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 [...]

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Fall

Life as a multiple has many aspects that we share in common with others who live with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. But besides the existence of alters and the chaos that brings, I think the anxiety that comes with DID is one of the hardest. The anxiety I’m speaking about here isn’t from [...]

Names on a Gravestone

I get contemplative while washing dishes. I’m not sure why I just always have. Today while washing the noodles off my little nephew’s bowl and spoon from lunch, I stood with my hands in the warm soapy and water thinking. My mind wondered as it often does to mortality and how all humans have a [...]

Breaking Free: Stage One

Breaking free of the affects of the past takes time. My goal is to offer hope.

Do You Understand the Difference?

Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?

I Refuse to be Defined by Trauma

Just who is Shirley J. Davis?

I Refuse to be Undefined by Trauma

Just who is Shirley J. Davis?

Life is Fatal

Death is inevitable, so why not live?

Further Words on Making the Decision to Live and Not Be Miserable

A further explanation of just what the hell I was talking about

Embarking on a New Adventure

Leaving the past in the past takes courage. Walking into the future does too.

Smile! Even If It Is Christmas!!!!

Even though its Christmas, we need to laugh!!!

Introduction: The Ten Stages of Recovery from Childhood Trauma

An introduction to future blog posts about the stages of recovery from childhood trauma.

The Healing Power of Thankfulness

We can use our past to propel us into a bright future. It all begins with gratitude.