Source: Meghan Hessler on Unsplash Stress affects mental health and physical health in a variety of ways. And sometimes, stress isn’t something that we always know how to handle. Through challenging times, we all find ways to cope. The types of stress that we have in our life is important to understand. Stress can be classified … Continue reading This is How Stress Can Negatively Affect Our Mind and Body
The greatest weapon that a narcissist has is power — take that away and they have nothing Image Credit: Mike L on Unsplash I sat across from them at the kitchen table, my foot nervously tapping on the ground. They sat across from me, eyes cast downward and a stern face with a hint of a menacing … Continue reading Taking Your Power Back From a Narcissist
Image Credit: Alex Blăjan on Unsplash Our early years define us; there’s no other way around it. What shapes our personality is everything that you have ever lived through, with each experience having a unique impact on you. What happens during our childhood can influence the rest of our lives. Many different factors influence how … Continue reading How Our Personality Can Be Influenced Over Time
Exploring depression and mania and how neither are one-size-fits-all. Source: Markus Spiske on Unsplash Currently, 1 in every 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health disorder. That could be your sister, brother, cousin, or neighbor — anyone can have a mental health disorder. There is a myth that we can simply control our … Continue reading The Eye-Opening Guide to Depression and Mania That You Need to Know
Understanding how common narcissism truly is. Source: Davide Ragusa on Unsplash With narcissists becoming more popular, it’s essential to understand what narcissism is. Narcissism is a set pattern of behavior laced with grandiosity, arrogance, low self-esteem, and an overinflated ego. Narcissistic personality disorder is the only disorder that can honestly label someone as a narcissist. Otherwise, … Continue reading How Prevalent is Narcissism?
There’s so much more to life than a toxic family. Source: Thoa Ngo on Unsplash Disclaimer: Although I have personal and professional experience in the mental health field, I am not a licensed mental health professional. The information contained in this article is meant for educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this article are not … Continue reading Surviving a Toxic Family
Some food for thought and my unnecessary 2 cents. Source: Sam Manns on Unsplash Through understanding my own toxic family, I have wondered what makes someone a good person. Suppose a narcissist can lie and feign innocence (that’s totally believable to the outside world) while doing good things. How can we honestly tell if someone is a good … Continue reading What Really Makes Someone a Good Person?
People with ADHD 50% more likely to have an anxiety disorder. Source: Alex Vámos on Unsplash Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, is a common mental health disorder, along with anxiety. ADHD and anxiety are two different types of mental health disorders that can both influence one another. Many people with ADHD are known as the person who … Continue reading Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Anxiety
It’s simple — I just need to be the opposite of them. Source: Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash I stand on the other side, still alive through the trying times that my narcissist has put me through. The lies that I had been fed for years were finally coming to an end. I have faced the most challenging days … Continue reading My Narcissist Taught Me How to Be a Good Person
Yes, they do — here’s why. Source: Fabien TWB on Unsplash Within the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder, grandiosity and an extremely high self-image must be maintained. But how can someone create and keep up with such a facade? Well, it’s simple: they lie. Lie’s are an easy way to get the instant gratification a narcissist needs to get them through this one moment. Lies … Continue reading Does a Narcissist Believe Their Own Lies?