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TRUMP and NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

We do not want our narcissistic parent to rule our life – we do everything we can to become the masters of our lives and rightly so because we only have one life to live: “My life is mine, and mine alone!” YET, there are still many so people who prefer to be beaten by…

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Narcissistic Abuse, an antidote against it.

It’s not your fault!   If you are eager to step back into the groove of trying to make it work at all cost – Often at the cost of your Self! Trying to make your relationship work, your marriage, your job, your behavior, or that change in attitude… It is not your fault To…

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Self-destructive Behavior

It is a loaded term: self-destructive behavior. In essence what it comes down to: doing things that are bad for you. The more often you do them, the weaker you make yourself. The worst kind of self-destructive behavior is suicide, although you might wonder what is worse: letting yourself slide downward until you feel so miserable that…

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Where does mental strength come from?

Dear Reader, Here are three questions for you to ponder: What exactly is mental strength? Where does it come from? And, if you want more of it, how can you get it? According to Amy Morin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Writer at LifeHack, there are 13 things mentally tough people don’t do. She clearly struck a…

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Restoring a Sense of Self You’ll Feel the Heat!

Last week April 19 2016 was a record breaking day of heat. The first of two in a row. Seattle (where I reside) is known for rain, not heat! Morning news reported that the day as one of the hottest day on record since 1956. “What a metaphor for doing self-development work,” I thought. Imagine…

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A View from A Drawbridge’s: Body Signals

Editor’s Note: For more than a year now I have been following the daily postings of a Seattle Bridgetender whose blog The View From a Drawbridge  makes me ponder both sacred and mundane insights before starting my day. A bridgetender has a lot of time on their hands to consider the past, the present, and…

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Bipolar Disorder

Artist Depicts Mental Illnesses As Monsters

It’s hard to explain: a mental illness is something that you’ll only understand when you’ve experienced it for yourself. However, U.K.-based artist Toby Allen is trying to make it just a little easier on everyone (including himself) to understand what mental illnesses like anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder are like by illustrating them as monsters.…

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Don't Push

Thought of the Day: Don’t Push!

8/27/2015: Don’t Push. The More You Push, The Worse it Gets!

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Deep Breathing

Use Deep Breathing to Soothe Stress, Anxiety

Mindful, deep breathing is powerful. You’ve probably been told to stop and take a deep breath a time or two in the past when people have noticed you upset, angry or anxious. And while it doesn’t always seem like the most effective solution to your problems, it IS an effective way of coping with stress…

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Key to Self-Confidence

Six No-Fail Ways to Boost Confidence

The Key to Self-Confidence is in Your Hands A few of us seem to be born with it, but for many of us obtaining it is very hard work. All in all, confidence is a trait that is, for the most part, learned. There are a lucky few with an inherent sense of themselves who…

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