Is there something in your life you wish you could change, but you just can’t right now?

Maybe it’s a job situation or relationship you need to end.

Secretly, you’re beating yourself up about it. You want something better but obstacles keep getting in your way.

It’s okay. Before every big change is the preparation stage which sometimes includes small steps, a pause, time for grieving for what was, and space for the next phase to take place.

As you’ll read this week, writing a story, pursuing an interest and reading about narcissism and the silent treatment can lead you toward change.

The Silent Treatment: The Subtle Art of Abuse
(The Exhausted Woman) – Silence can be every bit as abusive as physical and emotional abuse. If you’ve been shunned and ignored, you’ve been hit with the harmful effects of being silenced.

I Didn’t Find My Passion Until I Was 50 Years Old
(Single at Heart) – Don’t fret if you haven’t discovered your passion yet. Bella DePaulo, Ph.D shares what you should pursue instead and how it’s shaped her professional life.

How To Become Your Best Self Despite Childhood Emotional Neglect
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – Are you living your best self? This might be holding you back.

Narcissism: Revisiting Five Basic Traits
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – If you’re overwhelmed by all the information on narcissism out there, this will get you back to basics with what narcissism really looks like.

When It’s Too Hard to Feel Your Feelings
(Make a Mess: Everyday Creativity) – Try this creative and safe way to feel your feelings.