Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Healing From Emotionally Abusive Relationships & Wellbeing Tips

To prove that we shouldn't underestimate the power of a good dish washing 
session, I came up, while dedicating myself to this daily duty, with 4 tips that will help you move forward in your healing journey. This can also be applied to anybody that could benefit from diving into the benefits of well being.  

The 4 tips I mention in this video are:

1. Friends and Family
2. Therapy
3. Self Care
4. Learn as much as you can about toxic people and their behaviors.

What I didn't mention in the video is that by "I do yoga" I really mean "I do yoga with Adriene's videos like a fanatic person" I do yoga every time I feel off or unbalanced and I also go out for walks or bike rides in nature (see pic above, I do have a thing for bridges too, but that's a different story). I truly believe those two activities have played a huge role in my overall wellbeing. 

Do you have any wellbeing tips? Let me know! 


Sunday, June 10, 2018

5 of my Argentinian Food Recipes

If you check out the Food section of this blog you will see that I'm a bit of a foodie, and enjoy food a lot! I have a few videos and blog posts on the subject, and today I'm talking about Argentine Empanadas

Dulce de Leche,


and a special spinach tart that kids love.

I also talk about a mouth watering cheese platter that combines fruits, honey and different cheeses, that is a savior kind of a deal when it comes to having people over.

 In this video I explain how I feel about these foods over a delicious cup of coffee with milk ( cafe con leche) and cookies, of course. 

Have you ever tried Empanadas? What about Dulce de Leche? 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Emotional Manipulation Tactics Series: Guilt Tripping, Shaming & Projecting the Blame

Just a short message saying that this may be the last video on abusive tactics. Next, let's focus on things to do about this.

If someone comes to you with these sorts of behaviors, if you can, run! If not, do not tolerate this, you just can't deal with these people, or change them!

Next, I will be sharing a few ideas I've had lately on dealing with all this. For now, let's be aware. Awareness is a huge first step.

P.S. More on this series: How to Identify Narcissistic Emotional PredatorsPlaying The Victim Role, Denial or a Simple Case of Lying.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Taking Selfies Doesn't Make You a Narcissist - WORLD NARCISSISTIC ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

Today is World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day (WNAAD) and I filmed a video that I've had on my mind for a long time. "Taking Selfies Doesn't Make You a Narcissist". 

There are 9 personality traits that serve as a guide for Counselors and Therapists to diagnose this disease. Let me be very clear. Taking selfies is not one of them. It is not even an indicator in an of itself. Does it suggest grandiosity? It could, but does it suggest mind games, emotional and sometimes physical abuse, emotional manipulation, projection, lying, and lack of empathy? I don't think so.

A person with Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can damage others terribly. It is rarely treated because, by definition, it's practically impossible. So, what do we need to do? Focus on prevention and effective treatment for the victims of abuse. 

Therapists and survivors all over the world are joining together today, June 1st, to raise awareness about this, and to provide free tools for both, survivors, and professionals. 

WNAAD says:

While many mental health professionals have an understanding of the definition of narcissism, few truly understand what it does to the victim of the abuse.

Narcissistic abuse can cause mental, cognitive and physical health issues for victims, which can last for years after they escape an abusive relationship. Many victims develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or complex PTSD and the road to recovery is long and difficult.

In today's video I explain why taking selfies doesn't make you a Narcissist, and invite you to learn about the ways you can protect yourself from emotionally abusive people.