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In her posts she shares her wealth of knowledge about the pathology of romantic relationships with those presenting sociopath, psychopath and narcissist behaviors.
Here’s the link to one of her particularly insightful posts.
Check out this inspirational message reblogged from EssayMama.com
I have this infograph posted on the wall of my sacred work space, where all things wonderful and terrifying happen. This kind of encouragement keeps my mojo working!
For all the men and women who have escaped the clutches of pathological relationships and to those who still struggle to break free “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”!
Here’s some reminders that you are BRAVE, STRONG, HAPPY and FREE!
I ignored my internal warning signs for years. I believed lies and not the blaring alarms that were warning me of danger. I believed I could save, rescue, heal someone outside of myself because my love was strong enough to conquer his demons. I fell for the long con, the sob stories, the excuses he had for his bad behavior. Over the years, ignoring my internal safety feature slowly diminished my ability to detect danger. My alert system malfunctioned. I lost myself, my overall well-being and eventually my financial stability. This is the relational harm that results from being in pathological relationship with a sociopath.
Eventually, I rebuilt my self-love and my self-trust. I started by believing the ACTIONS I saw with my own eyes instead of the pathological lies he wore as a mask. I realized that the sociopath could lie with a straight face and apologize with forced tears. He could look me in the eye and tell me a different version of events for incidents that I had actually been present for! I called him out on his crap and kicked him out of my life for good.
I just WON NaNoWriMo 2013 by completing the rough draft of my first novel using 50,000 words or more in less than 30 days!
I want to do this all over again in the month of December! – said no one, ever!!
Simultaneously experiencing a deep sense of achievement and overwhelming exhaustion – need some hibernation time before starting revisions. Yay-Ugh! SAID I.
I’m proudly participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2013.
This masterfully creative, brain busting, energy draining, incredibly ridiculous challenge of craft and wits ends on 11/30/13! The goal has been to complete a 50,000 word rough draft in thirty days.
Today, I’m just 5000 words away from completing the first rough draft of my very first novel. Send me some big up’s, pep talks, and you can do it’s, if you so incline. Otherwise, I’ll just keep at it.
Opportunities for improving my skill level and developing my ideas for creative writing projects have landed in my lap. Bam! Through a series of ongoing serendipitous events I’ve come to fully accept that I love writing fiction. I’ve embraced the lifelong learner model by enrolling in MOOC’s (massive open online courses) that will enhance my ability to craft the stories that I have to tell. I’ve committed to the process of fully recovering my personal creativity and integrating it fully into my life so that I can authentically be my full self. Now I pursue my dream on a larger scale.
The Mother Root Blog will be on hiatus while I dig deeper, work harder, face the terrifying and exhilarating adventure of turning my dreams into reality. I share how I’m doing my first courageous steps below. This is working for me and every step has miraculously led to another. Check them out for yourself. See if there is anything offered that will urge you to follow your dreams. Live your life fully being who YOU are and doing what YOU love. Never be content with anything less than pure bliss.
“The Artist’s Way: Spiritual Recovery of Creativity” is a 12 week course by Julie Cameron that guides the reader along a spiritual path towards greater creativity.
Coursera.org currently offers 434 free courses in every imaginable area of study. I’ve signed up for the 7 week course – “Comic Books and Graphic Novels” to learn about the power of integrating story and art so I can apply it to the graphic novel project I am working on.
“There is no escape from the dream. It lingers when I wake, intrudes my thoughts without warning or permission, won’t let me sleep without telling me all my stories.~Mother Root
Confidence is cool. These young men are all outside of the box!! They know who they are, what they want, do what they love and are hellah good at it!! Sixth graders that we can learn something from. My inner rock star is shining.