.