Monthly Archives: October 2015

Healing the Effects of a Narcissist: Putting the Focus Back on You

By Sarah Newman, M.A.

I recently wrote about why you can’t win with a narcissist. Many readers asked what steps one would take to handle the narcissist in their lives. However, that all depends on the situation.

Relationships are complicated. There’s no one surefire way to deal with a narcissist, but you can focus on yourself and heal the hurt they have caused.

The narcissist in your life may be your elderly mother, the father of your children, your boss, even your adult daughter. No one can tell you when to leave your job, your relationship, your town. These are all decisions a person has to make on their own. Likewise, no one is going to tell you exactly how to handle a narcissist. It’s a personal choice.

Can you throw this toxic person out of your life for good? Of course, and you don’t need permission to walk away.

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Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from Abandonment

By Susan Anderson Reviewed by Niki Hilsabeck Picture the following scenarios: It’s late at night, and you’ve got a looming deadline for work — yet, instead of getting your work done, you’re scrolling through social media, or mindlessly watching TV. You’ve promised yourself you’d start eating more healthfully, but can’t resist that morning stop for fast food… Continue Reading

Growing Yourself Up: How to Bring Your Best to All of Life’s Relationships

By Jenny Brown Reviewed by Jan Stone There may be no more challenging pursuit than managing relationships, and there is certainly no shortage of recommendations on how to do so. In Growing Yourself Up: How to Bring Your Best to All of Life’s Relationships, mental health counselor Jenny Brown wants us to look within at how we can develop… Continue Reading

Anxiety & Depression in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide to Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students

By Nadja Reilly Reviewed by Paula Lopez I remember feigning a stomachache for two weeks in second grade in order to go home from school. Back then, the principal and my mom caught on that I was feeling anxious about being away from home. Now, as a therapist, I know that anxiety disorders are among… Continue Reading