The Structural Integrity of the Brain with NPD is Compromised

The cognitive dissonance in a relationship with an NPD partner is substantial, but perhaps it’s all in their head. Literally.

In recent years, we can actually see narcissism in the brain shown in imaging tests like MRIs and CT scans. People who suffer from narcissistic personality disorder have structural abnormalities…

The Black Hole After Narcissistic Abuse

Mike Von

“Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the Lord my soul to keep

if I should die before I wake

I pray the Lord my soul to take.”

It’s been almost 2 years since the end of my marriage to a narcissistic psychopath. In the aftermath of his…

We are the sum total of our experiences and define ourselves by what we do and who we love.

“My Philosopher Queen” by B. Pesqueda

My identity has been forged by a number of things. Life was not kind to me as a bi-racial female growing up in the Texas Panhandle in the 60’s and ’70s. Not only was the environment inhospitable to say the least, but my family was also plagued with mental illness…

The Annihilation of “The Discard” and What to Do Next

“Mufasa” by p pesqueda 2021

Suddenly, abruptly, without warning. . . they discard you.

After a year, 5 years, 15 years, or 30 years, they kick you to the curb.

And the one most impossible part to believe or accept or ever make peace with is the heartless way they do it. It is as…

Cultural Shifts Redefine Pathology and Mental Illness

Image credit D. Gaucho

Mental health professionals, physicians, and academics have written volumes on the definition of mental illness and the best ways to achieve recovery or management of those illnesses. But those definitions are a moving target, fluid and tangential.

Here are some alarming alarming statistics and a little history to frame the…

Leaders Keep Trying to Shove Pandora Back in the Box.

It’s Time for an Educational Revolution!

The people who make the decisions about schools are focused on the economy, not on public health or the safety of your children.

The trend is to try to return to pre-pandemic “normal,” but it is gone now, and we can never go back.

And that might not be a…

How the Condition of Your Brain Impacts Your Life

David Matos


Sometime around the new millennium about 1998 or 1999, a sociologist named Judy Singer coined a new word to describe conditions such ADHD, autism, and dyslexia in hopes of rebranding them in a more favorable light. This word was neurodiversity. Her objective was to shift the focus of discourse about…

An extinction-level event could be brewing for 2022- time for a hail Mary

For the past 2.5 years, I have been fighting to get back to the business of living. After being torpedoed by my husband with NPD in his efforts to completely destroy me, I have been trying to join the ranks of the living once again. It is a difficult journey…

The NPD & the DPD — Caught in a Dance of Delusion

Allef Vinicius @ Unsplash

If you read a lot about narcissistic personality disordered folks and the partnerships that they form with their source of supply, it is easy to think of them as predators and those who love them as the victims. But that is not the case. They could not do what they…

Prajinta Pesqueda

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