When I was in the trenches, I mean really in the deep pit of darkness and sorrow, I would journal.
Some days I would fill page upon page and other days barely a mark.
Journaling kept me sane. It was a place where I fiercely scribbled my frustrations, cautiously admitted my fears, settled my worries, bared my soul in multi-coloured ink, worked through dark days and delicately described the hole I was in but crawling out of.
I could safely open up about all my troubles, the abuse I'd suffered, the trauma that was still be be healed and from this place I was able to identify where I needed help.
I found ways to resolve my inner conflict and self-loathing, shame, guilt and worries myself. I started to discover my true authentic self in those pages that eventually led me get the professional help I needed.
By keeping my journal I managed to conjure up days of sunshine, abundance, bluer skies, happier visions.
I could describe in glorious detail the future I...
How often do you find yourself questioning what your partner, friend, parent, colleague has said to you?
You genuinely want to believe what they say yet you have a real niggle about it. A feeling that won't leave you that what they are saying simply doesn't ring true.
Being in a relationship with a narcissist whether personally, professionally, or romantically can be incredibly challenging because so often they will lie in order to get what they want from you and the relationship you have with them.
It's important for them to:
The tough part comes when you question them about what they are saying. If you dare to challenge back, check the validity of what they are saying, disprove, disbelieve even simply offering an alternative view. They will not be happy with you and will do everything to maintain...