You might think that because I blog about personal development that I must have it all figured out. And, in some ways, I do “get” it, most of the time. Sure, everyone has more to learn, and I learn new things every single day.
In theory, I understand what I need to do to be the person I want to be. This is good.
But theory and the application of it are two completely different things. The knowledge and understanding of how to have the life I want is occasionally overshadowed by my innate humanness.
In fact, this humanness is part of the reason I write this blog. It started as an effort to figure out my own life, in a way. As a writer, I tend to put ‘pen to paper’ (or fingers to keyboard) to figure out how to deal with any issues that crop up in my life. I can’t tell you how many times I have used this method to successfully manifest positive change in my life. I’ve been journaling and/or “writing it out” since I could hold a pencil, literally.
When I started this blog, it was more of a personal journal–a place for me to work out my own issues. Of course it developed a life of its own after awhile, and I found myself on a mission.
Once I realized the blog was helping other people, I started writing for them–sharing my own understanding of the world and the people around me. Generally, these posts are inspired by events that transpire in my own life, so I’m still getting my “free blog therapy,” which makes it a win/win situation, from what I can tell.
And, as I kept writing, I found that readers could relate–I got comments, emails, Facebook posts and tweets about how much my message was helping people–all of which, of course, drove me to write more. Who doesn’t love helping people? It feels good. And when something feels good–you know you’re on the right path.
So, this brings me to the point of today’s post. I am considering writing a book that would be along the same lines of the theme of this blog. However, since I cover such a wide variety of topics here, I am looking for a more specific topic area.
Now it’s your turn to help me, dear readers. I’d like to pick your brains. In a good way. 😉
I would like to know what topics are of interest to you–what would you like to know more about in regard to personal development? About pursuing your fulfillment, your dreams, your desires? The Law of Attraction? Self confidence? Something else?
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.