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 [...]
I’ve written on this blog about the road less taken many times before. However, there are so many aspects and thoughts I have concerning it, I had to write another post. Some consider the somewhere they are reaching for to be heaven, some nirvana, some consider it blinking into nothingness. That’s not what I’m really [...]
As of Wednesday, June 27th I have been sober from prescription medications for three years. You see, for most of my life I have abused prescription medications. My addiction began in childhood when my mother gave me and my two brothers doses of her stash of pain pills to keep us [...]
Life has been horribly rough for me lately, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. So, here are some funny photos and memes to brighten your weekend! When it comes to living through rough days, all I can say is what the Proctologist said while examining his patient, "Bend over and smile, it'll be [...]
One of the hardest parts of having lived through severe childhood trauma is the ways it affects daily adult life. Flashbacks, depression, negativity and feelings of needing to escape are only a few of them. How can we mitigate these life-altering side effects? Grounding techniques. There are as many methods to grounding as [...]
I’m have not been one who enjoys journaling. In fact, I’ve told my now retired therapist that I was going to journal many times, but only did for a short time. Eventually, she dropped the whole idea. However, in my recent crisis I found journaling a wonderful way to get out of my head [...]
Are you afraid to fail?
Amnesia is and always has been part of my life.
The abyss of depression is deep, but there is hope!
Breaking free of the affects of the past takes time. My goal is to offer hope.
I could use some advice...
Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?
Just who is Shirley J. Davis?
I write a blog about life and trauma, why?
Why? The most basic question of all survivors of childhood trauma.