Thrive After Abuse show

Thrive After Abuse

Summary: This podcast is a collection of the highlights from Dana Morningstar's YouTube channel, "Thrive After Abuse," where she discusses every facet of narcissistic abuse (and abuse in general), from what it is and the challenges people are facing, to how to undo the damaging effects of abuse and how to move forward into rebuilding a life you love. To ask a question for a later podcast (or YouTube) episode, send an email to


 Episode 28: Gratitude Can Help Keep You Grounded | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:18

In this episode we discuss the power of gratitude, and how it can be so calming and grounding to focus on all the little things that we appreciate. If you have a question or topic [...]

 Episode 27: Learning How to Tune Into Your Emotions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:18

In this episode we discuss ways to tune into your emotions and to become more in tune with the physical and emotional signals our body and brain are sending us in different situations. If you [...]

 Episode 26: Live Stream from March 8, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:03:51

This is the podcast version from the YouTube live stream that happens every Wednesday night at 8:30pm EST and runs for about 3 hours. During that time we discuss anything and everything related to understanding [...]

 Episode 25: Some Thoughts on How (and Why) We Rush Intimacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:29

This episode covers some thoughts I have about why people are willing to jump into whirlwind romances or dynamics with a narcissist or other type of emotional manipulator.   To find out more or to [...]

 Episode 24: Why the Silent Treatment is a Problem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:27

The silent treatment is a form of verbally and emotionally abusive behavior. It’s designed to punish and groom a person to behave in a certain way (generally the silent treatment is given after a narcissistic [...]

 Episode 23: Watch Out For Blame Shifting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:47

Everyone has a justification (aka excuse) for their actions–it still doesn’t make it okay. Don’t let an emotional manipulator shift the blame for the actions and make their individual issue into a relationship issue. To [...]

 Episode 22: Live Stream from March 1, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:13:21

This is a podcast version of the live stream that I do every Wednesday night at 8:30pm EST on YouTube.  These live streams are a time where we “meet” to get (and give) support to [...]

 Episode 21: How Can I Tell the Difference Between Love Bombing and Love? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:00

After experiencing the highs of love bombing, and the whirlwind romance that they thought was their soul mate only to be dropped to the lowest lows, many people are terrified to date again. But there [...]

 Episode 20: Why People Don’t Listen to Their Instincts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:09

There are three main reasons people don’t listen to their instincts: 1. They are vulnerable which leads them to being “starved out” in some area, and it’s really hard to think clearly when a person [...]

 Episode 19: Book Club Live Stream Discussion on “How to Go No Contact Like a Boss” by Kim Saeed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:37:29

The last Thursday of every month we have a live stream book club discussion on a book revolving around understanding, or how to heal from, narcissistic abuse. The book club book for Febrary 2017 was [...]

 Episode 18: When Your Idea of Love Equals Pain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:58

Love doesn’t cause pain.  People with painful behavior cause pain.  If you can learn the warning signs of painful/problematic people you can protect yourself.  You need to take some time to really get to know [...]

 Episode 17: Affirmation and Relaxation for C-PTSD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:28

This epsiode is a combination of relaxation music and affirmations for those who are struggling with C-PTSD.  These affirmations are designed to help you get centered and rebuild healthy self-esteem and self-talk. (((HUGS)))

 Episode 16: How Can I Stop Attracting Narcissists? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:51

Once your eyes are open to narcissistic abuse it can literally feel like you are attracting these people. In reality it is not so much about who you are attracting and more about who you [...]

 Episode 15: What is a Codependent Relationship? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:14

The term (and concept) of codependency is one of those terms that either offers a lot of clarity to people or it makes them feel revictimized.  My intentions are not to place blame, or to [...]

 Episode 14: What if They Aren’t a Narcissist? What if I’m Wrong? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:46

This is a shorter video from the live stream on October 5, 2016. The question asked was, “What if I’m wrong? What if they aren’t a narcissist?” The live streams are a time where we [...]


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