Don’t Let the Narc Mess With Your Heart

Think about all the lies, the put downs and the gaslighting. All the times you tried to explain your heart to someone who was committed to misunderstanding it. All the times your empathetic heart was used by the Narcissist, who said it was your own fault. All the times the Narcissist stepped on your heart, …

My Least Favorite Things

Here’s a little poem I wrote. Try to imagine Julie Andrews singing it. My Least Favorite Things People who punish as much as they're able, Gossip and whining and pride on the table, Gifts and affection all tied up with strings, These are a few of my least favorite things. Family secrets and abject denial, …

You Decide How the Story Ends

Once upon a time a girl grew up with narcissistic parents who didn’t meet her needs because they were too busy trying to fill their own. She survived hard times, but she had no clue what she was missing or how other people lived. Through the struggles of a messy childhood and lonely adulthood, she journeyed until …

Male Headship 2—What is Male Headship?

I've asked women to share with me what their definition of male headship is and this was one of the best: "Male headship is patriarchy in a marriage or in a society. It's the idea that males should be given some ultimate advantage, priority, or responsibility in decision-making and leadership." There are various applications and …

Story Behind the Art—I Am My Own Person

I remember sitting in the car after cashing the largest paycheck I received as a teenager. I had planned to buy a book to study for my GED and buy some shoes that did not have holes in them. I can still hear the clearing of the throat. Then the questions asked in a very loving …

Giraffes and Elephants

My cat Minkah growls at the same neighbor every morning when he gets in his car to go to work. I wondered how my cat can discern a man's character from so far away when he's an indoor cat, until I heard the man beating his dog one day. Then I realized my cat, who sits …

Little Red’s Mother’s Day 20% Off Sale

Amie wants to sing with a band, Kara is finishing her first novel and Zoey dreams about starting her own art business. One has a house full of teenagers, another is care-taking for her aging parents and one just had her first child. Each of these women has so many family responsibilities that she feels she needs to put her dreams on hold. …

Valentine’s Love Give-Away

Hi ACON Friends! Over the last year my blog readership has quadrupled and I owe it all to my readers. I am just as grateful for every like and comment as I am for each sale in my Etsy shop. THANK YOU! To say Thank you I have decided to do some giveaways this week …

Valentine’s Flash Sale–10% Through the 10th

Hey ACON Friends, I've been working hard on some products just for you! I've made art that speaks to my soul because it's hard to find good Narc ammunition. So if you are looking for a novel gift for your self or the special survivors in your life, if you act soon you might still get something delivered in …

Gratitude and a New Word for 2015!

It's the end of the year and I’ve updated my Facebook picture for the first time in five years. It wasn’t easy to do, but I appreciate all of my friends who liked it—friends who love me despite the fact that I am not skinny or perfect or beautiful. Friends who understand with Maya Angelou, …