When Mayla began to wake up to the narcissism in her family of origin, she was excited to share with her siblings, but it backfired and they made her the scapegoat because no one else was awake. They weren’t ready to see it, so the more she shared, the more defensive they became in their protection… Continue reading Surviving Narcissistic Abuse with the Enneagram
You know how some people don’t name the baby for a few days because they want to discover the personality? That’s how I’ve felt about my word for 2018. Here we are ten days into the New Year and I’m just now choosing my word. Many of my favorite writers and artists have chosen excellent words for… Continue reading A Time to Reclaim
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That about sums up 2017. Of course there can still be more worse times and we all hope for better times in 2018, so even though the year is ending, the book is never closed on how bad or how good things can… Continue reading The Worst of Times or the Best of Times?
All I know is that the rocking started before I even had a self and I lived through the feeling of it. I rocked until I left home. And I’m not talking about being a cool eighties, punk rocker, but more like an autistic child who rocks back and forth to shut the world out.… Continue reading More Than a Cup of Kindness
If only we could live in a Hallmark Movie, maybe we’d find going home something to look forward to, but my experience in planning hallmark moments is it always turns out more like the “Home for the Holidays" movie. With some families all you can do is hunker down for a long winter’s nap and… Continue reading Hope for the Holidays
When Allie met Josh, he told her she was the most beautiful woman he'd ever met and Allie believed him. For the first time in her life she felt appreciated, but her joy didn't last very long. As an ACoN* growing up with a negligent Narc father who barely noticed her, she thought she'd finally… Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s the Narc