A great conversation starter! Let's talk about one of the most powerful and yet incredibly sad issues of our time: Narcissism. Keeping our "head in the sand" does not diminish the reality of "power over" and abuse. Secrecy only exacerbates the problem and diminishes the desperate need we all have to be understood, feel safe, and be cherished.
From Patti DiMiceli, the designer: "On the front is a 1910 silhouette that immediately caught my eye to use as an illustration of breaking free from the bonds of the narcissist. 'This looks like how I feel!' I added the beautiful blue energy that occurred when I cut the ties. And now I am 'Free to BE!' All I want is to simply 'Be' without drama, trauma, or needless distress.
The back contains a 'Cliff's Notes' version of the 'Narcissist's Playbook.' It's a gentle, unique way for me to educate one other person...to hopefully save them from a bit of the pain and torment I have endured.
This is something I wish I'd seen in my teens. It's a graphically pleasing, easy-to-understand, simple guide to the Phases, Behaviors, Characteristics, etc. of a narcissist. Each of us is unique, yes. And, some of us follow patterns of behavior that, like a red flag, can be spotted from a distance and scream 'Danger!'
Whether you display this pillow, stand in line behind someone wearing our T-Shirts, journal in one of our notebooks, carry our tote bag, or drink from our mugs, etc., my hope is that you will learn what took me 63 years to learn the very hard way."
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." —Benjamin Franklin
"Turn your wounds into wisdom." —Oprah Winfrey
• 100% pre-shrunk polyester case
• Fabric weight: 8.1 oz/yd² (275 g/m²)
• Fabric with a linen feel
• Hidden zipper
• Machine-washable case
• Shape-retaining 100% polyester insert included (hand wash only)