Joy, Loneliness, Authenticity and Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving Message :-)

“All the lonely people… where do they all come from?” These words are singing in my head as today’s topic is moving its way through me… it’s a mixed bag of feelings. And that’s okay. In fact, in all of its mess and everything, I welcome the bag and allow it to move through.  Why? … More Joy, Loneliness, Authenticity and Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving Message 🙂

Horses and grasshoppers and thistles, O MY!

When I was a little girl, my auntie used to read coffee grounds at our family gatherings. After dinner, the adults would line up with their almost-empty Turkish coffee cups, which were carefully turned upside-down on the saucers, with the remaining clump of coffee grounds semi-dried (stuck to the bottom and sides of the cup). … More Horses and grasshoppers and thistles, O MY!

Don’t Hide Your Life – Healing from Narcissistic Abuse Part III

Hello friends, I knew there would be a Part III to complete this series, but it surprised me when it emerged as a video. So … here you go! The links to Part I and Part II are below. The world needs your magic! Big love, Debbie Part I of this blog post: https://joybasedliving.com/2018/10/23/at-the-heart-of-narcissistic-abuse-2-core-abusive-behaviors-why-they-do-it-and-3-tips-for-you/ Part … More Don’t Hide Your Life – Healing from Narcissistic Abuse Part III

A rant. A fairy tale about a horse and purple thistles. And a healing message: Stop compulsively dimming yourself down. (Healing from narcissistic abuse, Part II)

Ooof! I’m listening to a Sadhguru youtube to start my day, as has been common practice lately. Through his words of wisdom, I’m experiencing a lovely sense of camaraderie as well as a sense of validation toward everything we’re doing and being at JBL. So … in this video, he’s answering someone’s question about “video … More A rant. A fairy tale about a horse and purple thistles. And a healing message: Stop compulsively dimming yourself down. (Healing from narcissistic abuse, Part II)

Devotion.

Devotion. The more I meditate on this word, the more I appreciate it, the more it grows in my awareness. A couple of months after Hiro died (at the end of June), sadness would visit every now and again. This was natural and I expected it and accepted it. And I was also curious about … More Devotion.

At the heart of narcissistic abuse: 2 core abusive behaviors, why they do it, and 3 tips for you (Part I)

*  Note: This blog article is not a complete discourse on narcissistic abuse but I hope it can be a starting point for you if you are dealing with it. Narcissistic abuse sucks. Seriously and literally. It drains life force energy from people, similar to dementors from Harry Potter. Here’s a dementor: There are 2 … More At the heart of narcissistic abuse: 2 core abusive behaviors, why they do it, and 3 tips for you (Part I)