Finding Myself in Silence

I returned from a solo trip to Mexico 5 days ago.  I went to be part of the Dia De Los Muertos celebrations (day of the dead). It turned out that this celebration was the least impactful part of the trip.    I've been struggling to put into words what I discovered, but how do … Continue reading Finding Myself in Silence

Overt Versus Covert Narcissist

The Circus versus the Magician I just spent time with my uncle, a bon-a-fide covert narcissist of the somatic sub-type (obsessed with his looks & physical prowess).  I had planned to work on implementing boundaries, but it took little time to realize I was fighting a losing battle.   At the end of my time … Continue reading Overt Versus Covert Narcissist

The Insidious Take Down   I happens so gradually, you don't understand what is happening.  While it seems to others like he is bragging about your latest accomplishment, you somehow understand what he is really saying:  shut it down.  This is way too much about you. So there is the stress of being on eggshells on all times, … Continue reading The Insidious Take Down