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.