Some of you may or may not know that I am a certified stress management coach. I will begin offering local and online workshops in the coming months. I will be covering topics such as stressors (finances, relationships, work, etc.) and techniques for overcoming and managing stress. This will not be the sit in your … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT!
Things are certainly different on the other side of abuse and healing from said abuse. You get stronger and wiser each and every day during the healing process and years after. You learn to recognize "them". You know, those people...the abusers, social media trolls and other toxic people of the world. You also learn how … Continue reading Toxic People: Not My Clown, Not My Circus
At some point, while recovering, victims will need to take command of the ship and make a hard turn in another direction to begin again. I have and feel like I am a stronger person, but recovery is still an ongoing process. Speech pediments, insomnia, stress, and negativity are among some of the things that … Continue reading Books I’ve Read
Is it time to distance myself from my family? For me, that answer is yes. Look, I am pretty much a non-participant in this family. Most family relationships are either strained or non-existent. That also includes most extended family and family friends. I don't go to family functions due to my parents' smear campaigns and … Continue reading Toxic Ties That No Longer Bind
I am the daughter of a narcissistic mother. She has caused a lot of mayhem in my life and has sought out to destroy every aspect of my being. For as long as I can remember, I knew something was not right about her and the treatment I was receiving. There was always a high … Continue reading The First Narcissist: Mother
I am sitting here on a beautiful yet cold Sunday afternoon watching a movie, "Newlywed and Dead" on Lifetime. In one scene, the wife of the villain tracks down her husband's ex-girlfriend and oh boy. The ex-girlfriend answers the door walking with a cane and invites the villain's wife into her apartment. She began to … Continue reading Right Out of A Lifetime Movie: Flashback Sunday
Let's start with the good news. I have overcome many obstacles and persevered. I am now a happier person and stronger than ever. I realized I have nothing to be ashamed of. The shame belongs to the sexual predator who decided to sachet next door to assault me. The shame belongs to my abusive ex-husband … Continue reading How Abuse Has Affected My Life: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly