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Article image Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight By M.E. Thomas

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight By M.E. Thomas

November 23, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

by M.E. Thomas


Summary:   Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life.

As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Our risk-seeking behavior and general fearlessness are thrilling, our glibness and charm alluring. Our often quick wit and outside-the-box thinking make us appear intelligent—even brilliant. We climb the corporate ladder faster than the rest, and appear to have limitless self-confidence.  Who are we? We are highly successful, noncriminal sociopaths and we comprise 4 percent of ... [Continued]

Turkey Day Stress? NO WAY!

Article image Turkey Day Stress?  NO WAY!

November 21, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

Ok peeps, here it is – Thanksgiving weekend. 🦃 Whether you are cooking it all or just bringing dessert, it can get stressful and out of control fast. Morning Beans Blog has the ultimate in tips for keeping it low key, stress-free and fun this holiday season. (Yup, bringing it all together – December – you don’t scare me!!)

Since we moved to Florida (wow, 20 years ago) Thanksgiving has become my holiday. Of course, the ritual begins way before the Macy’s parade, which has its own traditions in my house. All the kiddoodles wake up in time for fresh pancakes, popcorn and hot cocoa complete with whipped cream, marshmallows and sprinkles. It’s all in babycakes as we settle in to watch the parade courtesy of Al Roker and NBC. As I caffeinate and enjoy the time with my kids, I’m really figuring out my pre-listed game plan.

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A Lesson in Life

Article image A Lesson in Life

November 9, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

I’m learning a lot about who I am and who I’m not. I’d love to be that laissez-faire, easy going gal who lets everything just roll right off like a raindrop on your windshield. But I’m not. At least not yet.

So we’re clear, as mindful as I try to be, I do not take criticism well at all. When I am criticized, I take it personally, holding the hurt, anger or insecurity like a toddler hugs her beloved blankie. I am vulnerable to negative feedback. There, I’ve said it. To prove my point, I was insulted by a comment made to me at work. Without knowing my actual background, I was told to let clients who ask that I was a stay at home for 20 years. And although I am a mom, and damn proud of it, it is not my defining asset.

After a mini-bitch sesh with the girls, I contacted my now retired therapist. She, as always, was amazing and i... [Continued]

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I always struggle with letting go of things I cannot control. It's easy to get wrapped up in the neg

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Hence the scary fish swimming in the upstairs tub! :)

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You'll need to follow the series and do a little research in your own. Lots of luck. Namaste.

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