Have Patience with Us, We are Experiencing Growing Pains

I’ve noticed my website has lost a ton of readers in these past few months. At first, I put it off to my being ill, but I think it is a symptom of, perhaps, something a little more.   I realize that to many who live in other countries, it looks like the population of [...]

Reclaiming a Bucket List from the Abyss to Happiness

We all have dreams. I’m no exception. When I was a young woman, I dreamed of a much different life than I have now. Who doesn’t? I had a bucket list of things I wanted to do before I died, but sometimes life takes your dreams and aspirations and shoves them into an abyss. Let’s [...]

Advocacy is A Vital Force for Change

Good morning everyone. It is only 3:47 am as I'm writing this post. Sigh. Such is the life of someone with DID. Anyway, I wanted to shoot out this post to let you know what I'm up to. Man, am I busy! Illinois House Mental Health Committee I'm going today to the capital of Illinois, [...]

The Skewed Self-Image Trap

What do you think of when I say the term “self-image?” For those who are not living with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder, it means the way they look in the mirror or how they see themselves inside. However, for those of us living with the diagnosis of DID, things are quite different. For [...]

We are Not Who Others Say We Are

This picture is from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They have a huge campaign going on to end the stigma against people, like me, who live with mental health challenges. When I saw it, I was immediately reminded of how we can build a bubble of self-esteem to ward off the negative things [...]

How About Some Motivation!

Hi fellow healers! I'm sorry I haven't been writing these motivational posts very often lately, I've been otherwise occupied. Also, I realized that although many of you out there in Internet land enjoyed seeing them, you might have also been getting a bit bored from seeing them. So, I made an executive decision to post [...]

Motivation for Your Valentine’s Day

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." ~ Buddha I love the above quote by Buddha. [...]

Your Motivation for February 3, 2019, Leave Your Past Behind and See the Beautiful Person You Have Become

Good Sunday to you all! First, let me tell you I'm sorry for the tacky ads that are popping up at the end of the posts on my site. I've been in contact with WordPress and they are going to fix it. Please, be patient with me. As humans, we build our present on the [...]

Remember to Seize the Day

I have posted this before, but today it seems very appropriate. Carpe Diem, Seize the Day! https://youtu.be/G2e_M06YDyY

I Need Your Story to Publish

Hi, it’s Shirley  I wanted to send out invitations to all my friends telling you about an opportunity I have gotten involved with called PatientNextDoor. No, it’s not a get quick scheme, nothing like that. It’s a new blog.site and smartphone application.  I’m not selling anything either, so don’t worry, that’s not what this invitation is about. PatientNextDoor is [...]

Need a Lift Today? Watch This Video

I found the following video on YouTube and it made me smile. I hope it brings a grin to your face too. I know some days are hard, believe me, I have them too. But we can encourage one another and that helps ease the way. Enjoy the video. Shirley