Books by Dana Morningstar
Break free from toxic relationships once and for all.
Dating can be challenging enough as it is, but if you’ve been through the emotional meat grinder of a toxic relationship, it is even more difficult. You may struggle with fear, self-doubt and wonder if it’s even possible for you to trust again, let alone fall in love. People may tell you that you need to let down your guard and love as you’ve never been hurt, or that not every man or woman out there is like your ex. You want to believe what these people say, but you have so many questions that need to be answered deep down.
In Dear Dana: FAQs about Dating after Narcissistic Abuse, you will discover:
-How to stop attracting narcissists
-How to trust again
- What makes a relationship dysfunctional or healthy
-Red flags with online dating
-Early red flags of abuse
-When to tell your new partner about your abusive ex
-How to know when you are ready to date
- If there are questions you can ask to determine if a person is a narcissist
Out of the Fog
Lying. Cheating. Manipulating.
Will they ever change?
What will it take to get through to them?
They apologized, but will this time be different, or will they get better at hiding what they are doing?
This book will help you get out of the fog of confusion and get the clarity you are looking for.
FOG is an acronym that stands for "Fear, Obligation, and Guilt." These three emotions are often at the core of manipulation and are often how narcissists, sociopaths, and other types of emotional manipulators control their targets. The FOG is one of the main reasons people stay "stuck" in abusive relationships for so long, why they continue to get involved with abusive people, why they feel they are the problem, and why they tend to think that the abuse is somehow their fault.
This type of destructive manipulation isn't just limited to narcissists and sociopaths. There is no shortage of people with well-intended lousy advice out there who unintentionally fall into the FOG as well and push targets of abuse into keeping the relationship going. What makes this well-intended bad advice so damaging is it seems like good advice on the surface, especially if it's coming from people who seem to have our best interests in mind, such as friends, family, church members, support group members, or a therapist.
This book compares and contrasts multiple concepts so that any targets of manipulation and abuse can make a more empowered decision.
Some of the concepts covered are:
Who are You to Judge vs. Being Discerning
No One is Perfect vs. Tolerating Abuse
You Need to Forgive Them vs. Keeping Yourself Safe
A Parent vs. A Predator
Commitment vs. Codependency
Self-love vs. Selfishness
A Person Acting the Part vs. A Person Actually Changing
Gut Instincts vs. Hypervigilance
A Friend vs. Someone Being Friendly
Caring vs. Caretaking
Being in Love With Them vs. Being in Love With Who They Pretended to Be
Workable Behavior vs. Deal Breakers
Acceptance vs. Allowance
Going Through So Much Together vs. Being Put Through So Much By Them
Sincerity vs. Intensity
Healthy Bonding vs. Trauma Bonding
Insincere Remorse vs. Sincere Remorse
Reacting vs. Responding
...and many more.
Does this describe your relationship?
Do you wonder if they will ever change?
Do you want to know why they lie so much even when the truth would work better?
Have you wondered why they never seem to change—no matter how much you are willing to do for them, or how much love, understanding, rehab, religion, therapy, second chances you've given them?
If so, you are not alone, and this book is a great place to start.
This book covers the most common words, definitions, concepts, and questions surrounding narcissism and narcissistic abuse. It also guides you in creating a safety plan if you are trying to leave and has a section for friends, family, and mental health professionals to better understand how to help.
The Narcissist's Playbook
Do you have a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath in your life, or think that you might?
Do you continually feel anxious around someone in your life but can’t pinpoint why?
Do conversations seem to go off track, leaving you feeling knocked off balance and confused?
Does it feel like they are making your life a living hell, but they insist that you are too sensitive, crazy, or to blame?
Perhaps you know you are being manipulated or abused but don’t know how to make it stop.
The Narcissist’s Playbook can help.
Some of the topics covered in The Narcissist’s Playbook are:
-What manipulation is and isn’t.
-How to spot manipulative behaviors early (and why most people struggle with this).
-How and why people get caught up with manipulators and why they have a hard time breaking free.
-How to identify the emotional “hook” that is keeping you stuck in manipulation and what you can do about it.
- How to effectively disable manipulation as it is happening.
- How to identify the common personality traits that are frequently exploited by manipulators.
You can take back your life. The Narcissist’s Playbook tells you how.
Insight: A 3-year Journal
Two questions a day. Three years' worth of answers. Over 2,200 insights gained. Fun and insightful for all ages!
This insight journal is a fresh take on journaling and is geared to help you cultivate self-awareness. Questions are appropriate for all ages and help you examine limiting beliefs and patterns, build your self-esteem, and get you thinking about your life in a new way.
To start, flip open the journal to today's date and answer both questions in the space provided. When you are finished with all the questions for that year, start the journal over again, doing this for a total of three years.
It's a fun and insightful way to examine your thinking, patterns of behavior, as well as to keep track of notable or aha moments for each day. As you cycle through the journal, you'll be able to see how both your thoughts, feelings, and actions change over time.
Insight: A 1-year Journal
Two questions a day. Three years' worth of answers. Over 2,200 insights Two questions a day. One year's worth of answers. Over 700 insights gained. Fun and insightful for all ages!
*Included is also 33 mandalas along with inspirational quotes for those who enjoy coloring.*
This insight journal is a fresh take on journaling and is geared to help you cultivate self-awareness. Questions are appropriate for all ages and are geared to help you to examine limiting beliefs and patterns, build your self-esteem, and get you thinking about your life in a new and empowering way.
To start, flip open the journal to today's date and answer both questions in the space provided. When you are finished with all of the questions for that year, start the journal over again, doing this for a total of three years. It's a fun and insightful way to examine your thinking, patterns of behavior, as well as to keep track of notable or aha moments for each day. As you cycle through the journal, you'll be able to see how both your thoughts, feelings, and actions change over time.
The 5-minute Gratitude Journal
The Five-Minute Gratitude Journal is a quick, fun, and easy way to focus on everything good and right in your life. This journal is a one-year journal and has a mix of quotes, writing prompts, and space for you to write in what quotes have resonated with you lately. Beginning or ending your day on a positive note is a wonderful way to take time for self-care and to appreciate all of the little things in life...all of which make life enjoyable.