The collective Soul

Every human deserves love, respect, and compassion, but unfortunately, not everyone receives it. Narcissistic abuse is a traumatic experience that can leave victims feeling powerless, isolated, and confused about their own reality. If you’re someone who’s currently experiencing narcissistic abuse or is trying to heal past wounds, this post is for you. In the info […]

Breaking Free: How to Heal from Narcissistic Abuse


In a narcissistic abusive relationship, the narcissist will do all he/she can to exert control in the relationship.  The way in which they obtain that control is by slowly disconnecting you from your power.  There are many different forms of psychological and emotional manipulation tactics that they may use to accomplish this. Here are the top four that will destroy your self-trust.

Top 4 Manipulation Tactics a Narcissist Uses To Destroy Your Self-Trust


People Pleasing is a behavior often learned in childhood as a self-preservation technique. It becomes a way of getting our needs met by receiving recognition or attention for being “the good girl or boy,” the “helpful one,” the “easy-going one,” the “kind and generous one,” the “selfless one,” the “thoughtful one,” the “high achiever,” the […]

The Truth About People Pleasing

People Pleasing

The other day, I was driving along the highway with my son on our way for a hike when a truck passed us by with the slogan, “Failure is not an option.” My first thought was, “How appropriate for a logistics company,” followed by, “that statement feels incomplete.” The way I interpreted it, it seemed […]

Failure Is Not an Option


If you listen to the radio and flip through the stations, you’ll start to notice a pattern in the lyrics of the songs. Similarly, if you were to read any number of romance novels or watch movies that involve a love story, you will also potentially notice the same pattern. Daily, we consume media riddled […]

Breaking the Chains, Rewriting the Narrative


What kind of relationship do you have with yourself? Do you have high, unattainable expectations for what you can achieve? Do you criticize yourself for how you look, the choices you’ve made, or the goals you haven’t attained?  Do you put yourself last? Do you ignore your own needs until you have a physical (illness), […]

The Most Important Relationship You’ll Ever Have