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Catatonic

You’re SO Emotional!

If I had a dollar for every time I heard, "Lenora, you're SO emotional," I'd be a rich woman today. Were you subjected to this denigration too? Does it ring any bells? If Grandsire Triples are going off in your bell tower, my sympathies. Let's explore this phenomenon together, shall we?

First, the hard truth. At times all humans are overly emotional. We are human and therefore at times we are indeed too emotional. What can I say? Sh*t happens.

But that's not what this article is about. It's about situations where we felt valid emotions, strong emotions, appropriate emotions.  Situations where other people impatiently shamed us not only for feeling these emotions but also angrily shamed us for daring to express them. The legacy and ramifications of this shame is with us still today.



False Guilt

Denial, Denial, Denial: The Bane of My Existence

I'm never alone. Denial is my constant companion. She wakes me in the morning, stays close by my side all the day and sings me to sleep at night. I'm never free of her. Never alone. Never totally at peace.

Did you ever watch Frank Capra's masterpiece It Happened One Night starring Clark Gable and the equally gorgeous Claudette Colbert. Remember that iconic "piggybacking" scene? Well, Claudette called it piggybacking, although I suppose technically speaking it wasn't really piggybacking.



General

What Is A Narcissist?


I'm going to say something very weird, very off-putting. So stick with me here.

Narcissists are incredibly logical, yes logical, in a twisted kind of a way.

They all think, more or less, in the same illogically logical ways. That's why they're so easy to identify and so easy to understand.



False Guilt

Introducing “Narcissism Meets Normalcy”: Let the Healing Begin

Life not working for ya? You may have been raised by narcissists.

Hey! Thanks for dropping by! Welcome to "Narcissism Meets Normalcy."

My name is Lenora Thompson and I was raised by narcissists...the engulfing kind. They engulfed, smothered, helicoptered, punished, shamed, controlled, brainwashed, criticized, second-guessed, imprisoned and otherwise nearly ruined my life for thirty-one years.

And I'm not the only one! If you too were...