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Reclaiming Pride's mission is to foster a sense of belonging, validation, and support, recognizing that the intersections of identity can add unique challenges to the healing process both during and after narcissistic abuse. Each episode is themed by situations that LGBT+ narc. abuse survivors encounter with their NPD partner / relative / friend / co-worker. New episodes every two weeks.
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THE VIBRANT SURVIVOR -How to Identify a Narcissist, Narcissistic Abuse, Toxic Relationships, Childhood Trauma Healing

Lesley Cain - Health and Wellness Coach, Trauma Informed Coach, Healthy Boundaries Coach

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***TOP 1.5% PODCAST*** Heal after narcissistic abuse. Do you want to disconnect from narcissistic or toxic relationships? Are you feeling stressed and lonely in dysfunctional family and work environments, or social groups? Are you ready to heal after narcissistic abuse? In this podcast, you’ll find holistically healing solutions to set you free from narcissistically abusive relationships, trauma-related health issues, and the enabling of toxic behavior. My mission is to help you heal after n ...
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Conversations with myself. Narcissistic abuse survivors, you might like this. I talk my way through my first year without my abuser after nearly 30 years of enduring more than most could fathom. I'd like to invite you also to check out my YouTube channel with more on what I've endured: https://youtu.be/AXHCRY04duE If you'd like to reach out to me you can stop by my forums and website at lifewithasociopath.net or drop me an email at: vortexgirl203@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://podca ...
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Hey, Survivor! What do you say to someone who tries to invalidate your experience with a narcissist? In this episode, I’ll share 3, after we self-regulate. You may decide that it’s not worth addressing, and that’s okay too. Ultimately, you have to determine what’s best for your health and wellbeing. Mental health matters; and your peace of mind is …
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Hey, Survivor! How do you respond, when others can’t see the red flags in the narcissist’s behavior? After we self-regulate, I’ll share 3 strategies for unmasking narcissism around you. Whether you’re a whistleblower or a target (aka a source of narcissistic supply), identifying and confronting narcissistic behavior can be frustrating. Self-regulat…
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Send the host a message here! In this episode, we explore a common question from listeners: Is narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) nature or nurture? The episode delves into recent research suggesting differences in brain structure for individuals with NPD and also antisocial personality disorder. We will also look at recent medical research on…
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Hey, Survivor! How have you experienced disorder in the court, when it comes to narcissistic abuse? We’ll self-regulate, then I’ll share 2 primary tactics the narcissist uses in legal battles, along with some tactical tips. Navigating narcissistic and toxic relationship dynamics during legal proceedings can lead to chronic stress and compromise you…
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Hey, Survivor! Are you considering calling out the narcissist? Let’s breathe together to self-regulate, then I’ll share 6 tips to help you out. Calling out narcissistic and toxic individuals can be stressful and compromise your health. And, in some cases, it can be dangerous. So, you should carefully consider how essential this is for you to heal. …
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Send the host a message here! In today’s special episode, I will be talking with Tiphany Kane, a remarkable entrepreneur, podcaster, and the CEO of KaSa Media Productions. Tiphany joins me from California to talk about her extraordinary journey, from her upbringing in a cult to enduring a toxic relationship spanning nearly two decades. In our conve…
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Hey, Survivor! Has the narcissist gone too far with you? Let’s self-regulate, then talk about 3 manipulative tactics they use on you and others. When it comes to the brain, the body, trauma, and relationships, everything is connected. So, self-care, community, and boundaries are essential to your health and well-being. If you, or someone you know, …
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Hey, Survivor! Struggling to break free from a narcissistic or toxic group? After we self-regulate, I’ll share 5 healing tips to help you exit fearlessly. When it comes to dysfunctional relationships within groups, fear and past trauma can contribute to staying longer than you should. If you, or someone you know, needs help leaving a toxic group, t…
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Send the host a message here! In this episode, we will be taking a look at the top ten things that people should not say to a survivor of narcissistic abuse. Sometimes, the people who care about us may not understand what on earth we’ve just been through and may only be trying to help, but some of the things that they say can be counterproductive. …
