Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

This morning my FaceBook feed alerted me to Sephora's new program, designed to benefit cancer patients.  During a 6 minute video they show bald, scared, suffering women, getting makeup and skin care tips, then walking through the store being shown products by a Sephora employee.  Credits roll.   Women rejoice. Wait....... Right after my 1st round … Continue reading Capitalism, Cancer and Outrage

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Escaping Narcissistic Abuse – the Mt. Everest of Recovery

If you are stuck in a toxic relationship, there are concrete steps you can take to escape. Comparing this endeavor to climbing Mt. Everest, here is a list of steps to take to begin recovery. Using these steps to establish a new base camp for your life.

It’s About Community

Isolation = the narcissists greatest weapon The narcissist slowly separates you from all the people you once knew.   Zooming in on your natural ambivalence towards your family and friends, the narcissist highlights the negatives of all around you; becomes your "protector" against them.  If that isn't enough, he stands between you and who ever … Continue reading It’s About Community

The Paradox of Fear

  Since I've been diagnosed with PSTD, and am about to embark on treatment specific to this issue, I feel compelled to research what this means.  EMDR, the current treatment for PSTD, addresses the connections in the many components of our brain.  I will be undergoing the same treatment as a soldier returning from war, … Continue reading The Paradox of Fear

Congrats: You’re The Chosen One

Congratulations!  You have been chosen by a narcissist. I know what you're thinking:  hmmm,  doesn't seem like this is a Good Thing.   Don't you usually congratulate someone for some type of achievement?  A promotion, a new baby, a new home, a new degree - these are the types of things you typically gets Congrats … Continue reading Congrats: You’re The Chosen One