Replacing the Old Tapes with New

Every adult human has them. Those voices in the back of your consciousness silently telling you of your worth. The tapes are recorded by your parents, teachers, and friends and never be erased. If you are lucky, they tell you that you are lovely, intelligent and worthy of love. However, if you grew up in [...]

Don’t Throw the Addict Out With the Bath Water

As a Person who has survived horrible addictions to many prescription drugs, I understand what it is like to be a slave to substances.  Too often people, like myself, are caught up in the life-altering disease of addiction are demonized and given the title of  bad people. Let me be absolutely clear. We are not [...]

Accept Me for Who I Am

I decided to write the poem below that is meant to be affirming. People like myself who live with dissociative identity disorder often live under the delusion that we are unlovable and should remain alone. Many of us also get ourselves into bad relationships and stay there terrified that no one else will love us. [...]