How do you spend time with family when one or more members are rude or abusive? On the one hand, you have to save yourself from abuse, which is toxic to your mental, emotional, and physical health. But on the other hand . . . it’s family! If you stay away, the guilt and sadness can be just as debilitating as the anger and hurt you feel when you’re with them. Compounding these dynamics, you may receive beratings and ostracism for avoiding your family. There are
What Is Emotional Abuse? Also known as psychological, verbal, or mental abuse, emotional abuse is the condition where you are repeatedly emotionally hurt by ongoing. Here are descriptions from my book, Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle, a book about healing from traumatic experiences: Put-downs: Name-calling, cursing, being told you’re not good enough, and that there’s something wrong with you (including implying or joking this accusation).
Each of us has a life purpose, which involves you making a contribution to the world in a way that brings you joy and a sense of meaning. If you’re on the right path, doors of opportunities open up for you. If you’re on the wrong path, life feels like a meaningless struggle. So how do you know if you’re on the right path or not? After all, no one wants to waste time going in the wrong direction which leads them away from their life purpose. I've studied and taught ab
I used to drink a strong pot coffee daily. I also supplemented with more caffeine from diet cola and chocolate . . . until I quit caffeine in 1996 without withdrawal symptoms or cravings, and my life and productivity improved immediately. I thought I needed caffeine to keep up with my responsibilities and to get ahead in my career. In my mind, caffeine was a necessity for living. I didn’t realize that caffeine was causing me more problems than solutions. For ex
Feelings of sadness, shock, numb, low-energy, and angry are symptoms of post-traumatic stress. So are addictive behaviors, such as binge drinking and eating, attempts to block-out the pain of post-traumatic stress. Studies show that our bodies can’t distinguish between stress that happens to us personally, and stress that happens to another person. Our bodies’ empathic systems pour stress hormones into our systems, whenever we read, see, or hear about a traumat
Healing With The Angels
Discover various ways that angels can assist you in healing all areas of your life. Doreen leads you through a powerful meditation that invites archangels-an your own...View Details