You are the Master of your Fate: You are the Captain of Your Soul

These famous words are taken from William Ernest Henley’s poem ‘Invictus’: I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul I believe that they capture a key element of life. There are many things in life that cannot be controlled, this has been highlighted by the recent worldwide pandemic andContinue reading “You are the Master of your Fate: You are the Captain of Your Soul”

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

I wanted to share this book with you today as it contains so much insightful information on the relationship between narcissistic mothers and their daughters. In “Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers” Karyl McBride shows an in depth and sympathetic understanding of what daughters of narcissistic mothers go throughContinue reading “Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers”

Why Am I So Disposable to the Narcissist?

This is a question that many people are left asking themselves after being in a relationship with a narcissist; this is not exclusive to romantic relationships, the same feeling can occur in friendships or with family members. It can be particularly interesting when you want to end the relationship and agonise for months over howContinue reading “Why Am I So Disposable to the Narcissist?”

Lockdown With a Narcissist

Living with a narcissist is challenging and painful. I would compare it to being in the boxing ring with an invisible enemy. You love your partner and do your best to please them yet you keep getting blind sided by blows that you could not see coming. This is due to the fact that theContinue reading “Lockdown With a Narcissist”

The Internalising Vs Externalising Child and: Symptoms and Behaviours

During my exploration of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and how it often plays out in the family home, I regularly come across the explanation that narcissists separate their children into two categories. Firstly there is the golden child who can often do no wrong and is held up as a shining example to their siblings,Continue reading “The Internalising Vs Externalising Child and: Symptoms and Behaviours”

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

I recently read ‘Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents‘ by Lindsay C. Gibson and I think that it is an amazing book. It is both informative and relatable; giving you tips that you can incorporate into your life and interactions with others immediately. If you were raised in a toxic, enmeshed, abusive or narcissistic family,Continue reading “Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents”

One Person can Change Toxic Family Patterns

When I first became aware of the toxic patterns and behaviours in my family of origin I knew that changes had to be made. However in the beginning I put so much power outside of myself, and whilst I knew that I had to make changes, I believed that in order for those changes toContinue reading “One Person can Change Toxic Family Patterns”

Helpful Tips When Healing Emotional Wounds

Throughout our lives, especially during childhood we accumulate emotional wounds that we do not always know how to express or heal. Over the years if these wounds are buried and ignored they create a block and it can be difficult for us to access our true self. Whilst on your healing journey it is importantContinue reading “Helpful Tips When Healing Emotional Wounds”

Changes to Expect when Becoming Your Authentic Self

I believe that becoming your authentic self is one of our main reasons for being on this planet. Know and truly loving yourself is the best foundation to have, and then from that basis the rest of your life can be built. For most people we were not able to be our authentic self fromContinue reading “Changes to Expect when Becoming Your Authentic Self”

Beware of the Narcissists Flying Monkeys

There are so many aspects to be aware of when you are dealing with a narcissist, yet it is also important to know that the narcissist will sometimes enlist the help of others to basically gang up against you, and put you at fault. Generally narcissists do not care if they have to lie andContinue reading “Beware of the Narcissists Flying Monkeys”