As you know, I follow several bloggers, counselors, psychologists, pastors…all writers here on WordPress Reader, and this came through my email recently (via my subscription to one of the authors’ newsletter). I’m just now getting around to my mail and reading some newsletters, while I recuperate from surgery. I thought I would forward (reblog) Ana’s article as it contains very useful information regarding narcissistic and/or toxic people. Towards the very end of the written material, you will have to click “view original post below” to read on. That’s where the information is so interesting and hits the nail on the head.
Also, you might consider ordering Ana’s book; it would be such a valuable tool.
Author quote: “You can’t have reality in a situation or relationship where there is none, especially a situation that is embellished with toxic behavior to push your buttons, play with your emotions and manipulate you to your lowest level like that with a NARCISSIST.”
Ana’s bio link: https://afternarcissisticabuse.wordpress.com/about-ana/
From her blog post:
From my Book – From Charm to Harm and Everything else in Between with a Narcissist! @ https://www.amazon.com/Charm-Harm-Everything-Narcissist-Narcissistic/dp/1523820179/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468595784&sr=1-1&keywords=from+charm+to+harm
One of the most obvious signs of malignant Narcissism is the way they constantly malign others. They are constantly remodeling, redeveloping, and improving their own image at someone else’s expense through their acts of back-stabbing, triangulating, smearing, putting others down, constant negativity, betrayal, lies, extortion, etc. We must ALWAYS consider that love should never hurt a person nor take them down a road of destruction. Ultimately love can make us sad when we lose a loved one but that is the reality of unconditional love when someone near to us is suffering, or we lose them completely – and that is more or less grieving a REAL connection between two normally functioning people. Abuse at the hands of a Narcissist is psychological and emotional abuse MEANT to intentionally harm and damage a…
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You always love the look of a pretty omelette,
and you love the taste of an omelette, 😋
but then you think it has to be really hard to make one.
Well, think again!!
I was always fascinated by how quickly and beautifully the hotel’s cook could whip up all my ingredients into the perfect, fluffy breakfast.
And I wished (for years) I could as well. I thought I needed an expensive pan or special tools, but I soon realized it wasn’t that hard at all to make omelettes.
And in the past, I guess my kids were never very interested in eggs either, so now that I’m an empty nester, I’ve perfected it!😉
It really only took me about two tries to get it right, and I’ve been making them almost every morning for the last year. 🥚🍳
The items you will need for the perfect omelette are:
A small, nonstick pan is best.
A high heat spatula. I find a flexible rubber one is better for turning.
A cup to whisk in or some type of cup with a lid for shaking. ie shaker cup.
1-3 eggs depending on how large you want your omelette. They go a long way!
1 dash of water or milk
And then, add any other ingredients you’d like to incorporate into your omelette.
ie. spinach, mushrooms, onions, peppers, bacon, sausage cilantro, avocado, feta and any spices you’d like. I like garlic and onion powder with a little basil and sometimes smoked paprika.
Just tailor it the way you (or hubby) would prefer.
1) Whisk or shake your eggs till well mixed. You can add your dash of milk or water for a lower fat omelette.
Also, I sometimes only use a few whites and one or two yolk for less cholesterol.
2) Get your pan to a medium high temperature and add a small amount of oil or butter.
3) Add your whisked mixture of eggs and any other items you’d like; don’t forget to season.
4) When the edges of the egg start to slightly cook you will see it begin to look like a pancake. You may even need to use your spatula to make a little hole to let the liquids cook better, or roll your pan around. I run the spatula around the edges to lift it slightly.
5) Don’t let the egg brown too quickly or cook on too high of a temperature. (You can tell by the edges getting brown.) Sometimes I even take the pan off the burner for a bit. Reduce the temperature till the egg mixture looks medium done. Place your spatula under one side folding the egg over itself.
NOTE: You don’t have to, but you can gently flip the egg over if you want to. It should cook through regardless of flipping, however.
6) Cook the omelette the remaining time till all ingredients look done, but not too brown.
7) If you put a lid on it at the end of cooking, it will puff up nice and fluffy.
I like to top my yummy omelette with avocado slices or homemade salsa. 👇🏽
*Quick 15 min. salsa recipe here: https://thentherestwo.com/2017/01/12/easy-salsa-recipe/.
I’m always making up some kind of protein bar or bite now that we’re trying to watch our carbs.
And, I’m always trying to find something to sweeten them, so that my hubby will actually eat them and not be tempted to bring home other desserts.
