“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. (more…)
Calling all North Carolina doormats!
I’ll be at Barnes & Noble on October 15th. See below for details.
I’m so excited for my up-coming book event at Barnes & Noble in Asheville North Carolina on Saturday October 15th at 2:00PM, If you’re in the area please stop by and say hello!
3 South Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
“Please join us in welcoming author Rose Gardner who will be discussing and signing her book My Life as a Doormat. In this fictionalized biography, it is 1980 and naïve Rose has moved to New York to pursue her acting career. Anxious and uncertain, Rose must learn to stand up and speak for herself — the rallying cry of The Society for Recovering Doormats!”
In August I was interviewed on Between The Covers. I had a wonderful time on the half hour television show dedicated to interviewing authors. The episode airs on September 30th & October 1st. I’m very excited and hope you’ll tune in or click here to view on line – http://www.pbs.org/video/2365847545/
Between The Covers airs in West Palm Beach and all of South Florida on WXEL PBS, on Sept. 30th at 5:30 pm & Oct. 1st at 10.00 am.
All humans are flawed and have needs. Except the narcissist. Don’t believe me? Just ask one. They’ll laundry list their super powers while pointing out and embellishing our weaknesses. Belittling and negating others is their specialty. Reducing another to an unworthy pile of insignificance; their primary goal.
Narcissists, or ‘A’ Listers as we refer to them here at The Society for Recovering Doormats, are dangerous personalities, especially for people pleasing doormats. They are toxic to approval addicts because we’re the first to accept and internalize the terrible lies they proclaim. We think we need their love and approval and validate their vicious, self-serving talk as truth. But giving credence to their warped views, renders us ashamed and unworthy.
Break the cycle of self-blaming now! The next time you’re feeling too needy and less than the wonderful person you are, remember: it’s not you! Consider instead the company you’re keeping. Chances are they are an ‘all-about-themselves ‘A’ Lister.
You can’t change them but have a choice to disassociate. If this isn’t feasible because of life circumstances then disengage with them mentally and emotionally, Do not give them the power to steal your worthiness. It is every person’s birthright.
Calling all Florida Doormats:
I’m very excited for my first TV interview! If you live in Florida, or are in the area, please come be a part of the studio audience during the taping. See poster below for details then call 561-536-1687 to RSVP.
My book event at Barnes and Noble on the upper west side of NYC was the perfect way to conclude the spring northeast book tour of My Life as a Doormat. Many thanks to all who attended.
This Monday, June 6th, I’ll be at Barnes & Noble in East Brunswick signing books from 6PM – 7:30PM. If you’re in the area, stop by! I’d love to meet you. Follow link below for details and to RSVP! https://www.facebook.com/events/1704430653130523/@bneastbrunswick
I’m so excited to bring My Life as a Doormat to Barnes & Noble in Manhattan and New Jersey. I’d love to meet you if you’re in the area. If you already have my book, bring it and I will sign it. If not, copies will be available. Below are the dates and times I’ll be there.
New York City event click here –
New Jersey Event click here –
I loved bringing My Life as a Doormat to the Northeast! Thanks to all who came out to my book signings in New Jersey. The Garden State rocks!
Many thanks to all who stopped by Barnes and Noble today. I loved talking with you and hope you enjoy my book. With much love and gratitude, Rose.