Who Am I If I’m Not a Traumatic, Dramatic Mess?

Author's Note: I apologize ahead of time for the tone of this piece. I had to write it in the third person so that I could post it elsewhere on the internet. Learning to live with a severe mental health condition known as dissociative identity disorder is something most of those who receive its diagnosis [...]

A Preview of The  Newest Research on Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

There have been some truly remarkable research papers written about complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) in the past few decades. Some of the research focuses exclusively on CPTSD while others can apply to any mental health disorder. In this article, I’m going to break the ice in the series about complex post-traumatic stress disorder and [...]

Trauma-Informed Care

Many of you, like we who support in various ways the CPTSD Foundation, have survived one or more traumatic events. By traumatic events I offer the following definition I found on the Healthline website: “A traumatic event is an incident that causes physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological harm. The person experiencing the distressing event may feel threatened, anxious, or frightened as [...]

Your Daily Motivation for February 13, 2019. A Cage is Only A Cage If…..

Hey everyone, welcome to hump day. Humans have a way of turning every problem they encounter into a cage. We will sit and stew for days or even decades somewhat enjoying the idea that we can wallow in our sorrow. We weep for years over what someone did to us. There is a time for [...]

Your Motivation for February 4, 2019

Hello and welcome to Monday. Anxiety is definitely a normal part of being human. Anxiety serves us in helping us to avoid danger and respond by either running away, freezing to avoid detection, or fight our way out of the situation. However, what happens when anxiety overwhelms our lives and we can't cope? I think [...]

How to Turn a Helliday into a Holiday

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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

The Opioid Crisis in the U.S.: Who Is To Blame?

I know you don't hear from me as often as you used to, that is because I've been very busy networking and writing for other sites.  I'll try my best in the future not to be a stranger, especially since the Seasonal Affective Disorder seems to have calmed down. I'm feeling much, much better and [...]

Speaking Without Saying a Word

I know everyone who reads my work can understand what I’m talking about when I say that we often tell others how we are truly feeling without saying it. We hide behind phrases like, “I’m okay”, “I’m fine” or “I’m just not feeling good, but I’ll be okay.” Why do you think this is so? [...]

Finding Beauty After Trauma

Enjoy the beauty around you, after all, you only get one life.

The Freedom of Responsibility

We all must make decisions in life. Do we do it in freedom or pain?

Traumatic Memory Retrieval in Dissociative Identity Disorder

Have you ever wanted to know just of what a "repressed" memory is and how it is formed?

Trauma and the Brain

An important work by Dr. Bessell van der Kulk

Rising from the Flames: My Story

I have risen like a Phoenix from the flames that made me who I am. This is my personal story.