What Do You Want?

. What do you want? Really, now… what do you truly want? Do you know… really and truly know what you want? Try to cut through the gumph of what you’re supposed to… Continue reading

Venus is the new Pluto… or is Pluto the new Venus?

WARNING: This post contains the astrological musings of someone who isn’t an astrologer but loves astrology (and also someone who often talks complete nonsense which seems sensical enough to them). . . Why… Continue reading

No Contact with the Narcissist… “But, she’s your mother.”

Originally posted on My Travels with Depression:
We were born into a culture of idolising our mothers. People expect us to sit them gracefully on a pedestal, regardless of what they did, or…

Narcissist Week in Review

When I started this series on what narcissists teach us, what I’ve learned from the ones in my life, I had an idea of how I was going to do it… but… that… Continue reading

The Narcissist – Up Close and Personal

When I first started blogging… on a blog which is now defunct… . I used this as an avatar . I didn’t set out to write about narcissists at all. It didn’t even… Continue reading

The Age of the Narcissist – The Best and the Worst of it

. Have you ever been in a relationship with a narcissist? That’s a bit of a trick question… tricky to answer. Why? Partly because the term ‘narcissist’ hasn’t always meant what it means… Continue reading

It’s All Fun and Games Until… you realise one of the players is a Narcissist

. Let’s play a game… Let’s play… Spot the Narcissist! Imagine that you’re at a party, there are lots of people there, this place is packed and buzzing with a mix of all… Continue reading

Apocalypse Narcissist – Empathy, Sympathy, Sensitivity, and… Apathy

Why is it so difficult to figure out if someone is a narcissist or not? You’d think, after reading up on the traits and behaviours of NPD, that narcissists would be easy to… Continue reading

Love – Narcissist Style

Those who love me, follow me… My father used to say that all the time… but what did he mean by it? What he meant was that you – whoever you were, his… Continue reading

Narcissist – The Eternal Child

When they are good… they are very very good… And when they are bad… they are horrid. . . Children can be selfish, wrapped up in themselves, in their own world and version… Continue reading

The Life Lessons which Narcissists Teach

. Catch me on a bad day, when everything seems to be going belly up, when every minor irritation flares into a major inflammation, when I’m throwing myself a pity party and no… Continue reading

…to die of nostalgia for something you never lived.

a whole made of halves . “It’s a strange grief… to die of nostalgia for something you never lived.” ― Alessandro Baricco . What is nostalgia? What is it for you? . Is… Continue reading

Malashasta Makitellofaffa… and other nonsense

This human interference is getting annoying… said my cat to me after I had, yet again, foiled its plans, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. It had a shrew in its maw… Continue reading

Wild Chasing Human

. “The White Stag has a message for you. Hunters of old pursued the miraculous stag, not because they expected to kill it, but because it led them in the joy of the… Continue reading

When the soul lies down in that grass…

Have you ever had one on those moments when… everything was just right… not right as in free from wrong… not right as in perfect, because perfection is… not right, or free, it’s… Continue reading

…that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm.

. And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through… Continue reading

The Honourable Judgement of Others

I don’t normally like to comment on News stories, especially those which have become a hot topic online and are doing the world wide web outrage rounds. There are many reasons why I… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Legacies

. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was… Continue reading

The Sneezing Doorbell

. “I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that’s real” ― Johnny Cash . Imagine a door. Behind this door is the… Continue reading

Where Am I…?

Where am I…? Is a question which I have often asked myself first thing upon waking… partly because I have moved around quite a bit in life and it takes time to adjust,… Continue reading

The Awful Truth… take what you need

Sitting there so solemnly, A lady full of grace, In the Louvre gallery, With a smile upon  her face. I wonder what she’s thinking, As she looks out at the crowd, Some people… Continue reading

Alias, rank and serial number…?

. “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin . Do a search for ‘Ursula’ online and you’ll either get results for… Continue reading

Don’t Worry, Be… Happy?

A warm and embracing thank you to Lynette d’Arty-Cross, for bravely and boldly doing the hokey-cokey-pokey with me and jumping into the challenge of asking me this question: . What is one of… Continue reading

How do you manage to write and find inspiration everyday?

Grazie mille e mille grazie to Seashell, for taking part in my challenge and challenging me, for being so gracious, as always, and for being a deep sea diver in life, and asking… Continue reading

Thoughts on Being a Hermit…

Greeting and glad tidings to Jen, and a cornucopia of thank yous for taking the plunge into my challenge (go here if you want to know more about the challenge), for joining in… Continue reading

Will You Marry Me?

A BIG heartfelt thank you to Carrie for having the courage of a lion and being the first to join in the fun, sweeping me off my feet with such a wonderful question… Continue reading

Ask Me A Question…?

I’m An Upturned Soul… but why? The name of this blog is an anagram of something else. That something else is rather boring, perhaps, but the anagram of it sounds interesting. Maybe. Maybe… Continue reading

Somewhere Over the Narcissist’s Rainbow

Are you a magnet for narcissists? Survey says… possibly and probably. Based on shared experiences… we’re all a magnet for narcissists, while no one is the narcissist for whom we’re all magnets. And…… Continue reading

The Soul of… Fear

. “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin . What does the word ‘fear’ conjure up for you when you read, hear, are aware of it? Does it remind you of… Continue reading

Andy White – Narcissism and The Fruit of Suffering

“The pain, the despair, the craziness of self-destructive behaviour is as loud a statement as it is possible to make that our soul is in exile and under attack.” – Andy White .… Continue reading

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