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Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion

The exhaustion which comes as a result of suffering with the above conditions is constantly present. No matter how much you sleep or rest, you never seem to feel completely rejuvenated. The following blog post by Roland Bal further explains this: https://rolandbal.com/trauma-and-ptsd-exhaustion-fatigue-and-tiredness/ Love Athina ♥ © All blog posts and images are owned by me… Continue reading Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion

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Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

When you have grown up in a dysfunctional narcissistic home, taking on others’ emotions becomes the norm. Narcissistic parents teach their children to cater to their feelings & moods and the child learns to ignore their own emotions. A great book which can help you understand whether you have weak emotional boundaries, is by Charles… Continue reading Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

Adversity & support · anxiety · complex ptsd · Dysfuntional relationships · Emotional abuse · Narcissistic abuse · Self-reflection & self-awareness · Shame

Guilt & people pleasing

Second-guessing myself always lingers in the background, when I don’t allow myself to PEOPLE PLEASE.. Feeling guilty for not people-pleasing is something that I just have to make friends with, although sometimes it just feels harder than others. Being authentic & true to myself is so much more important but breaking old habits is tough,… Continue reading Guilt & people pleasing

Highly sensitive person · Self-reflection & self-awareness

HSP-The Highly Sensitive Person

  People who are highly sensitive are born that way; it is not something that is learned. The scientific term for high sensitivity is “sensory-processing sensitivity” (SPS). Highly sensitive people have the following traits: They feel more deeply. They’re more emotionally reactive. They’re probably used to hearing “Why are you so sensitive?” Highly sensitive people… Continue reading HSP-The Highly Sensitive Person

Adversity & support · Coaching tips · Life (Personal Coaching) · Life tips · Self-reflection & self-awareness

Self-growth

How do we develop ourselves into better human beings? What steps can we take to become wiser, more self-aware and more humble? Self-growth is a topic that I think about a lot and when I am interacting with others in my environment, I feel saddened by the fact that so many people don’t seem to… Continue reading Self-growth

Adversity & support · Cluster B disorders · Dysfuntional relationships · Emotional abuse · Mental illness · Narcissistic abuse · Narcissistic abuse syndrome · self care · Self-reflection & self-awareness · Youtube videos

Covert narcissism-The hidden narcissist

Today’s post and youtube video is about the more hidden type of narcissism known as covert narcissism. I know how destructive this type of narcissism can be from personal experience and I believe that more people need to be aware that covert narcissists sometimes hide behind a mask of generosity, fake empathy and self-sacrifice. They… Continue reading Covert narcissism-The hidden narcissist

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High functioning depression

Happy Monday dear friends & followers! After a wonderful 10 days off work, celebrating my birthday with friends and exploring new places with my husband, I am feeling grateful and refreshed. Today’s topic is especially important to me, as someone I care about deeply is currently suffering with this type of depression. Although high functioning… Continue reading High functioning depression