Tag: Empath

“Are twin flames really just empaths and narcissists?”

Now that’s an interesting question… My answer is: no and the proof is in the seduction. The narcissist seeks out empaths, kind-hearted individuals who are sensitive to other people’s emotional pain. The empaths have great difficulty separating their own feelings from the strong impressions created within them by other people’s feelings. The empaths must necessarily Read More

Recovery is Being Generous to Yourself.

Yesterday, I wrote that “There is no hypocrisy in recovery.” link As survivors of narcissistic abuse, we have all made pledges that quote “I won’t be fooled again” and “I will never ignore red flags again”, “I learned my lesson”, etcetera. But maybe you will fall off the self-esteem wagon. Maybe you will get lonely Read More

The 2nd anniversary of the day I left Israel to be with the narcissist.

Yesterday I realized that August 28th, 2015 was the 2nd anniversary of the day I left Israel to be with the narcissist. It has been two years since I left Israel. Wow, I can’t believe it. It’s been a terrible time for me, really crappy, but it feels like a rough month – not two Read More

Disney’s Descendants, Unicorns, Love, and HSP’s.

I’ve been watching this kid’s movie, “Disney’s Descendants”, about the children of villains, who are given scholarships to attend a prestigious prep school. Will the kids continue to be hooligans? Or will they seize the opportunity to become good citizens? This movie plot has all of my favorite elements (and more): movie_list gorgeous costumes and Read More

Addiction, Alcoholism, and Codependency. (And Narcissism)

If you are a follower of this blog, you probably read the obituary I wrote for my old college boyfriend, Hayden. He was a messed up man… and he made me messed up, too. It took me years to get over that relationship ending. I couldn’t accept it that two people who loved each other Read More

Decoding My Ankle Pain.

http://www.amazon.com/You-Heal-Your-Life-Gift/dp/B009CRP2ZA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1426221176&sr=8-3&keywords=you+can+heal+your+life+by+louise+hay A few days ago, my feet started hurting me like a @#$%&* so I took anti-inflammatories (aspirin, ibuprofen, Tylenol) and put Salon-Pas aspirin patches on the tops of my feet. Eventually I noticed that my ankles were swollen more than I have ever seen before in my life. My first thought was “Look at Read More

HSP vs. Codependent.

While being a Highly Sensitive Person and being Codependent both have connections to chaos and addiction, they are different. I reject the pop-psych label of codependency because I think it is an illusion. There are better ways to discuss unhealthy behavior. For example, one could say “Rivka, you’re seeking validation from others.” or “Rivka, you’re Read More

Highly Sensitive People are More at Risk of Social Anxiety.

Source: http://richawriter.hubpages.com/hub/Highly-Sensitive-People-and-Social-Anxiety-Highly-Sensitive-People-are-More-at-Risk-of-Anxiety by Richard O’Neill This article has two great tables of HSP characteristics that I wanted to share, but I can’t make WordPress copy the tables. Anyhow, the material made for me a free flow of ideas connecting the narcissist and the empath. Excerpts: However, there is no doubt in my mind, the HSP Read More

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