They don’t wake up planning to hurt, manipulate and cheat. Narcissists are emotionally damaged. But their story is not our responsibility — and reasons are not excuses. After my text to him I shut my phone off to hide. My life felt suddenly over. “This is good for you”, I reasoned aloud. “You did the right thing.” … Continue reading I Was In Love With A Narcissist: How I Left His Harem and Rediscovered Myself
True Living: Saying Goodbye to Denial
I was once asked a simple question by a therapist: How do you handle disappointment? I took pause with the topic, tripping on my ego. My assumptions being, I was always as cool as they come. "I'm great with disappointment!" Even I wasn't buying it. I was delivered a knowing smile; the type of look … Continue reading True Living: Saying Goodbye to Denial
Pain as Purpose? Get outta here.
Watching my mother's green Vega fade from our driveway every morning while I pretended to be on the bus to school was part of my senior year routine. Truancy wasn't on my radar so much as the fantasy of escape. Also, I convinced myself that continuous squatting in the bushes outside our back patio was … Continue reading Pain as Purpose? Get outta here.