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Self-Help Tips for Controlling Panic Attacks in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

How To Control Panic Attacks (For Toxic Relationship Survivors) - The AWARE Method for Overcoming Panic Attacks (Actionable Self-Help Tips) All of us experience anxiety from time to time but this is especially true for people who have been in toxic relationships with...

Why ‘Fake It Til Ya Make It’ Isn’t Always Great Advice

Faking Happiness? Why You Need to Stop It, Right Now! Want to Level Up Your Life? Quit Faking Happiness! YOU really can be happy and fulfilled after a toxic relationship with a narcissist. Quit Faking Happiness and Learn How to Live Authentically Many people are...

How to Shut Down the Narcissist During Silent Treatment

If you've ever experienced the silent treatment from a narcissist, you'll know exactly why we call it emotional abuse. First of all, silent treatment hurts. Most narcissists that use silence as punishment in what we call “silent treatment” know they are doing it. They...

6 Unique Eastern Teas that Help with Relaxation and Sleep

What do you do when you’re stressed out? Do you grab a cup of tea or decide to take medicine? Regardless of what you do, it is better to grab a cup of herbal tea to provide relaxation to the brain. Teas have always held immense importance in providing calming effects...

End Rumination Now: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Going through a toxic relationship with a narcissist leaves many of us unable to stop overthinking everything. We get stuck in rumination. Do you find yourself spending too much time overthinking and not enough time getting things done? Rumination and overthinking is...

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When Narcissistic Abuse Makes You Afraid to Leave Home

When Narcissistic Abuse Makes You Afraid to Leave Home

In the depths of my toxic relationship, I found myself feeling really sort of numb. I functioned like a robot and did just the bare minimum I needed to do to get by. When I finally left, I thought everything would change - I thought my life would suddenly get better...

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Tired of Being a People-Pleaser? Try this.

Tired of Being a People-Pleaser? Try this.

Are You a People-Pleaser? This is How You Cure the Disease to Please Going through a toxic relationship with a narcissist often leads to a very unhealthy habit: people-pleasing. How many times have you not followed your heart because you were worried about what other...

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6 Ways A Narcissist Manipulates

6 Ways A Narcissist Manipulates

Being in a relationship with a narcissist is confusing and can completely change the way you feel, think or believe things about yourself for a reason. They are constantly manipulating!  There are many forms of abuse and manipulation in the narcissists repertoire of...

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This is what narcissists really want in a partner

This is what narcissists really want in a partner

What do narcissists want in a partner? What traits do narcissists appreciate in their targets? Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse and I covered these points and more during our recent discussion on the characteristics of narcissists and what narcissists look for...

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Clutter as a Symptom of Narcissistic Abuse

Clutter as a Symptom of Narcissistic Abuse

Are you living in clutter? One of the least-discussed symptoms of CPTSD as a result of a toxic relationship with a narcissist is the way you keep your space - your home and/or office. This can take one of two forms: extreme organization and obsessively clean - or...

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You Have to Be Your Own Best Advocate – Here’s How

You Have to Be Your Own Best Advocate – Here’s How

Self Advocacy After a Toxic Relationship: What it Takes to Become Your Own Self Advocate After a Toxic Relationship With a Narcissistic Abuser. Is self-advocacy a state of mind? What is self-advocacy in relation to narcissistic abuse? How do you advocate for yourself...

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Detaching From A Narcissist

Detaching From A Narcissist

Breaking Trauma Bonds and Detaching Emotionally From a Narcissist Are you trying to break trauma bonds and detach from the narcissist? If you think you may be trauma bonded  know that you are not alone, weak, at fault and do deserve so much more. You deserve to feel...

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Closure After Narcissistic Abuse

Closure After Narcissistic Abuse

Is there any way to find closure after narcissistic abuse? It seems that so many survivors of narcissistic abuse really struggle with fully healing trauma bonds and moving on with life because of the lack of a sense of closure. In this video I talk about this as well...

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Narcissists and the Myers-Briggs Test

Narcissists and the Myers-Briggs Test

How Narcissism Manifests in Each of the 16 MBTI Personality Types – Can an INTJ be a narcissist? What about an INFP or an ENFP, or any of the other personality types defined by the Myers Briggs Personality Inventory?

