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Healing From Betrayal

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Let’s look at the definition of betrayal so we can understand why it hurts so much. Webster’s definition: To hurt (someone who trusts you, such as a f
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Anne Brown: Backbone Power The Science of Saying No | Books on Integrity |Books on Making Decisions |Books on decision making |Books on Co-Dependency. - Kindle edition by Anne Brown. Health, Fitnes...

Anne Brown: Backbone Power The Science of Saying No | Books on Integrity |Books on Making Decisions |Books on decision making |Books on Co-Dependency. - Kindle edition by Anne Brown. Health, Fitnes... | Timely Articles | Scoop.it
Is this decision going to be good for Me? To help Me be successful? How do I make the right choices? What are the effects and the outcomes. Ask yourself, Who am I really making these choices for?

Backbone Power was written to help everyone from mothers, to college grads, to people that have to make hard choices between family and work. Anne Browns professional experience and her no-nonsense approach can enable you to make decisions for yourself that will help you be successful. Regardless of Co-Dependency, Family Issues, Addictions, Emotional Stress, anxiety, or other issues. Find out how and why making choices for yourself can make you happy. Take this opportunity to read about real life experiences with Anne to help you devote your choices to yourself. SAY NO to choices that aren't in your best interest and become more Successful. 

 Dr. Anne Brown is an author, speaker, teacher, coach living in Sausalito, California. Before moving to Sausalito she lived in Aspen, Colorado for over twenty years. She served as the trusted advocate and adviser to Influential Corporate Leaders, Trial Attorneys, Athletes, Leaders, Physicians and their families, many whose connections extended well beyond the town of Aspen. Dr. Brown's nursing and psychosocial education afforded her the unique ability to assess and intervene with her clients' medical and emotional concerns. 

Combining her own professional experience with that of her no-nonsense mentor, the former Chilean Minister of Finance, Dr. Fernando Flores, Dr. Brown used a methodology that helped people reveal their blindness's and speak authentically thereby decreasing their suffering and increasing their dignity and authenticity.
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Anne Brown: Backbone Power The Science of Saying No | Books on Integrity |Books on Making Decisions |Books on decision making |Books on Co-Dependency. - Kindle edition by Anne Brown. Health, Fitnes...

Anne Brown: Backbone Power The Science of Saying No | Books on Integrity |Books on Making Decisions |Books on decision making |Books on Co-Dependency. - Kindle edition by Anne Brown. Health, Fitnes... | Timely Articles | Scoop.it
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Robin Williams

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“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Laurell K Hamilton Mistral’s Kiss From the outside looking in, it is easy to say, but he had so much why couldn’t he find the help he needed. From the inside looking out, a lot of the signs were there. He had several risk factors for severe depression; his age, post open heart surgery, history of chemical dependence, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, and reinventing himself in his career in a tough world. On a positive note he has a loving wife and partner, beautiful children, so many friends and people who respected and loved him and so wished they could have extended a hand to him.

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I think Robin’s death is a wake up call to those of us who have friends or family members wrestling with depression. We need to look at risk factors such as medical challenges, cardiac surgery or concerns, concussions, living with pain, history of chemical dependency, reaching the later years and not being at peace for some examples. We need to understand how losses build on each other. If someone has battled depression his whole life, has a history of losses, history of chemical dependency, and medical challenges sometimes there just isn’t enough joie de vivre to take another one of life’s knocks or to continue the journey. The perception gets distorted and you forget there are people who not only can,but also want to help you.

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Backbone Power | Breaking Up is Hard to Do!!

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Breaking up is a hard thing to do but here are some tips to help you let go with dignity.

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If schools had offered a course called "Breaking up is hard to do", I suspect we all would have enrolled. Why aren't we taught these difficult challenges of living life? Some of the most guaranteed aspects of living life are NEVER discussed.  We fumble around with bad behavior trying to figure out how to act and just make things worse. Just as dying is a guarantee of living; breaking up most likely will be an option for being in a relationship. Breaking up doesn't have to be devastating! I know many of you who have loyalty, responsibility, people pleasing, and fear of conflict issues may be thinking I have lost my mind. You can't imagine ever being able to have a conversation with your partner called breaking up.

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Codependency and Codependent Relationships 

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Backbone Power was written to help everyone from mothers, to college grads, to people that have to make hard choices between family and work. Anne Browns professional experience and her no-nonsense approach can enable you to make decisions for yourself that will help you be successful. Regardless of Co-Dependency, Family Issues, Addictions, Emotional Stress, anxiety, or other issues. Find out how and why making choices for yourself can make you happy. Take this opportunity to read about real life experiences with Anne to help you devote your choices to yourself. SAY NO to choices that aren't in your best interest and become more Successful.
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A Date With Danger : Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Eventbrite - Dr. Anne Brown PhD, RN CS presents A Date With Danger : Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Find event and ticket information.
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Backbone Power | How To Beat a Sociopath at His Own Dating Game!

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Remember Sociopaths are opportunists and you are at risk for being that opportunity for him. I need five commitments from you if you want to avoid the wake of destruction that comes from dating a Sociopath. 

 

1. Commitment to your Heart:

Healing a broken heart takes time in pain and sorrow. Yes he is fun, exciting, seductive, and yes he is superficial, without conscience, without compassion, a liar, and looking for the opportunity you are. It is not IF your heart will be broken, it is WHEN. Remember Ted Bundy (serial killer) was attractive, athletic, charming and he killed at least 30 women if not close to 100! Ted Bundy’s final words before he was electrocuted were, “I’d like you to give my love to my family and friends.” NO REMORSE! He wants to send love as though we are going to forget the horrific things he did to beautiful souls. Oh I am going to die, I guess I’ll send love! Really? Think about that for a long while. Say No to the first date if you recognize the signs early. Say No immediately when you finally do recognize the signs. Be wary of seductive, fun, exciting, and look for superficial, lying, without compassion and conscience for openers.

