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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

I love this video by Johann Harri. In it he explains that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it is connection. We all need to feel connected to others, to belong, to be loved and accepted as we are. 11 more words

Healing From Child Abuse

Let it go...(you know you want to...)...

There’s several stages of recovery, I’ve learned (the hard way!)….much like grief, there’s certain stages you have to go through, after leaving an abusive relationship, so you can finally start to feel less ‘almost-dead’ and slightly more ‘once again thankful-to-be-alive’. 684 more words

Abuse Recovery


Self-esteem is just one of the many things that is stolen by narcissistic abuse.  It can be devastating & causes a great deal of problems in one’s life.   339 more words

Mental Health

Why is the urge to fix others so strong?

When a person has been deeply wounded, they will project that wound out onto others. They will see others as wounded and in need of fixing. 1,049 more words

Healing From Child Abuse

The Nice Guy

Before the date with Nice Guy

I am all dressed up and ready to go!

Ok. I’m lying. I’m wearing the jeans I wore all day. 227 more words


Childhood trauma leads to brains wired for fear

This is a great article posted on ‘Side Effects Public Media’ website explaining the impact of childhood trauma on a child’s developing brain.

Article – chilldhood trauma leads to brains wired for fear

Healing From Child Abuse

Torn pieces

If there is ever an opportunity to belittle me, he will jump.

I am sitting here wondering if anyone sees through his lies. When we were together, his manipulative ways never seemed to be too obvious. 379 more words