We are living in a world where narcissists are coming out of the woodwork. Certainly the White House seems to be occupied by one.

And what about the victims of narcissists — their spouses and their children? Victim wounds are usually deep, painful and crippling. However in our society we prefer not to acknowledge any affliction that cannot be proven in a laboratory or a court of law.

And this is why I believe every parent — from the brand new parents all the way to the seasoned grandparent — needs to read Toxic Parents, Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy And Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward.

Maybe you were affected by a toxic parent. Maybe you do not believe you were. Certainly you do not want to be or become one.

I am not referring to blatant abuse that happens in the public eye. I am talking about hidden, secret, unconscious abuse that takes place in families where narcissism and other disorders are untreated and running rampant.

And let’s say your parents were not toxic and you are not toxic. It’s crucial to not dismiss or minimize the real-life trauma that others have experienced and are experiencing. You can also be a healthy adult with good boundaries in an abused kids’ life. People like this can make a huge difference to a child who does not even know how traumatized he is.

Personally, I believe that President Trump is in the White House to give the world a crash course in narcissism. We all need to raise our awareness about what narcissistic abuse is and isn’t. And then we need to examine our own families and family histories. Because kids are traumatized each and every day by narcissistic parents, who are never, ever going to seek help themselves. What are we going to do about it?

We can at least educate ourselves. Even if we cannot change narcissists, I think we can still empower victims. And I think we can start by making books like this more known and more widely recommended. Please share this post if you agree with me and comment on any other books you admire on this topic in the comments section.

I am just going to get straight to the point. I am not a fan of our current medical system, but I am a fan of Medical Medium, Anthony William, and his series of books, which are listed below in reverse chronological order.

What I love most is that William’s recommendations are accessible to all. For example, you don’t need an insurance card to purchase a package of celery. So why wouldn’t an ill person want to try some of his approaches, if not first, then at least at the same time as other approaches?

Way too many people in our world are suffering from serious health problems. The politicians cannot fix this mess. The corporations cannot fix this mess. And the medical industry cannot fix this mess. None of them are motivated to fix our health care crisis, and I don’t think the current system is fixable, even if the people in power wanted to try.

We need a health revolution of individuals championing our own health. This is our fastest road to improved health that raises all boats. William provides the information ill people need in order to embark on a road to recovery. And that road needs to be full of trial and error by individuals, not skepticism and rebukes from nay-sayers.

I have been drinking one cup of celery juice for about a month now (not even the full recommended amount), and I have experienced noticeable effects. I have more energy, I think more clearly, my long-term seasonal allergies never happened this spring, my skin is transformed, and here’s the weirdest but best effect of them all — my eyes feel incredible. Maybe it’s partially the lack of allergies, but my eyes are so hydrated and lubricated that I feel like I have new eyes.

Typically, I have both low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Both had recently been causing me problems, especially light-headedness. After one month of daily celery juice, I no longer get dizzy when I stand up quickly. In fact, I have more physical energy and stamina than I have had in years.

I am going to increase to two cups of celery juice a day in June and see how it goes. If you are concerned about encountering too strong of a detox effect from drinking celery juice, then I suggest you do what I have done and start with one cup a day initially and then increase to two cups a day eventually.

But you may want to hurry. We will likely encounter a short-term celery shortage as more and more folks discover the multiple benefits of drinking celery juice, so I hope that some enterprising farmers will anticipate the greater demands and hop on the celery-growing bandwagon.

Since making this post, I have been asked which juicer I use. I went with a budget juicer for about a hundred bucks to get started. Here’s a link to the juicer I am using — it’s a masticating juicer that is easy to clean and makes great juice! https://amzn.to/2VH6xRd.

In the meantime, I leave you to the wisdom of Anthony William. He has a lot to offer, and I hope you will check out his work, especially if you are not feeling your best.

You know what keeps me going some days when the media circus just feels like too much?

My feminist coffee mugs, that’s what.

There are a lot of things and people who have kept me going over the years when events in the world seemed positively bleak. And one of those people is Marianne Williamson. Are you familiar with her work?

Marianne Williamson just gets it, when it comes to being a woman in America, and I am thrilled that she is running for President as the Democratic Candidate. (I actually like several of the Democratic candidates, so stay tuned for more on that.)

We need strong, smart, emotionally intelligent women leaders in the United States — and Marianne Williamson is such a woman.

So, I thought I would gather up a bunch of Marianne Williamson books that I highly recommend. You can usually read them or listen to them. Take a look if you are so inclined!

A must-read for every woman:

Where it all started:

For those who suffer from anxiety or depression:

I want to listen to this (but I want to listen to every audio, so…):

We all need to read this:

This one is coming out in April!

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