What to do When You Feel Overwhelmed.

What to do when you feel overwhelmed. There is a wealth of information at our fingertips in modern society and whilst the benefits are endless, this can also be harmful. Being able to tune in to everything that is happening in the world is overwhelming and  we need to ensure that we are exercising boundaries.Continue reading “What to do When You Feel Overwhelmed.”

5 Lessons Learned from Relationships with Narcissists

If you have grown up with narcissistic parents, or met a narcissist later in life then you will know just how devastating the experience can be. It took me many years to heal from narcissistic abuse, and during the process looking for the lessons in each situation helped me to change my perspective. I noContinue reading “5 Lessons Learned from Relationships with Narcissists”

Can a Victim of Abuse Become a Willing Participant

This is quite a provocative subject but I believe that it is necessary to discuss because there is a fine line between being a victim and becoming a conscious participant. I was inspired to write this post after speaking to someone who said that they had been recovering from narcissistic abuse for 10 years, whilstContinue reading “Can a Victim of Abuse Become a Willing Participant”

How to Accept Change Gracefully and Grow

Going through cycles of change and growth are inevitable but they are not always welcomed by us. It could be said that the older we become the more resistant we become to change and the less patient that we are with ourselves. Children enjoy change and even look forward to it. When you speak toContinue reading “How to Accept Change Gracefully and Grow”

Daring to Set Boundaries

It is never easy to set boundaries, especially with loved ones, but it is always necessary. If you grew up in a home that did not have boundaries, or your boundaries were not respected this can be the start of the problem, you feeling as though you do not have the right to set boundaries.Continue reading “Daring to Set Boundaries”

Why You Should Stop Speaking to People out of Obligation.

We have heard many times that the experiences that take place in our lives from the ages of 0-7 can have a profound effect on the adult that we become, but we sometimes forget the extent of that. If you grew up in a home that was enmeshed, had weak boundaries, or your boundaries andContinue reading “Why You Should Stop Speaking to People out of Obligation.”

Stop Feeling Like You Need Permission to Feel Your Feelings-

It can be so easy to ignore your feelings, and feel as though you are not justified in having them unless there is someone else who agrees with you. As we are social creatures it is understandable that if we have a problem we may want to talk it through with someone, but this becomesContinue reading “Stop Feeling Like You Need Permission to Feel Your Feelings-“

Stop People Pleasing and Protect your Boundaries

Growing up with a narcissistic parent means that your boundaries were not respected and you were taught to put others in front of your self. Even though these messages may not have been verbalised, they were planted into your subconscious from a very young age. As an adult it can be difficult to spot theseContinue reading “Stop People Pleasing and Protect your Boundaries”