I’m Still Here, Well Sort Of

Hi everyone. Its me your very tired blog writing friend. Well if I ever complained my life was boring, I lied. Things have been strange and stressful for me lately. I won't bore you with a breakdown of the craziness that life keeps throwing my way. You already know how much we who live with [...]

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 [...]

Making the Choices of Successful Adults To Change Our Lives

If you are like me, and many of you are, you became aware very quickly after beginning therapy of how other people have influenced your life’s path. The abuse and hellish decisions to harm us made by others changed the course of who we could have been forever. However, how often have you sat down [...]

Hurry to Hear My New Interview on TAASTAA with Hanna Kebedde

Gotta love that lab muppet! Anyway, I was interviewed on a podcast by Hanna Kebedde and it was broadcast last evening. She was gracious enough to share the link to share with all of you! So, tune in and sit down for an indepth interview of me talking about what I know about dissociative identity [...]

What We Want vs. What We Need to Make Us Grow and Be Happy

One of the things I know in my life I have been confused about is the difference between what is a want and a need. I have caught myself saying I “need” this or that when I did not. They were wants, not needs. To be honest with all of you I started to write [...]

What the World Could Learn from This Brother

We live in such a barbaric time with people uncaring about others feelings, hopes and dreams. In the video below we find a baby with disabilities reaching out to help his brother who is in need. What a marvelous life lesson this is! May we all strive harder to imitate what this tiny baby did [...]

I Apologize

I apologize for my recent absence. I have been writing for a living! I mean, wow! Writing and earning money has always been a dream of mine. I'm still not making money hand over fist, but hey, it is still being paid for doing something I am passionate about. To show my appreciation for your [...]

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  

The Patient Next Door FREE NO ADS Phone App

I told you all about a great blog site called Patient Next Door a little while back. Tonight I'm going to fill you in more on the Patient Next Door Phone App. I am involved in getting this wonderful free app off the ground. I was contacted by its owner and creator Randeep Singh a [...]

What is Friendship? Let Me Tell You the Story of Barbara June

  I have had some people ask me recently what at first might seem an odd question. However, I am convinced it is very important. What is friendship? Some may giggle to think that someone wouldn’t understand what a friendship is, but you won’t when you are done with this article. A Definition of Friendship [...]

A Post of Inspirational Sayings

LIke the above picture, where there is rain there is beauty. In our tears we find strength and I wanted to share some of mine with you today. Not tears necessarily, but my strength. That's why I decided to make a page exclusively full of inspirational quotes and beautiful pictures. There will be a few [...]

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 [...]

My Birthday Funny Page

Okay, I’m very aware that my birthday was last Tuesday (the 4th) but I wanted to celebrate with a funny page anyway. Besides, we could all use a few laughs after all the interesting news in my country, the US, and around the world this week. So, sit back and have a belly laugh on [...]

PDF of One of My Books

Before I get started I wanted to say something. I'm fully aware that offering this book here free is going to kill any chance I have of sales on Amazon. I don't make much there anyway on it, so I guess that is fine right? I'm more interested in helping as many people as I [...]

A New Post That’s Not New-Locus of Control

I posted this over a year ago and thought I'd review, fix and rerelease it to you. Many of you were not following me then, but the message is powerful and poignant. Enjoy. Shirley Locus of control is a state of mind where we place our belief in how the outcomes of our lives happen [...]