Be a Victor Not a Victim

    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 [...]

It’s Time for Another Fun Page!

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 [...]

Grounding Techniques to Stay in Today

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 [...]

Journaling, A Window to Your Soul

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 [...]

The Dark Abyss Called Depression

The abyss of depression is deep, but there is hope!

Breaking Free: Stage One

Breaking free of the affects of the past takes time. My goal is to offer hope.

Do You Understand the Difference?

Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?

I Refuse to be Undefined by Trauma

Just who is Shirley J. Davis?

Why Do I Write About Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma?

I write a blog about life and trauma, why?

The Difficult Question, “Why?”

Why? The most basic question of all survivors of childhood trauma.

Life is Fatal

Death is inevitable, so why not live?

Further Words on Making the Decision to Live and Not Be Miserable

A further explanation of just what the hell I was talking about