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Who invented the Myers-Briggs test and how does it work?

Who invented the Myers-Briggs test and how does it work?

Myers-Briggs Test - The Story Behind the 16 Personalities (Plus Q&A) Did you know? Two women, Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers are credited with creating the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, the most popular personality test in the world. More than two...

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Dating After Narcissistic Abuse

Dating After Narcissistic Abuse

Dating After  Narcissistic Abuse Survivors Q&A Dating after a toxic relationship for most of us is very scary and so many questions can come up. The following video replies to direct questions survivors have asked about dating again, friendships, trusting others,...

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Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: "Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn't a Narcissist" (The Truth!)  - In this video, Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse and I respond to this article on Psychology Today. From the article: "It seems there is a great hunger for info on narcissistic personality...

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Get Unstuck with this ONE Thing

Get Unstuck with this ONE Thing

The Secret To Self Motivation - It's Motivational Monday! Today we're talking about how to get stuff done when you're feeling stuck. So often, when we're dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, we find ourselves feeling stuck and like we just can't get...

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How to Stop Being Miserable

How to Stop Being Miserable

Aren't you tired of being miserable yet? Don't you wish you could just be happy already? If you’ve ever been in a relationship with a narcissist, you already know that they tend to cause a great deal of misery and unhappiness in their wake. In fact, narcissists and...

When Narcissistic Abuse Makes You Afraid to Leave Home

When Narcissistic Abuse Makes You Afraid to Leave Home

In the depths of my toxic relationship, I found myself feeling really sort of numb. I functioned like a robot and did just the bare minimum I needed to do to get by. When I finally left, I thought everything would change - I thought my life would suddenly get better...

Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: "Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn't a Narcissist" (The Truth!)  - In this video, Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse and I respond to this article on Psychology Today. From the article: "It seems there is a great hunger for info on narcissistic personality...

Challenge Your Conditioning & Take Back Your Life!

Challenge Your Conditioning & Take Back Your Life!

Challenge Your Conditioning (Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life) -Are you ready to take back your life after a toxic relationship? Learn how to challenge your conditioning so you can change your thoughts and change your life! Have a question you need me to answer?...

If you’re tired of hearing about narcissists, this is for you.

If you’re tired of hearing about narcissists, this is for you.

In this video, I'm introducing the brand new Shine Buzz Daily Show on YouTube. Tired of Binge-Watching Narcissist Videos? Watch this. Life hasn’t always been a bed of roses for you as a narcissistic abuse survivor. But you've learned your lessons, and you’ve done a...

Identifying Emotionally Unavailable People in Relationships

Identifying Emotionally Unavailable People in Relationships

“Most people in the psychology field believe that if we do not get a child to bond at a deep level with someone by age eight, we have lost them. We can never recover them and teach them empathy. Never.” ~Patti Henry, Author of The Emotionally Unavailable Man...

Update: Your Love is My Drug (2nd Edition)

Update: Your Love is My Drug (2nd Edition)

 **Second Edition, Updated 2019**Includes new chapters and information as well as an updated, more robust section on overcoming trauma bonding featuring Lise Colucci.  Are you tired of feeling like you're not good enough? Do you wish that someone in your life would...

How to Talk to a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach FREE

How to Talk to a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach FREE

Get Free Video Coaching for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse Speak to one of our narcissistic abuse recovery coaches during a live-streaming video coaching session on YouTube. Angie Atkinson and Lise Colucci each offer free online video coaching sessions through the...

How long does it take to recover from narcissistic abuse?

How long does it take to recover from narcissistic abuse?

Am I always going to be miserable? Will I ever feel normal again? When will the pain end? When can I expect to start feeling like myself again after the end of a toxic relationship? Will I ever stop missing my ex? Am I ever going to stop crying? How long does it take...

When Self-Help Tips Hurt: Stay Safe in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

When Self-Help Tips Hurt: Stay Safe in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

"There are as many forms of advice as there are colors of the rainbow. Remember that good advice can come from bad people and bad advice from good people. The important thing about advice is that it is simply that. Advice." ~Al Franken As a survivor of narcissistic...

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