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Hey, Survivor! Are you being baited into a fight by the narcissist? Let’s self-regulate, then I’ll share 4 manipulative tactics they use to accomplish this. When dealing with toxic people, it’s important to identify and navigate these tactics, so you can prioritize your mental health and wellbeing, set boundaries, and pursue healthy relationships. …
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Hey, Survivor! Is the narcissist being HASTY towards you and others? After we breathe together, I’m going to break down 5 red flags you can’t afford to ignore. When dealing with toxic relationships, it helps to SLOW down for the sake of your mental, physical, and emotional health. And I’ll use these two acronyms to show you how. If you, or someone …
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Send the host a message here! Today we embark on an exploration of the different dynamics to look out for to see whether you are in, or have been in, a narcissistic relationship. If you’ve listened to previous episodes of this podcast, you’ll notice that the various dynamics I explore here follow the cycle of narcissistic abuse – from idealization,…
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Hey, Survivor! How much is your toxic relationship with a benign narcissist costing you? Although these types of narcissistic individuals are considered harmless, you still have to pay to play. We’ll dive into this, after a breathing exercise. Regardless of the relationship, counting the costs of continuing is a way that you can prioritize your hea…
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Hey, Survivor! What do you know about the power of proximity, when it comes to narcissistic abuse? After self-regulating, with a breathing exercise, we’ll talk about how to navigate the narcissist’s efforts to control and manipulate you. As always, I encourage you to prioritize your health, well-being and self care, as you move forward on your heal…
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Send the host a message here! Missing an abuser is very confusing and can lead to us feeling immense shame. Someone who’s never been in a toxic relationship, may not understand why this happens and, in this episode I seek to take away the shame of this and explain why it happens and how we can move forward from this. We will also look at some of th…
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Hey, Survivor! What do you do when you’re triggered, after narcissistic abuse? In this episode, we’ll self-regulate with a breathing exercise. Then we’ll dive into 3 healthy ways to navigate triggers, so you can move forward on your healing journey. The focus should be on you, your health and well-being, not the narcissist! If you, or someone you k…
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Hey, Survivor! How do you react when the narcissist faces justice? In this episode, I’ll guide you through a breathing exercise, and share 6 steps to healing, when the narcissist gets theirs. The key is to prioritize your health and wellbeing, and connect with like-minded individuals in your community. If you, or someone you know, needs healing hel…
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Send the host a message here! This week's episode explores a common, yet little talked about abuse tactic employed by narcissists: using the car as a place to abuse a person. In the episode, we explore how being abused while in a car that’s driven by our abuser can leave us feeling trapped, helpless, and isolated. we also cover the various ways nar…
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Hey, Survivor! How is the narcissist trying to silence you? This is happening in real-time, in my community, to a whistleblower who is helping to fill in details about Preston Lord’s murder. In this episode, I’ll help you self-regulate with a breathing exercise, and share a few silencing tactics that narcissists use. When you don’t disconnect from …
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Hey Survivor! You’re stressed, exhausted, at a loss for words, and feeling defeated. You think that the narcissist is winning and you’re wondering, “Where’s the justice?” If this is you, or someone you know, then this episode is a must-listen! I’m sharing 3 steps to self-care, when it seems like the narcissist is winning. These simple steps will he…
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Send the host a message here! This episode, we’ll be looking at what the narcissist really means when they say, “I love you.” When people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) say "I love you," they often mean "I love how you make me feel" or "I love the way you reflect positively on me." Their love tends to be self-centered and focused on t…
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Hey, Survivor! Have you considered how your healing journey is impacted, when the narcissist tries to manage perceptions? It’s triggering; and I’m seeing this play out in my community, as we work together to eradicate teen violence. In this episode, I’ll guide you through a breathing exercise, explain narcissistic perception management, and offer 4…
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Hey, Survivor! Do you think you might run into the narcissist, after you’ve gone no or low contact? It’s possible, and it happened to me…recently. In this episode, I’m sharing 5 tips to protect your mental health and boundaries when you run into the narcissist in your life. If you, or someone you know, need encouragement to prioritize their health …
