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6 “useless” emotions that aren’t useless, and 2 that really are useless.

Originally posted on July 10, 2016 I get tired of the positive thinking brigade who tells you you always must be happy and that there’s no place for “negative” emotions.   Not only is it obnoxious to wear a pasted … Continue reading

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“This could never happen in America.”

But it is. I’m talking about the increasing feeling of unreality and foreboding under this new administration, run by a sociopath that even ten years ago wouldn’t have had a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming president. I sat, frozen … Continue reading

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Don’t give them what they want.

Martha Crawford, LCSW, tweeted a series of thoughts about the Trump administration that tell us why we shouldn’t let it make us quake in terror. I know for me, her thoughts brought me some comfort. I know a lot of … Continue reading

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Your fear is trying to tell you something.

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6 “useless” emotions that aren’t useless, and 2 that really are useless.

I get tired of positive thinking nazis  who tell you you always have to be happy and that there’s no place for “negative” emotions.   Not only is it obnoxious to wear a pasted on smile all the time even … Continue reading

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Letting go of fear.

Sometimes I have funny thoughts when I’m just lying on my bed half asleep. It’s at those times my subconscious mind sometimes bubbles into consciousness (which makes the half asleep state similar to meditation). Anyway, the thought I had was … Continue reading

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Fear breeds narcissism; the antidote is vulnerability.

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
It’s really incredible what starts to happen when you get away from your narc abusers, and yes, narcissists can have their own abusers, especially low-spectrum and covert narcissists. cNPDs and malignant overt narcissists…

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I’m scared.

I might be about to commit blog suicide but I have to do what’s right regardless of the fallout. Yikes. Not quite ready but almost. Deep breaths.

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Worry: the useless emotion.

In recent years, several emotions have been called out as unhealthy or maladaptive for human happiness. These emotions are worry, shame and guilt. In a narcissistic society where selfishness is held as a virtue, these three emotions are indeed maladaptive, … Continue reading

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Raw nerve.

Over the past few days I have been extremely anxious, even panicky. I can’t focus enough to write anything or do much of anything else either. I really have no idea why or what might have triggered it. Last night … Continue reading

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