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. [...]

Gift of Voice: An Evidence-Based Organization that Changes Lives Has a Wonderful Opportunity for You  

Going to see a counselor for a mental health difficulty can be very challenging in Illinois. Often, due to the rural makeup of the downstate area, people too often find themselves needing to visit a therapist but then find there is something lacking in the support they receive. Peer-run organizations, like Gift of Voice, fill [...]

Your Daily Motivation for February 13, 2019. A Cage is Only A Cage If…..

Hey everyone, welcome to hump day. Humans have a way of turning every problem they encounter into a cage. We will sit and stew for days or even decades somewhat enjoying the idea that we can wallow in our sorrow. We weep for years over what someone did to us. There is a time for [...]

Your Motivation for February 12, 2019. We Have Endured

Good morning. Once again I'm in your inbox with another motivational post. I love to watch programs about archeology. The Archeologists dig into the ruins of ancient civilizations to find the treasures hidden far below ground that has been buried for sometimes thousands of years. I find it fascinating that many of the items found [...]

Why Our Men Are Not Okay

Women have been rightfully marching together protesting the way we have been treated down through history. We women have received less pay, been forced to do menial labor and expected to raise children alone all while being vilified. However, from my last post, it’s clear that men, like women, are often victims of childhood and [...]

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 [...]

The Power of Fusion

Fusion doesn't mean becoming a singleton or losing parts of yourself, rather it means growing into a fuctional whole.

Ivory Garden, Living Together with Dissociation

There is a wonderful online resource of hope and support for anyone who experiences dissociation. I have spoken of this wite before, but it has relocated to a different URL. The website I'm speaking of is Ivory Garden Living Together with Dissociation. Ivory Garden was the first site I found after I moved in with [...]

Why Do Survivors Suffer Such Painful Emotions at Christmas Time?

The CPTSD Foundation Donation Page. Thank you.

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 [...]

Insights on Suicide from Someone Who Has Survived

Choosing to die by suicide has become an epidemic in the United States. I lost my mother to it in 2012 and have almost become a statistic at least three times. As many of you know already, I recently gave a short speech at a function to raise awareness of choosing to die by suicide. [...]

Athena Moberg and the CPTSD Foundation

In my last post, I mentioned the CPTSD Foundation. In this article, I thought I would tell you more about the foundation and its founder and President, Athena Moberg. In fact, I chose the opening gif to honor her bravery and dedication. Stand up and take a bow Athena Moberg! Athena Moberg The CPTSD Foundation [...]

The Opioid Crisis in the U.S.: Who Is To Blame?

I know you don't hear from me as often as you used to, that is because I've been very busy networking and writing for other sites.  I'll try my best in the future not to be a stranger, especially since the Seasonal Affective Disorder seems to have calmed down. I'm feeling much, much better and [...]

Reaching Out With the Truth of Dissociative Identity Disorder

As many of my readers know, I take every opportunity I possibly can to spread the truth about DID so that the stigma will end. Well, the man I work for, Randeep Singh, has allowed me to write a post that talks about some of the aspects of DID and how it has affected my [...]

Trauma Informed Care

  Most of you, my readers, understand the definition of trauma having lived through more than enough as children. However, how many of you know what is meant by trauma-informed care? In this article, we are going to explore what trauma-informed care is and the different ways it can be incorporated into a therapeutic relationship [...]