Self-Help

April 6, 2018

They Call Us The Combative Ones

"They Call Us The Combative Ones: The Relationship Between Brave Adult Daughters Of Narcissistic Mothers And The Abusive Workplace Environments We Are Forced To Eventually Confront" by BLACK CAT

When we demanded justice they call us "combative" Then they call us all liars like the injustice isn't supposed to make us angry and reactive We are daughters of narcissistic mothers so we know all about those dismissive tactics We know all about the enabling, the complicity, and deception because we've lived it Our mothers and the abuse and harassment deniers there are equally as dismissive The same amnesia that our mothers caught that made them permissive Is the exact same strain that agency contracted making them complicit The Black Cat Daughters are very, very familiar with these types of denial mechanics Because we survived it! We say it did And the enablers who protect the guilty always say it didn't And often times it's the disabled women who endure the most workplace abuse and harassment Somebody has to be their advocate So follow me down Security Boulevard and I'll tell you what really happened…Let's go!

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March 27, 2018

Leveling Up Your Life

"Leveling Up Your Life: Build a Business Around Your Life, Not a Life Around Your Business" by Ken Brokaw

| Website | Facebook | Instagram | Leveling Up Your Life is all about taking action as an entrepreneur. It is a blueprint that will give you more time, income and peace of mind. In order for you to live the life you have always wanted, your business needs to be built the correct way. You need to first build your desired life as if it already exists and then make all business decisions around that lifestyle. From strategy to execution, the book covers the essential elements to level up your life such as health, mindfulness and relationships. It will also help you level up your business by giving you both financial and time management strategies you can execute immediately to create more freedom and income. In this book you will discover: - How to better your health and mindfulness to create unstoppable energy - How to create meaningful relationships that help you excel in life and in business - How to systemize your business tasks to create more time for the things you love - How to use energy management to create the most productive daily schedule - How to build multiple streams of income to obtain financial freedom.

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March 21, 2018

Tilting, A Memoir

"Tilting, A Memoir" by Nicole Harkin

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | We only learned about our father’s girlfriend after he became deathly ill and lay in a coma 120 miles from our home. Overhearing the nurse tell Linda—since I was nine I had called my mom by her first name—about the girlfriend who came in almost every day to visit him when we weren’t there confirmed that the last moment of normal had passed us by without our realizing it. Up to then our family had unhappily coexisted with Dad flying jumbo jets to Asia while we lived in Montana. We finally came together to see Dad through his illness, but he was once again absent from a major family event—unable to join us from his comatose state. This is the moment when our normal existence tilted.

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March 17, 2018

Too Much Love Is Not Enough

"Too Much Love Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Silence of Childhood Sexual Abuse" by  Dr. Rosenna Bakari

| Website | Twitter | Instagram | GoodReads | Bravely, this memoir is a UV light revealing the dreadful stains of silence. Rosenna Bakari’s expression of truth about healing from childhood sexual abuse presents irrefutable evidence that trauma occurred, in spite of the squeaky-clean surface. She offers a rare validation of the harm of silence for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. When she founded Talking Trees (an empowerment organization for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse) she had no idea that she would champion the cause through the telling of her own story. Rosenna’s effort to live her adult life as if childhood sexual abuse never happened supported her approach to personal and professional trials. In spite of her self-motivation to overcome every negative effect of childhood sexual abuse, all of the systems upon which she relied deepened her pain. To her dismay, achievements of family, financial stability and earning her Ph.D. in psychology bumped up against her trauma as she hid thoughts of suicide and accumulating health concerns. Rosenna brings to life the process of recovery from early life trauma and unravels the misperceptions and coping styles that often evolve, but no longer serve us as adults.

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