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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.,, LMFT, specializing in the narcissistic personality, She offers in-depth information about the origins and psychodynamics of the narcissistic personality and strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally abused by narcissistic personalities through her global podcasts (The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast) her books:: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narci ...
 
Divorce provides a perfect opportunity to begin identifying and practicing new ways of thinking, being, and doing. Our Journey Beyond Divorce podcasts help you to navigate the shifting world that you currently inhabit, and utilize your struggles as stepping-stones that lead to inner strength, clarity, and confidence. If you are seeking personal one-on-one coaching visit www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.
 
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Quotes from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist: "Creativity is occurring every moment, whether we are awakening, asleep or dreaming. It is a transpersonal experience that redeems us from our life histories." ""Imagination is our creative engine. Like a sense of humor imagination is unique to each person, our creative DNA. "Encoura…
 
Today we are talking about College planning...yet another alien ‘world’ parents have to navigate. As many of our listeners are still deep in divorce negotiation or just emerging from them, it is understandable that you might have ‘back shelved’ college planning for now. There are many time sensitive issues to consider and our hope is this episode i…
 
Empaths are often informal. They don't have a retinue of followers or adorers, those that do their bidding. There are certain qualities that empaths possess. They are sensitive to their external and internal environments and have been this way since babyhood. Empaths have very keen perceptions. Empaths tend to savor their solitude; these times offe…
 
The most important difference is the control you have over your emotions. When we react, it is an emotional knee-jerk snap. It is usually as a result of someone ‘pushing our buttons’. We can go from 0 to 100 in seconds. It is sometimes as if we are being taken over by another force as we feel the uncontrollable need to immediately and vehemently at…
 
After over two decades with her partner, Annabel was informed that he no longer wanted to be in a relationship with her. On top of the typical challenges of divorce, the UK does not provide any financial security when a long term relationship ends, no divorce proceeding, no negotiation. Annabel shares how she and her partner lived a financial comfo…
 
Lying for the narcissist is as predictable and natural as the sun rising i the East. High level narcissists lie through commission and omission and by intricate combinations of the two. They pile one lie on top of the other with great "skill" and insouciance. Remember, narcissists unlike you and me do not have a fully developed conscience. High lev…
 
Whether you have decided to stay in your marital home or have found a new place to start over, this can be a fun and exciting time. Our environment has a powerful and profound impact on our emotions and how we feel about our life. Today’s guest, interior designer Jodi Topitz guides us in our home transformation from We to Me. She shares fun, easy a…
 
A beast of burden is defined as an animal who caries heavy loads or must do very hard work. High level narcissists often put their children, spouses, ex-spouses, family members in the role of servants. The high level narcissist is imperious. He/she is the ruler in every relationship. Children of narcissists are at the mercy, whim, impulse, psychopa…
 
Predatory narcissists are beautifully packaged, have great social skills, charisma, mirror you and make you feel special. Sequence of predatory narcissists in controlling you: Engage you and show great interest in you, very friendly. Activate the relationship Exploit you completely - taking your time, energy, your creative gifts, making constant de…
 
High level narcissists are dissemblers, filled with patterns of deceit and corruption. They conceal the truth from you at every turn. As the partner, spouse or child of a high level narcissist, you can only expect lies and purposeful obfuscations from these individuals. Some of the things that the high level takes from you: Your inner peace and sen…
 
The beginnings of trust occur very early in a child's life. The baby, especially the empath, senses whether he/she can depend on his/her mother or father to feel safe, secure, valued, psychologically grounded. With a narcissistic mother you treaded lightly, always waiting for her to blow like a bubbling volcano. You took on the burden of your paren…
 
Mastering the art of budgeting and saving will set you up for a more successful post divorce life. Today’s guest, Stacy Francis is the founder of Savvy Ladies, a non profit that supports women in becoming financially independent and secure AND she is owner of Francis Financial, one of the nation’s leading wealth managers. Stacy beautifully guides y…
 
Some days empaths don't get much done. They are criticized for not being productive. Empaths are unique in their high sensitivity and keen perceptions and intuitions. Empaths are considered very strange by most people. Empaths go through periods of insomnia and sometimes it's chronic. If you can't sleep, rest and be patient with yourself. Practice …
 
The most important difference is the control you have over your emotions. When we react, it is an emotional knee-jerk snap. It is usually as a result of someone ‘pushing our buttons’. We can go from 0 to 100 in seconds. It is sometimes as if we are being taken over by another force as we feel the uncontrollable need to immediately and vehemently at…
 
High level narcissists spend their days exploiting others. This is their style and their deep need to take advantage of every relationship: spouses, partners, ex-spouses, children. When you are partnered with a high level narcissist this individual interferes with the expression of your individuality and creativity. 1. You become part of the Image …
 
After making every effort to mend their marriage, Veronica decided to divorce her wife of almost two decades. Her intention was to navigate this transition with the utmost dignity enabling both her partner and their children to ease into this new reality. Veronica shares the fears and concerns she had, the strategies and tools she carefully crafted…
 
The word "desolation" is from the French going back hundreds of years. It means a state of emptiness or destruction. Growing up with a narcissistic parent(s) you suffered from the beginning. Some of you sensed there was something wrong and frightening about your family. Some children of narcissistic parents wonder if they were switched at birth. Of…
 
We’ve been highlighting the importance of healing before you can create your best next chapter. Today I chat with Clint, a divorced dad who sought support, through both therapy and coaching. We discuss some fears and resistance men have around seeking support as well and the gifts and growth that it provides. Our desire today is to encourage you, o…
 
The high level narcissist is a restless human being. He/she is always seeking narcissistic supplies--those psychological foods that he must have in order to keep his ego sense of self fully inflated.... Those who marry high level narcissists are unaware of their cunning and secrecy. You have been betrayed too many times and treated with disrespect-…
 
High level narcissists cause multiple psychological and emotional traumas in the lives of others, particularly their spouses, ex-spouses, children, in-laws. Always on the hunt for narcissistic supplies which includes a feverish search for people they can exploit, the high level can deleteriously affect a wide swath of people including close family …
 
We need boundaries to experience healthy loving relationships. Yet so many of us did not grow up in families that exhibited healthy boundaries. In fact, we may have experienced quite the opposite and not even understand what a boundary is. If your relationship is facing crisis, while the complexities are unique, you will almost always find an absen…
 
You cannot be the spouse of a high level narcissist and be free to be yourself. The narcissist takes space in certain crevices of your mind and heart that cannot be overlooked. High level narcissists nibble away at our hope, creativity and optimism. They pick at you here and there. For spouses who are more dependent and vulnerable, they can leave t…
 
Qualities of Individuality Independence of Mind- Respecting your thought processes but remaining flexible to changing your perceptions when research and insight individuates your movement to a new direction. Trusting your intuition - Flashes of wisdom that move taster than thought. Appreciate the forces that created you and how you survived and who…
 
The transition of divorce is ripe with surges of emotion and we often label the difficult ones as bad and to be avoided. Today's guest, Karla McLaren believes that emotions are possibly our greatest source of instinct, intelligence, and energy, that they are vital for thinking, healing, decision-making, learning, loving, and understanding others. L…
 
I hear from many partners of predatory narcissistic personalities who have struggled profoundly in their marriages to narcissistic personalities. Living with a narcissistic spouse saps your energy, increases anxiety and hypervigilance, blocks your creative juices, stunts your emotional expression and spontaneity, isolates you from family and friend…
 
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