I grew up with a narcissistic mother. For years, the woman who was supposed to love, nurture, and protect me would berate and humiliate me. I grew up feeling insecure, anxious, lonely, and confused as to why my mother didn’t show me the same affection other children received from their mother.From a timid, eager to please child, I grew into a nervous, unstable teenager. This spilled over into my adulthood until I connected my instability to my narcissistic childhood. When I did this, I began my healing journey. I slowly built myself from the ground up; retracing my steps back to childhood and fixing the self-esteem, overly critical, and self-blaming traits I had been left with due to my childhood. As someone who has come out of the other side of narcissism, it’s something I’ve come to have a deep understanding and knowledge of. I’m passionate about connecting with other adult survivors of narcissistic mothers to hear their stories, as well as share our understanding of the abuse.This book will encompass both of these factors. I will help you overcome your narcissistic childhood by offering you the following:The different types of narcissistic mother, helping you can identify yoursThe six traits you likely have because you were raised by a narcissistic motherAn insight into my narcissistic mother and how she affected me as a child and beyondHelpful, mindful ways and exercises to help guide you through the healing processWays you can set boundaries with your mother, should you choose to have a relationship with herMy offering of advice on the road to closure - I’ve travelled that road, and I can give you my first hand experienceDuring my healing journey, I sought out other adult survivors of narcissistic mothers. I found them through forums, Facebook groups, and support groups. Each of us have a different story, a different mother and were all subject to different 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120941/bk_acx0_120941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the first thing a woman does when she thinks she might be pregnant? She Googles. And it goes downhill from there. While the internet is full of calming and cheerily supportive articles, it´s also littered with hyper-judgmental message boards and heaps of contradictory and scolding information. Motherhood Smotherhood takes parents through the trenches of new parenting, warning listeners of the pleasures and perils of mommy blogs, new parent groups, self-described ´´lactivists´´, sleep fascists, incessant trend pieces on working versus non-working mothers, and the place where free time and self-esteem goes to die: Pinterest (back away from the hand-made flower headbands for baby!). JJ Keith interweaves discussions of what ´´it takes a village´´ really means (hint: a lot of unwanted advice from elderly strangers who may have grown up in actual villages) and a take-down of the rising ´´make your own baby food´´ movement (just mush a banana with a fork!) with laugh-out-loud observations about the many mistakes she made as a frantic new mother with too much access to high speed internet and a lot of questions. Keith cuts to the truth - whether it´s about ´´perfect´´ births, parenting gurus, the growing tide of vaccine rejecters, the joy of blanketing Facebook with baby pics, or germophobia - to move conversations about parenting away from experts espousing blanket truths to amateurs relishing in what a big, messy pile of delight and trauma having a baby is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021083/bk_adbl_021083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now with an exclusive bonus chapter only available on audiobook!The world knows Candace Payne as ´´Chewbacca Mom,” the wife and mother of two from Dallas who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and infectious laughter.Candace’s viral moment of simple joy became Facebook Live’s top video. But what the video doesn’t show is Candace’s storied journey of daunting obstacles on the way to the joy-filled life - extreme poverty, past trauma, and struggles with self-worth.Laugh It Up! tells the rest of the story behind the woman in the mask. Like most of us, Candace has often felt overlooked, undervalued, and insignificant. But she has also discovered the secrets to unshakable joy that no circumstance can take away, and Laugh It Up! will help you discover and experience the same.Join Candace to discover the gift God has given us all to experience life to the fullest. All you need to do is answer ´´yes” when joy, whom Candace personifies as a friend, calls you to come and play.Do you feel tempted to give up on your dreams? Joy stays the course.Do your knees knock when thinking about the future? Joy hopes for what can be.Do you feel unseen and unnoticed? Joy is content whether backstage or center stage.Do you feel crushed under the weight of regret? Joy loves you enough to weep with you, but also enough to help you move on.When life punches you in the gut, it can be difficult to muster a smile - much less a laugh. But with humor and power, wit and wisdom, Candace lights the way forward to a life that is free indeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Candace Payne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001734/bk_zond_001734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.