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Haves and Have Nots

Brene Brown spoke this of shame in her TED talk, “Listening to Shame:” “If we’re going to find our way back to each other, we have to understand and know empathy, because empathy’s the antidote to shame. If you put shame in a Petri dish, it needs three things to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence and judgment.” Secrecy, silence, and judgment-these… Continue reading Haves and Have Nots

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Narcissists are ego vampires and suck your dignity right outta you

“Narcissists suffer from what the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines as narcissistic injury: “vulnerability in self-esteem which makes narcissistic people very sensitive to ‘injury’ from criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it outwardly, criticism may haunt these individuals and may leave them feeling humiliated, degraded, hollow and empty. They react with disdain, rage, or defiant… Continue reading Narcissists are ego vampires and suck your dignity right outta you

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Mother

The longer I walk this path, the more I realize the Herculean task ahead of me. That path is the one of watching your children get shorted over and over, disrespected over and over, in order to accomplish one task: that of snuffing out anything that represents “mother”. This is done through control. Over and… Continue reading Mother