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Apr 252016
The "giver" that keeps on giving---psychopaths

It’s almost funny how psychopaths are the givers of “gifts” that just keep on giving us more “gifts.” Gifts of fear, anxiety, pain etc. Patrick has given me a new “gift” by filing a BOGUS complaint against my attorney with the Texas Bar Association. I guess I was responsible for him finding out about my […]

Dec 312015
New Year's Eve Thoughts

I don’t know if you sit and take a look at the last year on New Year’s eve, but  I do. I look back and see the things that went well and the things that didn’t go so well. I’ve done this I guess since I became an adult. Since I finally made the conscious […]

Aug 182015
Guest post by Truthspeak

I was in discussion with someone, recently, and the topic of vengeance came up with this gal being quite desirable in pursuing acts of vengeance against her ex. Of course, I can completely identify with this, but I was trying to discuss this on a rational basis with her and she was having NONE of […]

Aug 122015
Listening to our dreams

For countless generations throughout history, even in the Bible, people have believed that God (or gods) spoke to them in dreams foretelling the future and how they should prepare for whatever is coming. Freud and Jung believed that our subconscious was talking to us via our dreams and I think that may very well be […]

Aug 032015

My grandfather was sort of a “backwoods philosopher” and he had some interesting “sayings” and “proverbs” that definitely hit the truth on the head. One of the ones he told me when I was a little kid was “once a cat jumps on a HOT (wood) stove you’ll never get it on a cold one.” […]

Jul 022015

  Happy 4th of July to everyone and I hope you have a safe and joyful holiday. The 4th represents freedoms in this country and I hope it represents freedom from oppression in your life from  any abusers or offenders. We are not required to allow others to infringe on our freedoms in life. Celebrate […]

Jun 242015

I read a very interesting article today about a study of our brains and how they process trauma, and then the memories of that trauma as well as other traumatic events, personal or otherwise. Offenders/abusers inside our families do cause trauma to the members of those families, and those traumatic events go on to change […]

Mar 172015
Personal accountability

The subject of personal accountability has come up in several of Joyce’s articles, and I believe that acceptance of that accountability is one of the most intrinsic steps to take in recovery and healing from our relationships with psychopaths, or otherwise toxic people. First of all, what is accountability, anyway? According to Merriam Webster’s online […]

Jan 222015

I’ve been reading some interesting books lately by some very interesting researchers in the field of psychology, (Dr. Barbara Oakley) dealing with the themes of altruism and (Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen) on empathy and others who are trying to discover what makes people altruistic and how empathy (or lack of it) effects how we behave toward […]

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