How to Love Survivors of Childhood Narcissistic Abuse

As my partner stood talking at the doorway of the bedroom, all I could do is shut down and disappear into the world of my childhood. Her voice represented the yelling of my narcissistic mother screaming at me. Tears trickled down my face as I travelled back in time to the sounds of my painful childhood. “Retreat!” constantly flashed in my mind whenever I heard my partner raise her voice. The louder her voice got, the more I withdrew into the past with my abusive mother. For more than 25 years, my mother filled my childhood and adulthood with criticisms and mockery. I never seemed to be “good enough” for her. Resigned to this notion, I broke free of her control in my 30’s and have been on the road to recovery ever since. The healing process varies in structure and length for everyone. Encouraged by my partner, I allowed […]

Three Ways to Balance Your Life

When your life seems out of control and you’ve got endless demands tugging at you from all directions, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, tired – and just plain stressed! Believe it or not, balancing your life does not require massive changes.  You don’t have to quit your job, abandon your family and escape to a remote retreat in order to feel peaceful and happy. In fact, true balance is something that starts WITHIN YOU first and foremost – no matter what else is happening in your outer life circumstances. And even though fear may try to stop you, don’t let it. Acquire a positive attitude and take charge of your life. Below you’ll find three simple ways to begin building a greater sense of inner peace and harmony: 1)  Quiet time One of the first things we tend to sacrifice when we’re busy is our own personal time.  Instead we devote all […]