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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., clinical expert on the narcissistic personality, psychotherapist and author. I offer in-depth analysis, strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally harmed and abused by toxic, predatory narcissistic personalities through my books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, international telephone consultations and global podcasts. I put the emphasis on helping individuals to access the calming, restorative parts of the parasympathetic body/mind systems that lead to healing, recovery, personal transformation and the evolution of your true, authentic self and your unique creative gifts.

May 27, 2020

Quotes from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist:

"An essential part of healing is the reshaping of habits, attitudes and daily routines that add balance and structure to your renewed life. In the past, much of your time, energy and creativity were co-opted by the narcissist's demands, criticisms and cruelties. Whether we are the child, spouse or family member of a narcissist, they have dictated our daily routines and schedules. This is especially true if we grew up under the control of a narcissistic parent."

"Walking is an excellent all-around exercise. As you walk you observe everything at close range: trees, grasses, wildflowers, sprouting seeds, thick hedges, tangled weeds, mud flowing water, abandoned spider webs, tiny nets of insect and birdsong."

"Learning to breath diaphragmatically and practicing it regularly maintains a consistent feeling of security and steadiness throughout the body, mind and psyche."

"The body is not separate from the mind and psyche. We are part of a seamless, interdependent package."

parasympathetic practices restore your psycho-physiological homeostasis. You are becoming resilient which is the capacity to adapt to internal and external circumstances. You are strong and flexible. 

Establishing these habits in the parasympathetic brings you the physical, psychological and emotional strength and stamina to move forward along your new evolutionary, creative pathways.