“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 🙂
About 10 years ago, someone suggested I attend a co-dependency type of meeting. I was going through a lot of deep transformation and although I resisted the idea (big time), I finally made my way through the doors. I promised I would at least give it a try. That I would attend 6 meetings. Ugh. … More The Magic in You: AAA mantra for freeing your JOY!
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!
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
When the voice of “blah blah blah” stands in your way or interferes with the happiness and joy in your day, here’s what to do… Stay true to you! The world needs your magic! Debbie
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)
One of my favorite peeps on the planet is Iris Apfel. Her vision, in action, can inspire anyone who wants to express themselves more boldly, creatively, joyfully! Here’s a video to inspire you 😊 The world awaits your magic. Bring it on! Debbie
We often hear people talk about the still small voice that whispers to us… judges of intuition on a project or guidance as we go about our day. Most people know what I’m talking about. Most people kick themselves after the fact, if they didn’t listen to it. So why isn’t it honored more often? … More Honor the still, small voice
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.
* 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)