Swim Like A Duck

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People often refer to themselves as “swimming like a duck”. This is a reference to how calm ducks appear above the water but how fast they are paddling beneath to stay afloat. I myself have been known to use this analogy.

Today, however, I offer a new way of looking at “swimming like a duck”. One with a more positive frame. Ducks practice self-care and preen themselves in such a way that as water hits their feathers, it simply rolls off. How great would it be for us humans to learn how to perform self-care in such a way that as stressors hit us on a daily basis, we too are able to simply let them “roll off” our backs?

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Setting boundaries is an essential aspect of self-care. Boundaries are necessary for any life situation, relationship, or experience. However, setting boundaries with a narcissist is...

It is natural to go through some ups and downs in your relationship or marriage. However, a healthy connection is about trust, reciprocity, and freedom...

Narcissism can take various forms, so you might not recognize it in some people you regularly interact with. These relationships might leave you feeling insecure,...

Empathy is about seeing the world from the other person’s perspective and understanding what the other person is thinking, feeling, and experiencing. It involves mental,...

Everyone experiences narcissism to some extent. We all have moments when we can be self-centered, seek attention, or feel entitled. It’s a trait that exists...

Whether they have narcissistic tendencies or a full-blown personality disorder, you will recognize a narcissist by an inflated self-image, excessive feelings of entitlement and self-importance,...

Some days are just too much. You know that feeling when you want to curl up on your sofa and wait for the day to...

To gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world, it is not good enough to understand or seek knowledge. While understanding is essential, applying...

Every divorce is difficult. But divorce from a narcissist is a different story. Divorcing a narcissist can be just as emotionally draining as being in...

Every change can bring feelings of loss of control and uncertainty. Scientific research shows that our brains are naturally wired to perceive uncertainty as a...

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is typically a life-long condition. Like other personality disorders, NPD is challenging to treat. It affects every aspect of a person’s...

It is never simple to deal with a narcissist. These people are often deceptive and dominating, putting their own wants and needs first. They lack...

Guilt and shame that we sometimes carry around for years can wreak havoc on our mental health. But you can choose to forgive yourself. While...

Triangulation is a form of manipulative behavior often present in dysfunctional families and toxic relationships. This model of destructive social interaction is typically an inseparable...

Narcissists are known for their self-absorbed and entitled behavior. They have an inflated sense of self-importance and crave admiration and attention from others. However, not...

Do you constantly worry that people will mock, criticize, or make you look foolish? Do you freeze in social situations and avoid settings where you...

Many of us know someone always willing to lend a hand. They always seem kind, friendly, and accommodating. They seem like the best friends you...

How frequently do you dwell on previous mistakes, heartaches, missed chances, and poor choices? Are you your own biggest critic, feeling as though you’re not...

Relationships with narcissists are typically toxic and emotionally draining. Because narcissists have an obsessive need to dominate and control others, they use manipulative techniques to...

The end of any relationship can be brutal, but a breakup with a narcissist can be excruciating. Narcissists are known for their lack of empathy...

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