Thanksgiving Is Not About the Turkey

Thanksgiving is not about the turkey or the football game or the parade. It’s not about just how many family members you’ve gathered around your table or how close your celebration can come to looking like the front of a Thanksgiving card. It’s not even about the mouth-watering meal and all its delicious sides. It’s […] […]

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A Flying Monkey by Any Other Name

To come to terms with evil in one’s parentage is perhaps the most difficult and painful psychological task a human being can be called on to face. Most fail and so remain its victims. Those who fully succeed in developing the necessary searing vision are those who are able to name it. -M. Scott Peck […] […]

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What is narcissism?

Narcissism is something that is coming to light in recent times, due to the amount of emphasis being placed on narcissistic abuse and recovery. What exactly is it though? And how does it end up in abuse? According to Oxford Dictionary (“narcissism | Definition of narcissism in English by Oxford Dictionaries”, 2017), it is defined…

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What is emotional abuse?

Originally posted on Rebecca Ogle, LCSW:
Emotional abuse attempts to damage your self-worth through manipulation, isolation, intimidation, shaming, and other tactics. Sometimes emotional abuse is obvious, but often, it is subtle and underhanded. Emotional abuse can include… Name calling Backhanded compliments Giving the “cold shoulder” Forcing you to “choose” between the abuser and other people you care about…

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Signs of an Emotional Bully 

Originally posted on MakeItUltra™:
By Eric Perry, PhD-c “Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.” ~Anonymous I wish the above quote was true. Unless we?are machine or lack human emotions, words and?actions have a profound effect on the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. In…

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Narcissistic abuse in Trumpistan.

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven:
Much has been written about Trump’s toxic psychology, specifically his malignant narcissism.  In spite of The Goldwater Rule (an agreement between mental health professionals to never diagnose someone they have not evaluated), so egregious is 45’s bad behavior that thousands of mental health professionals are breaking their own rule…

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What Forgiveness Does Not Mean

What forgiveness does not mean… Condoning the offense Pretending that the offense never happened Allowing others to take advantage of you How to forgive someone… Remember what forgiveness involves. You are not condoning the wrong or acting as if it never happened – you are simply letting go. Recognize the benefits of forgiving. Letting go…

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Empty Memories

Originally posted on Success Inspirers World:
Not even the scrapbook recalls the love …..the turmoil of emotional child abuse….. In the quiet evening, your mind strays to younger days. Nestled in the love seat, you think about the lonely life that has lead you down the paths of disillusion. There in the confusion, disconnection is…

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