tail wagging, little bum wriggling,
tongue slurping on my hands and face
body curving in goofy demented joy –
eight pounds of bliss and bounce
squealing and scurrying to his
favorite toy, giving it a
shake to show who’s boss,
hurrying back in shaggy delight
I launch the sock knotted in two
and watch his euphoria embrace
even the air we breathe; playtime
bursts open and we frolic in glee
with a jump and a quiver he lands
on my lap – the cumbersome day
peels off my skin and I hold the
gleaming sun close in my hands
Sixth sense, intuition, a gut feeling. I’ve heard and often repeated “trust your gut”.
But I didn’t do it until the manipulative, narcissistic interactions with an immediate family member had me looking for a way out.
I was co-dependent (and still working on that). I learned how to appease and give in, rather than listen to the niggling, uncomfortable warning that something’s not right. Continue reading “How To Trust Your Gut Instincts”
For anyone who’s ever been involved with verbally abusive and manipulative people, at some point we ask ourselves:
Why Do They Act Like That?
Why does a cat stalk a mouse? Because it’s a predator. Even when well fed (as my cats have confirmed) it will still hunt. Continue reading “Verbal Abuse – Why Do They Act That Way?”