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JoannaPoppink Never too late or too early to start your recovery. Now is the best time, the only time. Read: Healing Your Hungry… https://t.co/WpFJWUHVzP
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JoannaPoppink Eating Disorders: More than about eating and appearance. A reminder that symptoms are not character flaws. https://t.co/RC90jcAJz8

How to Find Your Path to Joy: Welcome and Introduction

joy toddler flowers 4486570 640*Regardless of your age or situation, within you is your knowledge of joy. You can have it again.

Welcome to your new beginning on your path to joy. Searching for and finding your path is a task we face periodically throughout our lives. Growth and development never stops. The experience of loss and completion never stops. The need to feel alive and meaningful never stops. 

Read and follow these steps, and you will find yourself on your path to joy.

Coming out of Narcissist Abuse at Christmas

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Christmas is coming, and I’m alone. I feel abandoned by a world of people who are happily busy in gayety and plans for more.

Is this true? Do my feelings reflect reality?

My family is punishing me for not being obedient. I am stretching my heart and mind into realms that intrigue me and offer me new satisfying direction. That's belittled.

I’m not included in celebrations. I’m invited to events with 20 minutes notice. I don’t respond.

I am no longer stripping myself of energy, time and money to perform people pleasing behavior for people who are never pleased.  And I feel frightened, alone and sometimes desperate.

Respect your vagus nerve and get more personal power in recognizing and dealing with abuse

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Welcome to more personal power in recognizing and dealing with abuse. The November 28, 1019 New York Times article, “The Wisdom Your Body Knows, You are not just thinking with your brain,” brings together information that can clear your fuzzy manipulated thinking when you are confronted with an abuser of any kind.

Information on the workings of the vagus nerve is new to me. I’ve seen brief articles that recommend sleeping on your right side, meditating, doing deep breathing exercises and more to nurture your vagus nerve. But I didn’t comprehend the significance of vagus nerve activity until I read David Brooks’  New York Times article.

Eating Disorder Recovery: Using the language of myth and dream in psychotherapy

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Code: Man or woman, prince or princess, boy or girl is transformed into a frog. Clue: Crown on head signifies magical metamorphosis.  Action Required: Find a human to accomplish three impossible tasks to free the frog encased prisoner. Question: Are you the prisoner or the human who can free the prisoner? Or are you both?

Fairy tales are old. Most were not written by

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JoannaPoppink Never too late or too early to start your recovery. Now is the best time, the only time. Read: Healing Your Hungry… https://t.co/WpFJWUHVzP
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JoannaPoppink Can't trust yourself with food? Make small daily non food related task commitments, and keep them. Build your self… https://t.co/aRHxYTU9V7
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JoannaPoppink Symptoms are not character flaws. Read: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder https://t.co/zzzkbdvzQD via @amazon
JoannaPoppink From Jeffrey Sachs who I have long admired. The American political system has not been focused on how to end the ep… https://t.co/jTQV89I4sq
JoannaPoppink Eating Disorders: More than about eating and appearance. A reminder that symptoms are not character flaws. https://t.co/RC90jcAJz8

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