Narcissistic abuse impacts at least half the world’s population.

I am asked why I am a narcissistic abuse awareness activist. To answer this question, I draw from experience being the target of narcissistic abuse. I am driven by the deep desire that others be released from the same mental and emotional cage that I used to be in. Rather…


This inspirational story about the power of letting go of the toxic things and people that weigh us down is shared through the story of two monks and a woman. This zen story about letting go is also known as The Muddy Road.

A few days ago, I realized that…


My late husband passed 25 years ago of complications of a rare and deadly brain cancer. Nothing could have prepared me for the chapter of life that ensued. I quickly learned that grief is like the sudden and perturbing ringing in the ears that makes it hard to focus on…


Negative experiences happen to everyone. If you’re born to the Earth, you’re going to have bumps along your journey. Learning how to deal with negative experiences is an essential skill set that can be learned. Every day presents opportunities for things to go very well, or very poorly. Most days…


How gelatin, toilet paper, and intuition delivered a holiday miracle at Aldi’s.

Today’s win was the stuff of miracles — or the miracle stuffing. Our family members have been consumer guinea pigs for gluten-free food companies for ten years now. Three of us have the joy of needing sustenance outside…


Bigotry is simply being intolerant of someone different from you.

Imagine a world where everyone holds the same opinion about everything. Let’s take something dear to my heart — the humble hot dog. Nothing could be less dainty and more desirable than a one hundred percent beef hot dog with…

Alisa Rafferty

Self-Enrichment Educator. Narcissistic and Spiritual Abuse Awareness Advocate.

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