I’m done.

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I’m done writing on this subject. Have I said that before?

This time I mean it. There’s nothing more I wish to say. If inspired maybe I’ll return, but I release any lingering feelings of duty. I’ve paid for my mistakes. I’ve warned others. I’m done.

I’m happy with who and where I am today. Happy in the here and now. I have everything I need. Family. Friends. Love. Purpose. Good health. Good food. Clean water. A place to call home. I’ve got it all.

I’ll maintain this blog, and on occasion may return with new content, or maybe I’ll do a little editing, and feature the edit as a new post. I like to do that from time to time. But again, only if I’m feeling stirred, like it’s really what I want to do.

I plan to start a new blog soon. Ideas float around in my head. I’ll post a link to it here if it happens.

My sincere best wishes and hopes for those who are trapped, and for all the people who love them.

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spotting a sociopath


“A valuable red flag to recognize when trying to spot a sociopath is to see how they deal with attacks on their own integrity. If a sociopath is presented with a collection of facts, documents and evidence showing that he lied or deceived, he will refuse to address the evidence and, instead, attack the messenger!

If you really try to nail a sociopath down to answering a documented allegation, they will quickly turn on you, denounce you, and declare that you too are secretly plotting against them. Anyone who does not fall for the brainwashing of the sociopath is sooner or later kicked out of the circle and then wildly disparaged by the remaining members of the cult group.”   Mike Adams

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Brené Brown: the power of vulnerability

I just love this woman and her research—Brené Brown, shame researcher, story-teller, writer, speaker, therapist. She’s my number one “go to” for a healthier mind (she and Pema Chödrön). I soak up her wisdom like an old dried up sponge.

Here’s to positive change!

how to spot a sociopath

DSC08397A good read.

Sociopaths are masters at weaving elaborate fictional explanations to justify their actions. When caught red-handed, they respond with anger and threats, then weave new fabrications to explain away whatever they were caught doing.”   Mike Adams

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How to spot a sociopath – 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job – NaturalNews.com.

it’s our beliefs that limit us

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owning our story

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Love the strong wisdom of Brené Brown.

Cult Education Institute :: Group Information Archives

Cult Education Institute :: Group Information Archives.

15 Narcissistic Religious Abuse Tactics | The Exhausted Woman

Here’s an excellent read from Psych Central. SPOT ON! Thank you Christine Hammond.

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Confessions of a boy growing up in ACMTC – Factnet Forum

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Confessions of a boy growing up in ACMTC – Factnet Forum.

Cult basics: Characteristics of cults.



Following is a list of social, psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns that are common within cult settings. I adapted them from a check list developed by  Michael Landgone, Ph.D., a counseling psychologist, and ICSA’s Executive Director.

1. The cultic group displays an excessive, zealous, unquestioning commitment to its leader, and regards his or her beliefs and practices to be the truth, the law, the way.

2. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged, and sometimes punished.

3. Mind-altering practices (e.g., meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, debilitating work routines) are used in excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).

4. The leader(s) dictate, sometimes to great detail, what and how members should think, act and feel.

5. The group is elitist, claiming a special, superior, or exalted status. They’re on a mission to save something, the world maybe.

6. Cultic groups have an “us-vs-them” mentality.

7. The leader is accountable to no one, to no human, to no governing authority.

8. The leaders teach—or imply by their actions—that the “noble end” justifies the means—whatever it takes for their truth to prevail (e.g. falsifying, lying, deceit).

9. The leadership creates feelings of shame and guilt in its members in order to manipulate and control them.

10. Subservience to the leader(s) often leads to cutting family ties, ties with friends, teachers, and to putting personal dreams or goals aside to become one of them, one of the elite.

11. The group is preoccupied with recruiting new members, or making more money.

12. Members give inordinate amounts of time to serving the group, the group’s god, or attending group-activities.

13. Members are encouraged or required to live with or to socialize with only group members. A lot of group members believe that there is no other way, there is no life outside the group. Mostly they’re afraid for themselves or for others on the inside if they should leave, or even think of leaving.

Cults 101: Checklist of Cult Characteristics.