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An Attitude for Gratitude

The holiday season is upon, and for many of us this is a time of wish lists, merriment, generosity and acts of charity. However, giving freely, kindnesses and gratitude is not seasonal or a trend. Nor should it be an temporary attempt at being “good” at “the right time of year”. Gratitude is a mindset; a mindset which should be cultivated and nurtured. It is about being genuinely and constantly thankful for each success you achieve; each blessing which is bestowed upon you, and each miracle you perceive.

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Pulling Yourself Out of the Abyss: Healing from an Abusive Relationship

We have all been there… we have all fallen in love with someone we thought was the man of our dreams but who, instead, became our worst nightmare. One particular relationship I was in was physically, emotionally and verbally abusive. It completely deteriorated any sense of “self” that I had and left me a shell of my former self

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You Are A Victim Of Narcissistic Abuse

I stared at the screen, reading over the titles, subtitles; the long endless list of hundreds and thousands of links to websites, videos, articles, studies, books, and stories of victims who have survived Narcissistic Abuse. I stared at the screen in absolute dismay as I read, watched, and processed this new reality.

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Safety in Isolation: The Consequences of Being Bullied

Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with the use of gold, silver or platinum in order to highlight the fractures that are now part of the object’s history. Rather than hide the flaws, the point is to celebrate them. It’s taken me 35 years to realize that it’s okay to be broken.

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What a strong independent woman truly desires

I am a strong modern woman who is struggling to have a life somewhere between “societal norms” and “breaking stereotypes”. It sounds easy when I think of un-messing my life and making it sorted, yet I end up inviting chaos.

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Open Letter to my Abuser/Lover – Mind Talk

If you could give me a thousand reasons to smile, would you still choose the one reason that trumps them all and makes me cry anyway? I do not play the victim well, but you leave me no choice…Read more
Mind Talk by Nicholas Thompson

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