Release Date: 8/27/18
Today we’re talking about finding hope when there is no reason to have any. I know this can be a daunting issue, but today we’re going to break down some vocabulary so it’s a lot less scary. I will be sharing my story with you and my hope is that it becomes a beacon of hope for someone out there.
There’s no better way to find hope and healing then right now where you are.
In later episodes we’re going to interview other people affected by all forms of bullying and receive hope from their resiliency. We’re going to hear from their champions, those who have been bullied and the various experts around the country providing hope and healing to the bullied, their champions, the bullies themselves and the silent witnesses who stood by and did nothing.
This isn’t any run of the mill podcast. You aren’t going to take pages of notes and fill out your to do list. Rather, my hope is to touch your heart and make an impact on how you approach your future life and those that you love.
In order to do that, first, I’m going to share with you why I started this podcast and my story. Then I’ll show you where to find local resources in your community and get you on the path for healing.
My hope, my prayer, is that if you are a parent, a sister, brother, best friend, husband or wife that you will stay tuned into this message. The modern world we live in is changing faster then we humans can adapt. This doesn’t make us any safer. We humans need to equip ourselves to champion the ones we love, especially in the very moment they can’t protect themselves, even if we don’t know how.
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I wish I was sitting at the table right across from you so I can see the look in your eye. Is there recognition to my story? Fear? Bewilderment? Or did I just hit too close to home? The one thing that stinks about podcasts is I can’t see your beautiful eyes and know how you are.
Please don’t leave me wondering, reach out to me and send me an email at speakup at savelori dot org that’s lori l-o-r-i
Once again that email address is speak up at save lori dot org
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I’m going to confess, this episode was really hard for me to share. But it’s in no comparison to the pain you may be in if you are in trauma right now.
One of the first books I read on the Socipoathic disorder is called “The Sociopath Next Door” by Martha Stout. I got it on Amazon and the link to it is in the show notes. That book was actually referenced in the first book I read called “Sociopath and psychopath: The Worst of Both Worlds” by Ken Fisher. Also available on Amazon and linked in the show notes.
Before you judge and snub your nose at the mere mention of the word sociopath, I want to clarify something for you. This is going to be hard for you to swallow because you are an American, as it was for me when I first learned about it.
First 3% of all NORMAL American adults are sociopaths. That’s TWICE the world average.
They are everywhere and can be anyone. The bad news is that we Americans love them! More about why on our website with a link to Psychology Today.
Second, sociopaths fall on the mental health spectrum between narcissists and psychopaths.
Sociopaths and psychopaths both biologically lack what the rest of us humans have – a conscience.
I know it’s extremely hard to believe life without that little Jiminy Cricket on our shoulder telling us what’s right and wrong. But there it is!! They just don’t have it!
They really don’t know the difference between right and wrong and a lie and a truth. For that reason alone they can pass a lie detector test and get away with theft, murder and other bad things. And have.
Sociopath and Psycopath by Ken Fisher
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, ph.d.
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