Halloween is upon us, and every year (with the exception of last year, since I was very pregnant) we have a Halloween party. We invite a bunch of friends over and get dressed up. There’s food and drink and music, and we always have a good time.
One thing that I especially enjoy about Halloween is the opportunity to dress up. Putting on a costume can be a fun way to express a side of myself that I might not otherwise feel comfortable expressing. For example, to nourish my strong and slightly less good side this year, I’m dressing up as a mafia girl. Sounds silly, but it’s going to be a blast.
In years past, I’ve worn a belly dancer costume, a genie costume, and even a witch costume. The bottom line here folks is this. As adults, we often forget to have FUN. Take the opportunity this Halloween (or today, if you like) to do something silly and meaningless. In fact, try to do something silly every day. Anything that brings joy to our lives is a good thing. Bring yourself a little joy today!
So, dear readers, do tell. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? What are you going to be?
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.