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The Growth Digest

Taking your personal growth journey to the next level with the best stories from E.B. Johnson.

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What’s Going on Behind the Scenes

It’s been another steady week here for me and the Practical Growth publication. From releasing a new book, to joining a new writing troupe, it felt like all the things were happening this week. So I was grateful for the weekend slowdown and a chance to film some TikToks and new content for Youtube and Instagram.

Of course, there was plenty of recovery going around. Three new clients joined my 8-week coaching program, and 2 more clients just graduated to massive success in their personal and professional lives.

Being a coach is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding career decisions I’ve ever made, and I’ll forever be grateful that it’s a leap I made. Getting to help people escape the pain I worked so hard to overcome is freeing. And it makes me optimistic that a new world is one day possible.

The Best Stories This Week

Meanwhile, the growth and the opportunity never stops. This week, we discovered (and re-disocvered) some of my best articles on life, love, and everything in-between. These are the best and most popular stories from E.B. Johnson on Practical Growth (and beyond) this week. Discover how you can safeguard your wellbeing and build better relationships. All while manifesting a life that is authentically your own.

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We are taught how to become the people that we are by our parents. Our beliefs, our understanding of the world, our ability to function in it — that all comes from our families. Too often, however, these perceptions and skills are warped by chaotic, traumatic, or abusive upbringings. It’s hard to build safe and balanced relationships when you have toxic parents who make it impossible to draw the line between safety and their own personal needs…

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Have you fallen head-over-heels for someone that you work with? Maybe you’ve already talked it out and they feel the same way, too. That’s an exciting journey to go on, but the workplace relationship is one that is nuanced and complicated. Before you and your new love take a leap over the edge, consider a few brutal realities first…

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If you were raised by a narcissist, your adult life can feel a lot like a tumultuous and never-ending hell. You’ll struggle to build healthy and stable relationships with yourself and with others — something that leaves you isolated, reeling, and hurting. Like a curse or a hex, we carry this burden of pain throughout our lives. Breaking free of it is the only way to find happiness, but we have to strengthen ourselves and learn how to value who we are and what we really want…

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Create a Narcissist-Free Life Strategy with Me

The waitlist is open now for my 8-week private coaching program. Using the latest techniques from the world of neurolinguistic programming (or NLP) you’ll work with me to:

  • Build a new concept of self and history
  • Create a narcissist-free relationship strategy
  • Reprogram your anxious attachment patterns

This is a special program that has been specifically designed using the practices and techniques which have helped to free my from the narcissistic abuse in my own past.

It’s a matter of finding peace, but we can only do that within ourselves. If you want to come to know this inner peace, apply now to work with me. This is the last time I will be opening the waitlist for the program this year.

A Few More of Your Favorites

  • When your life is shaped by childhood trauma, it creates patterns and spirals of shame that touch everything from our relationships to our mental health and the careers we’re able to build for ourselves. Want to escape these spirals? Reworking the shame is the only way we escape. Here’s how you can do it effectively.
  • Complex trauma is hard to spot in our lives, yet it lingers. It destroys our relationships and makes it hard to thrive on our own terms. Is there trauma still hiding in the folds of your life? Be honest about the signs so you can figure out how to be happy again.
  • Being a survivor of narcissistic abuse is no small thing. The nightmare follows us for years to come. When you’re ready to get help and escape the patterns, you can, but there’s a few things you need to remember first. Namely, not everyone is equipped to help you.

Unmasking Your Narcissistic Family

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Unmasking Narcissistic Family is an all new ebook, from me, which helps you to identify and overcome the poisonous patterns of the narcissistic parent or family.

If you’ve been working hard to overcome the pain and confusion of this especially corrosive family structure, it can be hard to see ahead and hard to make sense of what comes next.

The good news is that there are tools that we can use to empower and free ourselves from this shadow. In my new book, you will learn how to:

  • Understand narcissistic personalities
  • Identify the narc family system
  • Strategize a pathway to freedom

You don’t have to live in that sense of painful rejection anymore. You don’t have to keep chasing the narcissist’s definition of happiness, or their desires for your laugh.

It is possible to break free and stand strong on your own path.

In this new eBook, I teach you how to take your hidden pain and transform it toward compassion and unconditional love. Unmasking Narcissistic Family will help you identify the typical narcissistic family system in which you grew up with step-by-step techniques for moving on from this toxic past into a bright future of your own design.

Your Happiness Has Never Been More Important

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Have you listened to the latest episode of the Practical Growth Podcast? This week, we’re talking about personal growth and healing. It’s never been more important for you to become a better person. As a matter of fact, the survival of the world depends on it. Find out why your healing is now an act of pure revolution.



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