What You See is What You Get

. . . . There are silent conversations which happen within us all the time. We talk to ourselves, we answer back, we discuss things with others, they speak with us, we chat… Continue reading

The “Dollhouse Effect” of Narcissism

Originally posted on Soul Healing Art:
Home I had posted relatively recently a surprising interaction with my husband’s ex-wife, who I believe has narcissistic tendencies. In the phone call exchange that I overheard,…

What a Narcissist Needs… Self-Acceptance is both the Problem and the Solution

. . “When you accept yourself and all your flaws, you don’t particularly need to focus on self-esteem per se. You focus, instead, on being as good as possible at what you actually… Continue reading

Avoiding Dangerous Places

Schipbreuk by Claude Josef Vernet . . “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” ― Vincent… Continue reading

The Refracted Heart… don’t ruin my rainbows

. . “Keats mourned that the rainbow, which as a boy had been for him a magic thing, had lost its glory because the physicists had found it resulted merely from the refraction… Continue reading

The Art of Following a Blog

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, your blog: pitch a tent anywhere on the web, and the expectation is that people will quickly line up to give you a (virtual)…

Connecting the Dots – some thoughts on criticism, empathy, blogging, and being human

. . There are a couple of things which I do when I log into my blog. I check the comments and then the stats. Both of which often provide me with inspiration… Continue reading

Gender Bender: What Kind of Person do You take Me for?

Madame X by John Singer Sargent . . The other day someone decided that it was an extremely good idea to interrupt me whilst I was doing something frightfully important. I can no… Continue reading

Coffee with No Ceremony!!

Originally posted on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown:
All dressed up for the coffee ceremony, but what is missing? The Prompt: Dictionary, Shmictionary—Time to confess: tell us about a time when…

The story of a relationship with a narcissist: I Am Not Special by Hope

I am not special. When I was a child, the message from my parents was clear: Take care of yourself. We don’t want to do it. You are not special. And so I… Continue reading

…my own shall come to me.

. . What would I do with another hour? . I’d probably wait it out… . You may think that is a waste of precious time, that such a gift of an extra… Continue reading

You don’t read me the way that you used to…

If books could speak to me, they would probably accuse me of not loving them the way that I used to… and they would be right. I used to be a voracious reader,… Continue reading

Come Dream with Me…

. . “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe . . . . Of what does the princess in the ivory tower dream…… Continue reading

Love Without Restriction

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
The other day I came across this quote: “Love me without restriction, Trust me without fear, Want me without demand and accept me for who I am.”…

Fragmented Histories

. . One of the signs which apparently gives a narcissist away is a fragmented personal history. When they tell you about their life previous to meeting you; You’ll get highlights which put… Continue reading

Things You Should Know – About Love

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
Love. Such a simple word for something so incredibly complex. Everyone desires to love and be loved. From the very first moment we set foot on Earth…

A Very Knotty Problem

Rosenknoten (Hans Fehre) . . While browsing Pinterest for inspiration, I came across an image professing to be a list of the weaknesses of my MBTI (see below). I was about to move… Continue reading

A local village for local people… there’s nothing for you here!

. . Have you ever watched the TV series – The League of Gentlemen – ? If you haven’t… … …? If you have… then you’ll know the kind of village in which… Continue reading

Do Not Throw Me Away, You May Need Me Some Day

. . “His dreams of a regenerate world are but the reverberations of his own fevered pulse beats. He imagines the world will follow him, but in the blue he finds himself alone.… Continue reading

Mooning at the Howl

. . “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg . . When I was a child I did what many children dream of doing, and may try doing but… Continue reading

Those who give have all things; those who withhold have nothing.

Lakshmi . . “Those who give have all things; those who withhold have nothing.” – Hindu proverb . . Do you value generosity? Do you consider yourself to be generous? Do you see… Continue reading

The Nosy Cow

. . “I have a tendency to want to understand everything people say and everything I hear, both at work and outside, even at a distance, even if it’s one of the innumerable… Continue reading

Liar, Liar, Truth on Fire

Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
Thomas by MoonVooDoo . . There was a charmer called Thomas Who broke too many a promise His mouth was a liar His pants caught on fire…

What If No One Likes Me?

. . At what point in life do we start worrying about being liked? Does that worry ever go away? Are there people who never worry about being liked? Is that possible? .… Continue reading

Stirring up a Chocolate Hornets’ Nest…

. . While standing, leaning lazily against the back door frame… doing something which would be frowned upon, looked down upon, even by those who consider themselves to lack a superiority complex… a… Continue reading

Testing Your Personality

We test our personality all the time. Even when we’re asleep…? Okay, maybe not all the time. Then again, maybe sleep is a personality test. . . . . Sleep is definitely a… Continue reading

Silent Night Music

. . By the time we see something, we usually already know what we’re going to see and we’re only surprised if our eyes don’t perceive the expected sight. . How do we… Continue reading

Quirks of each Astrological sign: What makes you loveable can also be annoying! PART 3 of 3

Originally posted on SeraTakesOnLife:
Art and Article by Seraphina Lum Please ask for my permission and give due credit if you want to use my drawings. Yay! It’s here! Final part to this series…

An Inconvenient Introspection about Narcissists

“So here I am, just another a narcissistic blogger looking for ego-boosting hits, and happy to get some by writing a controversial piece that suggests that you, dear reader might be a narcissist… Continue reading

The Uninvited

. . The butler did it. But what exactly did the butler do? . Whatever he did, I’m certain it was not as great a crime as what my neighbour is doing. .… Continue reading

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