When People Treat you Like you are Crazy, Stupid or Frustrating

When people treat you as if you are crazy, it isn’t because they think you are crazy, it is because they want YOU to think you are crazy. When people treat you as if you are stupid, it isn’t because they think you are stupid, it is because they want YOU to think you are … Continue reading "When People Treat you Like you are Crazy, Stupid or Frustrating"

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Defining Sexual Abuse and Devine Sex by Pam Witzemann

This week I’m excited to welcome back to Emerging from Broken, guest writer and fellow blogger Pam Witzemann as she defines sexual abuse. Pam shares a highly personal account of how she came to terms with understanding what happened to her and how she recovered from sexual abuse by learning the truth.  As I read … Continue reading "Defining Sexual Abuse and Devine Sex by Pam Witzemann"

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Giving and Receiving in a Healthy Relationship

 “It is only when we feel deprived that we resent giving to others. Self-care does not mean you stop caring about others; it just means you start caring more about you. Start thinking about yourself more and others less. Since you have a choice between taking care of someone else, or giving to yourself, try … Continue reading "Giving and Receiving in a Healthy Relationship"

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Brainwashing in Dysfunctional Family Systems and that deep down feeling of Unworthiness

Every so often I get a comment that I just have to share with everyone because it is so full of the truth that can help so many others. This is one such time! This comment from Doren came in on my article “Survival Mode and an Alternate view of Narcissism.” Doren has given me … Continue reading "Brainwashing in Dysfunctional Family Systems and that deep down feeling of Unworthiness"

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On How to Become Your Own Best Friend

It was easy for me to reject myself the way that I had been rejected especially when it came to self-love. It was almost automatic for me to reject any affirmations that I tried to apply to myself about being worthy since I had never been approved of or validated before and since I believed that the failure was mine. I simply didn’t believe myself when I affirmed myself until I found out why I saw myself the way that I did in the first place.

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The Roots of Self Blame and Blame Sharing

I asked myself if I needed to live in survivor mode anymore; did I still need those coping methods; were they still serving me? Was exactly was this “victim mentality” ~ how did it get there in the first place and did it still assist me or was it in my way? And perhaps the most important question of all; Is it true that I share in the blame for any of the neglect, abuse, disregard, failure to protect and mistreatment that I had been subjected to as a child.

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Why Setting Personal Boundaries is Not as Easy as it Sounds

“I learned to set boundaries by realizing where they were missing in my life. I learned where they were missing in my life by seeing the truth about abuse etc. As long as my value was in question (by me as a result of the way I had been defined) I could not set boundaries.” … Continue reading "Why Setting Personal Boundaries is Not as Easy as it Sounds"

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‘Make better Choices’ and other Directionless Directives

This week I keep running across sayings, posters and quotes that I find frustrating because they are all sayings and directives that I believed in and strived towards for so many years. The problem was that in reality I was spinning my wheels and not really making any progress with moving forward and away from … Continue reading "‘Make better Choices’ and other Directionless Directives"

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Self Care and Nurturing ~ What is Your Self Talk Like?

How do you talk to yourself? Are you loving and patient with yourself or are you the evil boss in your own life? Are you understanding and nurturing towards yourself or are you constantly nagging and reprimanding? When you think about re-parenting yourself, do you think about the kind of parent that you would have … Continue reading "Self Care and Nurturing ~ What is Your Self Talk Like?"

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