Because neither one of us need those!🤪
I’ve made several protein bites before all with a nut base. For sweetening, I often use dried cranberries, honey or dates. Sometimes I add in oats, chocolate or coconut 🥥. I just try different nut and seed combos from time to time.
You can really do anything. They’re different everytime I make them.
All the ingredients came from ALDIS by the way.
There’s no baking, and they literally took maybe 20 minutes to make.
Double score! 🙌 🙌
So, here’s what I came up with this past Saturday.
Oh, and my hubs loved them btw. 👍🏼
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup unsalted almonds
1/4 cup chia seeds
2T coconut oil
3/4 cup chopped dates
Salt to taste
Blend everything really well in a food processor.
Then, roll the mixture into small balls, place on a pan lined with parchment or wax paper and refrigerate.
Makes 21 small balls.
(They can also be frozen for later.)
But there’s no waiting really. You can eat them right away like my hubby did!
He’s already asked me to make a second batch. 🤗
You never know what’s just around the bend (good or bad). Refocus to assure you don’t swerve too far off the chosen path you’ve been asked to travel.
Do you constantly see things in the news or feel frustrated with hearing issues you wish you could change? 😿Well, you can… in your own, little corner of the world. Bloom where you’re planted. 🌻You may not be able to help everybody, but you can help that one person.
Do good. 🌾
Even in your own struggle and pain; REACH OUT to others.
It’s very hard at times, with all that life throws you, but oh so rewarding!
You were designed for a purpose. Don’t leave this earth regretting you didn’t do more to help mankind or to be God’s hand extended.
Waste no time.
Leave this earth knowing you made it a better place!
(pic taken along a walking trail with my hubby)
Some of you have asked where I’ve been as I really haven’t posted much of anything on my website/blog since Thanksgiving, other than an occasional picture to let you know I’m still out here in blog land.👋🏼
But, I had promised to share pictures from our trip out west to the Grand Canyon, Zion and surrounding sites. (I feel bad as some of you said you “couldn’t wait to see them”…so sorry. 😦 )
The deal is, I’ve been battling a lot of worsening health issues for the last 10 years with the last 2 just being unbearable pain. I’ve been trying to find answers for my lack of mobility and constant, daily pain for 2 yrs. now, mainly concentrated in my lower back, legs and arms.
[Basically, walking, sitting, and also doing anything that involved my arms has been excruciating…even at rest; just “being” really.]
Hence, I haven’t felt like typing much…nor can I do much of anything.
AND…to add to that, I have an eye disease that gives me further issues and blogging isn’t always feasible. I’m really not to be on any media/device at length.
Yeah, I’m soon to be 55 and feel 80 sometimes. UGGH!
(Well, some 80 year olds 👳♀️ are actually in better shape than me, sadly.)
**Interestingly, this blog was intended to cover health issues initially, because I have researched and tried sooo many things over the last 40 years and have learned so much ranging from hormonal imbalances, to urticaria, edema, resistant asthma, Lyme Disease, insomnia, blepharitis, to skin diseases, to…you name it… my husband and I have even talked about doing YouTube videos to share our experiences.
I’m a little camera shy though. 🎬👀 so, we shall see.🤔
But I really really feel the need to help people and have done a ton of research on multiple issues.
I just really want to share any findings/tips and hope for those suffering so horribly.
I’ve read a lot of the same type of stories as mine, people desperate for answers, and my heart goes out to them! So, I still want to get to helping others by providing what knowledge I have acquired.
In fact, if you’re interested with that type of information, being a part of my site here, or if I should add it to a site I already own, typically for health help, please leave me feedback!
I feel I haven’t gone through all of this for nothing and want to help others so badly!♥️ #dontwanttowastemysufferings
I’m kind of a health detective 🧐 of sorts, ha ha. No, but for real!
Sooo, I say all that to let you know where I’ve been and what exactly is up. 😁
I hope to get better as I just had some steroid shots in my neck and am able to type without pain at the present, a first, YAHOO!
I’m trying to stay positive but past procedures have really let me down. I have had some good days for now…a first…so I’ll sure take it!👍🏻
I just HATE using steroids (that’s another topic), and had a lot of them these past 2 yrs, but sometimes you just get so desperate!
Anyhow, I hope to be back to doing something on this blog soon!
Hope you’re all doing well!
PS And so sorry I haven’t been visiting your blogs much these past few months, either. 😩
Please join us as we watch Billy Graham’s funeral via live feed from the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. (You can also rewatch the live feed later.)
via Facebook on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association page: