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“They say there are five stages of grief: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Well, I’d like to add one more… revenge.” -Cruella.
Most people shut one out when one confesses that they have emotions such as “revenge fantasies” and advises them to have peace and forgiveness. Revenge fantasies are valid emotions just like love, hate, jealousy, frustration, anger, etc. If one is unable to express those emotions, then it just gets suppressed. Also, revenge often is there because someone stole their dreams and betrayed them.
Most people are either not rich enough like the…
What happened after I lost my shoes in a car accident when I was twelve years old?
What a coincidence; Father’s Day and my birthday fall around the same time. I even look like my dad, and in Indian culture, that is considered lucky. My daddy is a great dad and husband; it seemed my mom wanted kids and told my daddy that and explained that there would be someone who would be there for them when they got older, so my dad had kids. (Too bad that my mom didn’t enjoy that). My dad initially had some fears and…
Humans are not robots, but they have emotions, thoughts, feelings, and a soul. Some may have excess emotions and sensitivity; others may have less or not in tune with their feelings. All emotions are valid as they are clues to what is bothering us. May is mental health awareness month to bring awareness of trauma and its impact on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities.
It’s a low grade and persistent depression. People can still function and go to work. I know it has many causes, including feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and…
Mothers give and sustain life, they are the origin, the womb of creation, and for many people a source of unconditional love. A woman has eggs from her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother creating a generational bond. Mothers are to be honored, and all women who create (babies or projects) are mothers. This Mother’s Day is perfect to pay homage to all mothers.
Traits of my mother
Someone (a frenemy) recently shared that she felt sad when my mom passed away and was crying. It seems people remember my mother being bubbly. She was also good with people including connecting…
Today is a day for women; women come in all sizes and temperaments. They desire to arrange the flowers well in the vase so it appears beautiful and can share it on their Instagram. However, sometimes, the flowers aren’t organized well. At that time, we need other women to lift us up instead of putting us down. Not everyone is good at arranging flowers, and trying to put this round peg in a square hole is frustrating both for the round peg and for the person trying to fit it in. …
Love the word "it", if there is another word even better, as animals aren't manipulative and doggies too have feelings and affections. To know that they are even worse than animals, for now I will use "it" but if the english language comes up with a better one, even better, because animals are only joy and pure innocence.
I agree, I know that is one reason a lot of people don't want the word narcissism in the DSM V as it may allow abusers to say it's not their fault. However, narcissism usually cannot be cured as they can't see themselves as a problem. When I read your article, I too am having a hard time with myself to say that I was "abused", as it wasn't a typical physical abuse. As you can see many of my articles more or less directly or indirectly is about narcissism. Thanks for the reminder, both of masking the abuse they inflicted but for "thrivers" I don't like "victims" to accept they were abused. Thanks for the article.
People who have suffered from a toxic person and wondered how it could happen to realize what appeared to happen to you on an individual basis has a basis on what happened in the nation. Another friend shared her article on medium, which I resonated with that our trauma is not ours alone to bear but a systemic issue that allowed the trauma to happen.
Trump Getting Elected and the Riots
If you ever wonder how you could have been so blindsided by someone toxic. You are just a mere individual. If a nation can get blindsided and have the rug…