assholes · bitch · empowerment · fucktards · Onward and upward · Re-enactment · redefinition · Repetition compulsion

Dealing With the Fuckery of Bullies

Every morning, I’d get off the bus with a sense of dread in my 12-year-old heart. I’d zone out as I lifted my feet to navigate two floors of marble stairs. Once I visited my locker and shuffled to my homeroom, I’d sag into my chair, waiting. And Brad Drew would come. He’d kick me… Continue reading Dealing With the Fuckery of Bullies

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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