My Top 5 Articles from 2022

Understandably, Narc Abuse and Questioning the Political Landscape ignited the most interest

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
3 min readJan 1, 2023


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For most of us on this planet 2022 has been a challenging year. Aggressive posturing and polarization has touched all of us in myriad way. Beset by narcissistic world leaders, plutocrats, a bear market with a current estimate of a ten trillion loss and disorienting propaganda campaigns, the prospect of pivoting into 2023 does not feel especially auspicious.

On a personal level, as a psychotherapist, closing down my practice in New York City and finally actualizing a cross-border move to Canada made 2022 a pivotal year in my life.

Since being consumed by the rigors of transition meant less time to devote to writing I was particularly concerned with what topics would best resonate with my readers. My makeshift solution was to pay attention to the themes repetitively showing up in therapy sessions, especially since it’s there that folks tend to seek answers that fall outside of the mainstream narrative. In fact, it’s that unequivocal search to question outside the box which encouraged me to write about the virtues of nonconformity.

Another pervasive topic that cropped up in sundry sessions was the war in Ukraine. Curious about perspectives that deviated from the popular portrayal, I watched Oliver Stone’s Ukraine on Fire. Writing a 150 word shortform piece stating Stone’s contentions apparently was of interest to many.

Naturally, putting together writings pertaining to my proverbial lane of expertise with complex trauma and narcissistic abuse syndrome was a given. Here an examination of the narcissist’s spouse, the psychology of the subtle abuser and the corrosion of the self caused by systemic trauma, garnered sufficient attention.

The list that follows consists of the most read articles in my roster for 2022. I’m looking forward to another year of providing content that speaks to my audience. If something piques your curiosity please share in the comments below and I will do my best to accommodate requests.

Wishing you blessings and peace in 2023 and beyond!




Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW

Complex trauma clinician and writer. Survivor turned thriver, with a love for world travel, the arts and nature. I think outside the box.