Sometimes a poem is written that grabs at the heart and won't let go. Such is this poem that was written by a friend of mine, Jessica Baker. Jessica doesn't have dissociative identity disorder but she does have a related problem borderline personality disorder. Both come from traumatic histories and both involve similar damage to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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I have posted this before, but today it seems very appropriate. Carpe Diem, Seize the Day! https://youtu.be/G2e_M06YDyY
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 [...]
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? [...]
Enjoy the beauty around you, after all, you only get one life.
Who and What are Child Alters?
We all must make decisions in life. Do we do it in freedom or pain?
Have you ever wanted to know just of what a "repressed" memory is and how it is formed?
An important work by Dr. Bessell van der Kulk