Motivation for Your Valentine’s Day

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." ~ Buddha I love the above quote by Buddha. [...]

Men: The Forgotten Victims in the #MeToo Movement

I had a conversation recently with a man who is a survivor of severe childhood trauma. He had endured enough trauma to form dissociative identity disorder and then grew up to get involved in a painfully violent relationship. No, he was not the abuser in their partnership, she was. This person, whom I will call [...]

Your Motivation for February 8, 2019

Good morning everyone, it's Friday!! Fear. The only emotion that can take over the intellect of humans and lead us into destruction. Fear. The powerful motivator that serves humanity by helping us escape and avoid danger. Fear. My oldest and best friend. As children, we who have survived childhood trauma have known more fear than [...]

Your Motivation: Keep Walking

Hey everyone, welcome to a new day. The ads are gone! Hurray! I had a glitch with my WordPress account but they have a marvelous support staff and they fixed it for me. Yep, life is a neverending string of events, some are good and some are bad. Dealing with the ups and downs of [...]

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 [...]

Your Motivation for February 3, 2019, Leave Your Past Behind and See the Beautiful Person You Have Become

Good Sunday to you all! First, let me tell you I'm sorry for the tacky ads that are popping up at the end of the posts on my site. I've been in contact with WordPress and they are going to fix it. Please, be patient with me. As humans, we build our present on the [...]

Trauma-Informed Care, Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness

Part Two in the Series on Trauma-Informed Care

The Introduction to a Trauma-Informed Care Series I Am Writing for the CPTSD Foundation

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Red Alert: Addiction to the Chaos of Dysfunctional Self-Pity Will Keep You Stuck!

  There is a syndrome that I’ve become aware of in the past decade of my journey along the road less taken. This condition seems to be something that everyone who enters therapy to conquer the effects of childhood trauma that can slow down progress and stop it in its tracks if not alleviated. The [...]

Men Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

As many of you may already know, the ratio of men compared to women who are known to be diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder is 9:1.  The reasons for this difference isn't because women are more hysterical than men, but rather because in our society men are driven to hide what are considered to be [...]

Why Do Survivors Suffer Such Painful Emotions at Christmas Time?

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You May Not Have Heard of it, Somatic Symptom Disorder: Let’s Talk

Some who read my blog may find this post upsetting and I understand. I’m going to be walking on holy ground for many of us who live with dissociative identity disorder. I have lived dissociative identity disorder all my life, but now a new diagnosis has been added to explain my physical discomfort. Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) formerly [...]

Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and Adverse Childhood Experiences

If you are like most people, you need a deeper explanation of Complex Traumatic-Stress Disorder. I wrote the following article for The CPTSD Foundation to aid others in understanding this life-altering condition that is the direct result of traumatic events either in childhood or as an adult. As many of my readers are living with dissociative identity [...]

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Changes to the Human Brain

I've been writing for a wonderful organization the CPTSD Foundation. I was told I could share my pieces from their website. The CPTSD Foundation is dedicated to helping others. I'll use a quote from their website that describes what they do best. "Here at CPTSD Foundation, we are taking a revolutionary approach to healing from [...]