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Studies Show Anxiety Disorders May Be Caused By Exposure To Narcissistic Abuse

If you suffer from anxiety – or, chronic bouts of nervousness, fear, sweating, trembling, sleeping issues, and more (1) –  you’re not alone. In fact, anxiety is the most common mental illness in the US (2), with 18.1% (40 million) of all adults suffering every year from various anxiety disorders, like generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and […]

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10 questions you must ask yourself to discover your life’s purpose

We all need to engage in self-reflection every now and then. It helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we are, where we have been and where you intend to go. Through self-reflection, we are able to see, organize and plan our steps to reach our desires and dreams. While it can be difficult […]

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Breakdown

Somewhere life became a series of bad days. Then it became about how to try to make each bad day better as it happens. But the bad days just keep coming. Somewhere it became about how to keep believing in good days. How to believe in the good throughout the waiting. Waiting for everything. Waiting and still giving in to […]

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9 Things To Know About Loving Again After Emotional Abuse

Yes, you can break the cycle. When you’ve been in an emotionally abusive relationship, opening yourself up to love again is an uphill battle. You want to trust and love again but you can’t help but worry that you’ll fall for another manipulative, controlling type.  While it’s easy to fall back into the same old […]

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Tethered

I remember playing it, that game the ball attached by a rope like a leash, redundant.   Hitting something as hard as it could be hit, watching it spin, watching it continue.   The impact didn’t matter, the result was the same – spinning, spinning.   Never traveling farther than the already existing circumference.   […]

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A Letter To The Person Who Doesn’t Understand My Depression

Please stop telling me how to feel. I know you probably mean well, but I need you to stop. Telling me you “feel sad, too, sometimes,” is not going to help me. Encouraging me to “go out and make new friends, talk to people,” is not going to make me okay. Saying “don’t be depressed,” […]

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