“One of the reasons you may never feel you can get the upper hand in the situation is that invalidators or ‘nasties’ are not nasty all the time. It’s when their feelings of insecurity or inferiority are on the rampage that we receive a bruising. Invalidators usually try to look big, but feel small, mostly due to a weak self-esteem trying to carry a very large ego.” From Living Learning Loving
The jellyfish is a perfect example of how what you see isn’t what you get. They are lovely to watch as long as there is a boundary separating you from their thousands of microscopic barbed stingers. Some people are like this. Watch out!
The new revised edition of LivingLearning Loving will be available in March.
I raised three children as a single mother before I remarried. I have experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years I know a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. I am the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. I'm a Certified Professional Coach and my stories have been published in several books and magazines. My book, Living Learning Loving is available on Amazon.
"I am so blessed to have SMORE in my life! There are no words to express how much I appreciate the support from the women that are in my situation or have been. My emotional and spiritual wells are filled here. May God continue to abundantly bless the individuals that contribute to SMORE!" XO