 

2. Commitment to your wallet:

Healing from a broken heart is one thing, but add an empty wallet to the broken heart-not so good! Don’t pay when he forgets his wallet. Tell him “how funny I did too”. When you offer to pay when he forgets his wallet you “teach” him, “that was easy, I’ll forget it every time.” Sociopaths spot your weakness. They have to have that skill. It is how they make it in the world. In a healthy relationship, the way money flows is a discussion that happens.  It is not decided by default (who forgot their wallet). Keep your wallet closed in the beginning of a relationship! If a man asks you out, he should take you to the place he can afford.

 

3. Commitment to NO Savior!

You may be a savior/caretaker in your career (or not), and do not be the savior in your relationship! When you hear about the lost wallet, broken down car, job he just lost, the rent he needs to pay or he will be on the street, OFFER empathy and/or encouragement. Nothing else!!! (Ted Bundy got many of his victims by asking them to help him unload his boat/car!) Note to self. Helping people is a lovely quality in the right situation and dating a sociopath is not the right situation. One of the reasons people feel so traumatized when they have been “dumped” by a sociopath is the inequality of what they did for the relationship and what the sociopath did not do for the relationship. Equality in a healthy relationship is a good thing. Sometimes you are being helped and sometimes you are the one giving the help. This does not happen with the sociopath. Listen to all the victim stories you want, and then offer Empathy and/or encouragement: “Life’s lessons can be tough and I am sure you will figure it out.” REALLY listening to all those victim stories may jar you out of his superficial seduction. Boring!

 

4. Commitment to Making Requests

Many people think being a chameleon is the best way to be in a relationship. Sociopaths want a chameleon. A good partner wants a partner who has opinions, wants, needs and a road map of how to take care of her. The sociopath is NOT there to take care of you so watch how your requests are honored or not, in a new relationship.  In a healthy relationship both people take care of each other financially, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Sociopaths have no interest in this paradigm. Remember Bernie Madoff?  He wouldn’t take your money if you made too many requests like “tell me how you get such a high rate of return on my money”. Bernie was only interested in chameleons! Simply making a lot of requests could have saved a lot of people a lot of money!

 

5. Commitment to Timing and Patience

Give people time to reveal who they are to you. Companies usually don’t give benefits for 90 days. I have a theory that most people’s “stuff” will start to show in this time period. You want to see how your partner treats his parents, siblings, friends, your friends, his colleagues, the people who serve him, and most importantly YOU! You can’t get the full picture in one evening. Take the time to choose wisely, who will go on your journey with you!

 

 

 

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Recap Sociopath Alert!


When you meet someone charming, fun, exciting, and seductive, look for lying, superficiality, no conscience, no compassion and opportunism.


If you need to explore come armed with your heart, wallet, and caretaker hat under lock and key. Be prepared with lots of time and patience to really rock the boat and see who falls out!

 

© 2015 Anne Brown. Permission needed for all forms of reproduction

Follow me on Twitter @scienceofno Facebook: Backbonepower The Science of Saying No and Google+ for the newest updates!

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Anne Brown's curator insight, August 17, 2015 5:04 AM

Recap Sociopath Alert!


When you meet someone charming, fun, exciting, and seductive, look for lying, superficiality, no conscience, no compassion and opportunism.

If you need to explore come armed with your heart, wallet, and caretaker hat under lock and key. Be prepared with lots of time and patience to really rock the boat and see who falls out!

 

© 2015 Anne Brown. Permission needed for all forms of reproduction

Follow me on Twitter @scienceofno Facebook: Backbonepower The Science of Saying No and Google+ for the newest updates!

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Say No to Killing!

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"Whenever one person stands up and says, "Wait a minute, this is wrong," it helps other people do the same." Gloria Steinem

 

Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world where everyone had a strong moral compass? How safe would we all feel if everyone followed the golden rule and treated others, as they would like to be treated? If people followed the love teachings of their spiritual path, rather than invent Hate teachings, the world would be a safer place. We need people to understand that being strong and powerful comes from within, not from conquering and killing others. War and killing  need to stop being options.

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A simple pledge by all of us to leave our children a legacy of peace and harmony could be the beginning of taking a stand against War. If the cost of being Right is War, that is too great a cost. If the cost of power is War, that is too great a cost.  We need to stand up and say No to the destructive forces and say yes to Love, Peace, Harmony and our children!

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Backbone Power | Say No To The Weight Of Your Past!

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Someone recently asked me the definition of Codependency, so let's take a look at what we can see to help uncover this complicated phenomenon. The visual I have is someone who is suppose to be driving his own car in the race of life, but he is running around cleaning everyone else's car.

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When you are raised in a family with a lot of dysfunction; hypercritical, controlling, coddling, alcoholic/drug addicted parent, chronically, physically ill parent, absence of parenting or raised in a void, early death of a parent etc. you do not get the skills you need to function unencumbered in life. You do not have all the tools. You develop different adaptive behaviors to deal with the dysfunction. These behaviors don't work later in life. You must unlearn these behaviors and learn new behaviors. The new behaviors support you driving your own car without feeling guilty.

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Gabriel Sanford's curator insight, February 13, 2016 7:49 AM

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