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The Lies They Tell!

The Lies They Tell!

By on May 6, 2019 in Healing | 0 comments

I’m awake, great, gifted, special…just ask me! Chronic narcissists over-inflate their accomplishments and experiences in order to appear more powerful, attractive, important or successful to others. They will always speak of all their accomplishments and lead with “this is how I believe” or “this is what I’ve accomplished”; “here’s a sample of my work” or “I’m a...

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No More Victim Shaming: A call for compassionate awareness

By on Apr 29, 2019 in Healing | 0 comments

Can you imagine telling a combat vet with PTSD that their struggles are just about their attitude? Victim-blaming is a pervasive cultural pattern that further wounds those already reeling from trauma. And contemporary spiritualism is participating in this damaging behavior. This erroneous perspective claims that “there are no victims” or that your problem is...

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Surviving the Narcissist

Surviving the Narcissist

By on Apr 10, 2019 in Healing | 3 comments

The fall-out from living with someone who has a personality disorder, specifically Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), is all too real. Some call it Narcissistic Victim Syndrome (NVS), Trauma-Associated Narcissistic Symptoms (TANS), or Post Traumatic Narcissism Syndrome (PTNS).While not yet officially written into the DSM-V, we know that people who have lived...

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Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person

Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person

By on Apr 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

I am a highly sensitive person.  I was often teased for this and not because anyone was necessarily mean, they just did not understand my intense responses to life.  And neither did I. It wasn’t until graduate school, that I came across Dr. Elaine Aaron’s research identifying the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) as a naturally occurring phenomenon, describing...

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Compassionate Listening is an Art

Compassionate Listening is an Art

By on Apr 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Compassionate Listening is an art. When offered through the heart of compassion, listening has the power to transform all concerned. Most people have not been taught this art. Most engage in listening through the filter of judgment and shame. Patterns of Judgment/Shaming when it comes to listening, include: Hearing someone’s emotional pain as complaining....

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