Category Archives: creativity

Therapy in Color

Originally posted on Catharine Toso:
An increasing number of adults are handling stress by engaging with art. Specifically, art in the form of coloring books. But while some may consider this to be a temporary fad, the psychology behind it…

Posted in creativity, essays, healing, mindfulness | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

A lifetime of writing (part one).

Writing, as opposed to the spoken word, has always been my preferred mode of communication. While it’s true I’ve never published a book or made a real career of it, I have a deep love of words and the rhythms … Continue reading

Posted in books, creative writing, creativity, reading, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

When I used to paint.

I don’t do much painting anymore (except painting the walls in my house), but during my 20s and 30s painting–whether on ceramic tiles or canvas–was very relaxing and enjoyable to me. I sold or gave away most of my artwork, … Continue reading

Posted in art, creativity, painting | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Crazy ride.

Giving up is conceding that things will never get better, and that is just not true. Ups and downs are a constant in life, and I’ve been belted into that roller coaster a thousand times. –Aimee Mullins via http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ To … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, creativity, emotional journey, essays, inspiration, narcissism bloggers, narcissism writers, narcissistic abuse, recovery, self-discovery, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

I think it’s time we stop bashing all narcissists.

This post is probably going to make some of you angry or upset. I understand that. After all, many of us were badly damaged by the narcissists in our lives. Anger and even hatred is an understandable and very human … Continue reading

Posted in "No Contact", accountability, art, bigotry, creativity, false self, God, hatred, intolerance, mental illness, narcissism, narcissist bashing, narcissistic personality disorder, tough love, true self | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 65 Comments

I write so my head won’t explode.

Alaina, a frequent commenter on this blog, said she almost named her blog “I Write So My Head Won’t Explode” but decided it was too stupid to be a blog name. I think it’s great. So great I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, borderline personality disorder, coping, creative outlets, creativity, depression, lying, narcissism, stress, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The real reason highly sensitive people get bullied.

I had an “Aha” moment today. The reason highly sensitive people get bullied so often isn’t because of our sensitivity. It’s because of the dismally low self esteem that tends to go along with being that sensitive, especially if we … Continue reading

Posted in authenticity, boundaries, bullying, creativity, false self, hobbies, HSPs, malignant narcissism, narcissism, narcissistic abuse, prayer, self esteem, self-confidence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Nobody knew who I was.

Woodcut by Käthe Kollwitz, 1867-1945 I used to be a nobody. Or, as my malignant narcissist mother would have put it, “a nothing.” Before I started this blog, years of psychological abuse had sealed my lips and closed my eyes … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, creativity, depression, essays, God, HSPs, letting go of fear, mental illness, narcissistic abuse, PTSD, self esteem issues, self-discovery, vulnerability, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

My crazy fantasies.

I have some crazy fantasies. As an INFJ Aspie with an extremely vivid imagination, for me these fantasies can be almost as real as reality itself, and that is really pretty cool. Some people, usually neurotypical extroverts, think it’s unhealthy … Continue reading

Posted in Aspergers syndrome, creativity, fantasies, imagination, INFJ, introversion | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

This blog is half a year old today!

On September 10th, 2014, after about 2 months of just reading blogs by other survivors of narcissists (and occasionally posting on Dr. George K. Simon’s wonderful blog, “Manipulative People”), my life was about to change. And it started with a … Continue reading

Posted in "Manipulative People" blog, 6 month anniversary, Blogging, blogs, creativity, Fivehundredpoundpeep, George K. Simon, God, gratitude, Lucky Otter's Haven, Opinionated Man, purpose, self esteem, self-discovery, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments