I’m thrilled to bring this conversation about spirituality to the table side by side with the topic of healing from narcissistic abuse. I think it has everything to do with awakening healthy power and even inspiring great leadership. The ONLY reason narcissistic abuse is a problem is because it’s a denial of who we truly … More Flying Free – Let’s talk about Spirituality – Especially after Narcissistic Abuse
So, the thing I despise most about healing from narcissistic abuse . . . oh, crap, I can’t limit it to one thing! So here’s a bullet point list and I’m sure it’s not complete. Please feel free to add your own in the comment section. You get to keep focusing on… guess who?… the … More You Deserve To Feel Amazing!
Dear Russell, I really appreciate the conversation you have taken on, helping people walk through the muck of shame, using the 12 steps with modern lingo and soundbites that people can chew on. Truly, with deep sincerity, I appreciate your work. In today’s video you are speaking to one side of the equation of shame. … More 3 Strategies to Banish False Shame – Letter to Russell Brand speaking on Shame (healing narcissistic abuse)
Are you too spiritual for labels? I used to be. I mentioned this in a previous blog post (https://joybasedliving.com/2019/01/24/why-i-love-co-narcissists-and-why-you-should-too/) but today it came up in an f-bomb kind of story – with a lot of energy and clarity. So I thought you might like it! Story Today I spoke with a beautiful, deep and spiritual … More On labels, spirituality, narcissistic abuse and power (Mr. Rogers, Marianne Williamson)
Brene Brown is researcher and storyteller who’s kicked open the door to a worldwide conversation on shame-awareness, vulnerability and wholeheartedness. Simon Sinek is a highly valued consultant to corporate and military leaders worldwide, encouraging millions of people to name their WHY and bring purpose to their daily lives. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, … More Empaths in Leadership and Power O Yeah
The 7 Powers of highly effective empaths belong to everyone, but they are more pronounced in empathic folks. When these Powers are under-developed, suffering ensues. But when they are honed through awareness, validation and regular use, all things become possible. Here is an outline of the 7 Powers and their corresponding essential actions. I’ll also … More The 7 Powers of Highly Effective Empaths
Recently, a few people have asked me to share more about myself; where I come from, who I am, what moves me and inspires me to do what I do. So… here you go. My name is Debbie Happy Cohen. My middle name is Happy, from birth. The name comes from my great grandmother. I’m … More Getting to know me, Debbie Happy Cohen
I know what it’s like to feel powerless in the face of a narcissist. I know what it’s like to feel helpless in my ability to help someone who is a co-narcissist living under the tyranny of a narcissist. I know what it’s like to feel stuck in an old identity which a narcissist deliberately … More Is narcissistic abuse a modern, silent holocaust?
I have a friend who is navigating 2 abusive, significant relationships. She is living with a psychologically abusive parent, and one of her adult children is displaying narcissistic verbally abusive behaviors. She has been on a healing path for a couple of years and has learned a lot about setting boundaries and healing toxic shame. … More 4 resources for empowering your sanity and selfhood during and after a narcissistic relationship and 1 resource for treating spirit possession
I find narcissists so very compelling because, point blank: They have brought out the hero in me. And in many people I care about. Henry Boseley, in a great video essay, argues “Why Batman Is The Best Superhero” (https://youtu.be/b4lRkI2ScuA). I’m not sure if I agree with him about Batman, but I’ve always felt the Joker was … More Why I find narcissists so very compelling and why co-narcissists are the real heroes of the story (Batman)