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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?

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JoannaPoppink Additional economic, political and COVID stress can push eating disorder recovery boundaries beyond their limits. I… https://t.co/etTVDaSa62
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JoannaPoppink Me, on my morning walk with my dogs in Los Angegles before the heat hits. https://t.co/XcL9giYF4m
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JoannaPoppink Yes, children get COVID too. First cases of coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome identified in children in So… https://t.co/ujeVDsqCLf
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