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Send the host a message here! This week is one for the psychology buffs out there – we are going to be taking a look at how the narcissist has you addicted. The narc uses the functions of operant conditioning and its sidekick, intermittent reinforcement to do this. We will look at how these function in narcissistic and toxic relationships. Even tho…
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Hey, Survivor! Are you compromising your health and healing by communicating with the narcissist? Help is on the way! In this episode, I give you 5 reasons to stop communicating with the narcissist. If you, or someone you know, need encouragement to stop communicating with the narcissist, this episode is for you. Know who you're dealing with. Know …
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Hey, Survivor! Looking for ways to incorporate self-care on your healing journey, after narcissistic abuse? I’ve got you covered. In this episode, I’m covering 6 healthy lifestyle practices that you can do, or have someone arrange for you. If you, or someone you know, need some self-care tips, this episode is for you. Know who you're dealing with. …
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Send the host a message here! This week's episode is a special edition! I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Hannah Jenarine from the Victim Service Center of Orlando, Florida. We spoke about what it is like to be LGBT+ and live through a relationship with a narcissist and come out the other side. We cover everything from inherited t…
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Hey, Survivor! Are you being threatened by the narcissist in your life? This is a textbook narcissistic tactic to gain, or regain control of a situation. I’m literally watching upstanders in my community go through this as they seek justice for Preston Lord. Truth is being exposed, darkness is coming to light, and narcissistic individuals are scram…
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Hey, Survivor! What do you know about ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences? This trauma can lead to more health issues, later in life, if not addressed. I’m seeing this play out in my community, after the senseless fatal assault of 16-year-old Preston Lord. Teen violence has escalated; and there are some common threads among the perpetrators and …
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Send the host a message here! Emotional reasoning is a cognitive distortion in which people believe that their emotions are accurate reflections of reality. Narcissists are particularly prone to emotional reasoning because they have a strong need to maintain a positive self-image. They often interpret events and other people's behavior in a way tha…
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Hey, Survivor! Have you listened to the Katt Williams interview that aired this week? I did. And whether he intended to, or not, he exposed some narcissistic behaviors from his experience in the entertainment industry. He also dropped some gems that can help you to navigate toxic relationships. In this episode, I’m sharing 6 behaviors that Katt men…
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Hey, Survivor! Are you forced to pet the elephant in the room, in your narcissistic family? It’s hard, especially when you don’t have language to describe what has happened, or is happening, to you. Or you feel pressure to suck it up and keep forging ahead, through chaos and confusion. This episode offers healthy hacks, so you can stop swimming in …
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Send the host a message here! This week, we are going to be looking at the ways in which narcissists and toxic people use financial abuse to coerce and control us. We will take a deep dive into how this happens including examining financial gaslighting, control, debt accumulation and how the narcissist will use financial abuse to further isolate yo…
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Hey, Survivor! Have you considered hiring a private investigator, after narcissistic abuse? It may sound extra; but it’s not. Actually, it can help to reveal the truth about who and what you’re dealing with. This episode offers several benefits of hiring a PI, so that you can focus on your health and wellbeing. Narcissists love to create chaos and …
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Hey, Survivor! Are you ready to tackle some myths about trauma? At one point or another, we’ve all shamed and blamed ourselves for our body’s reaction to what has happened to us. So, this episode is dedicated to helping you better understand what has happened to you, so that you don’t assist the narcissist in your life in making you feel bad so the…
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Send the host a message here! This week we will be looking at the insidious and debilitating use of the silent treatment by the narcissist. We will look at why silence is such a loaded weapon to the NPD abuser and explore some of the things we do to avoid it. Then we pan out and look at the bigger picture of their plan to isolate you from friends, …
