About the Author

BESTSELLING AUTHOR. COACH. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. RESEARCHER. MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE. SELF-CARE WARRIOR.
 

Shahida Arabi is the #1 bestselling author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Self-Care and Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself. She graduated summa cum laude with a graduate degree from Columbia University where she studied the effects of bullying across the life-course trajectory. As an undergraduate student at NYU, Shahida also studied English Literature and Psychology and was President of its National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter.

 

She is the founder and editor of the blog, Self-Care Haven, which has over 2.1 million views and has been shared worldwide in all 196 countries. Her viral blog entry, "Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head," has also been shared worldwide and her work has been endorsed by numerous clinical psychologists, mental health practitioners, bestselling authors, and award-winning bloggers. She also hosts a popular YouTube channel on narcissistic abuse called Self-Care Haven.

 

Shahida is passionate about using her knowledge base in psychology, sociology, gender studies and mental health advocacy, as well as her own personal experiences, to help survivors of emotional and psychological trauma stage their own recovery from abuse. Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, MOGUL, Yoganonymous, Elephant Journal, Dollhouse Magazine, The West 4th Street Review, Thought Catalog, the Feministing Community blog, author Lisa E. Scott's blog and Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Monica O'Neal's website.

 

 

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