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PTSD and the Galway Guy

The date of my London and Ireland trip quickly approaches and with it, some nasty anxiety about seeing the Galway Guy.

After 20 years of flirtatious banter, I am not wholly surprised that I am experiencing some nervousness about seeing him face to face. 645 more words

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Resolving a new trigger: My brother's engagement

My brother proposed to his girlfriend a few weeks ago. When I first was informed, my immediate reaction was overwhelming happiness. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, I became overcome by selfish sadness and I needed to excuse myself and go have a good cry. 735 more words

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Narcissistic Recovery: Don't Call Me Snowflake

Have you listened to the new Decemberists album, “I’ll Be Your Girl,” yet? I highly recommend doing so. Particularly the song, “Everything is Awful.” Because, frankly, it is. 1,076 more words

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Narcissistic Recovery: Yoga

I stayed in downward dog today for the entirety of the time the instructor asked. I took each deep breath. I centered myself physically and emotionally. 1,181 more words

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Depression and Narcissistic Recovery: Does Blogging Help?

Writing allows me to make sense of my thoughts and self-analyze in a way I don’t do otherwise. Realizations and revelations come out when I write. 1,198 more words

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Travel Obsessions and What Anthony Bourdain Meant to Me

My plan for this rainy Saturday was to sit here at my desk and write about my newfound obsession with planning travel adventures. But Anthony Bourdain died yesterday. 1,144 more words

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Letter to a Younger Self

My wish for you is that you soften with age.

You who wears your dark eyeliner and black clothing and chunky silver jewelry as armor, allowing it to be your protection against the world. 713 more words

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