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Hey, Survivor! ‘Tis the season for special events. And, for narcissists, special events can evoke sabotage attempts. This could include: holiday parties, family gatherings, weddings, and more. What should be a joyous occasion can easily become a stressful or traumatic situation that compromises your health and wellbeing. When I got married 26 years…
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Hey, Survivor! After narcissistic abuse, expressing gratitude can boost your body and brain health. As a survivor, it can be hard to give thanks, after dealing with a narcissist. That said, being grateful is a healthy way to turn your attention away from narcissistic or toxic relationships that are robbing you of your precious resources (i.e. time,…
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Send the host a message here! This week we will be diving into how and why narcissists ruin holidays, celebrations and special times. We will be looking at what is present in their disorder that makes them do this and also why they will try to make it look like it is you who is ruining the event. We will also look a the pathology behind why their o…
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Hey, Survivor! Last week I talked about how to tap into the healing power of music, after narcissistic abuse. This week, I'm sharing how I just put this into practice on my own healing journey. I don't just talk about it...I am about it. I just returned from Vegas, where I checked a top childhood trauma healing concert off of my bucket list: Johnny…
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Hey, Survivor! Trauma responses can be intense after narcissistic and toxic relationships. And there may be certain songs that you associate with that period in your life. In today's show, I’m sharing ways to tap into the healing power of music, after narcissistic abuse. Music can calm your nerves, empower you, and set you up to co-regulate with ot…
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Send the host a message here! "Flying monkeys" is a term, as you’ve probably already connected, that’s borrowed from the Wizard of Oz story, where the Wicked Witch of the West sends out her flying monkeys to do her bidding. In the context of dealing with narcissists, "flying monkeys" refer to individuals who are manipulated or recruited by a narcis…
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Send the host a message here! This week, we look at the hope we have that the relationship will get better. We look at how and why narcissists manufacture this sense of hope in us by first showing us what we long for in them and then slowly devolving into abuse. Just as we hit rock bottom, the cycle starts again with idealization, igniting hope all…
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Hey, Survivor! I know how painful, distressful, scary, and annoying it can be, when the narcissist tries to hoover you. In today's show, I’m sharing 8 hoovering tactics, plus tips for setting healthy boundaries, after narcissistic abuse. The goal isn’t to trigger others. It’s about helping you to triumph over trauma, by stopping the abuse. Once you…
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Hey, Survivor! I know how hard it is to disconnect from narcissistic and toxic relationships. In today's show, I’m sharing 5 ways to disconnect from this dysfunction. This isn’t about punishing anyone. It’s about creating space for you to begin a long-lasting journey of healing. As tempting as it is to state your position loudly and proudly, I cann…
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Send the host a message here! In this third of our three-part series on narcissistic parenting, we will be looking at the health effects on the child or adult child, then we will examine how growing up in a narcissistic family dynamic can have deep ramifications later in life, and finally – healing from the narcissistic parental figure in your life…
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Send the host a message here! In this second of three episodes on narcissistic parenting, we call out all of the hallmarks of a narcissistic parent. if you are the adult child of a narcissist, you may recognize many or even all of these. There are certain key elements that are usually present in parenting. To the best of someone's ability they will…
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Send the host a message here! For the next three episodes, we will be covering narcissistic parenting. A number of subscribers (both LGBT+ and allies) have reached out to say that they listen in because they have been parented by a narcissist. In response to this, I have recorded this three episode arc on narcissistic parenting and it's fallout. In…
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Hey, Survivor! The struggle is REAL, when it comes to dealing with narcissistic or toxic relationships. In today's show, I’m sharing 10 healing tips to add to your toolbox. One size does not fit all. Healing is a journey that’s as unique as you are. Regardless of the nature of the relationship, narcissists will drain you of your time, energy, atten…
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Hey, Survivor! Do you know what food labels and narcissists have in common? In today's show, I’m sharing 4 steps to learning how to read food labels and identify a narcissist. There are correlations between the two that can impact your health, for better or worse. With all of the food confusion out there, knowing how to read labels is a must. As a …
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