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?

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

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

Suffering During Christmas is a Choice

Why Be Miserable at Christmas? Why not choose something different?

Embarking on a New Adventure

Leaving the past in the past takes courage. Walking into the future does too.

Introduction: The Ten Stages of Recovery from Childhood Trauma

An introduction to future blog posts about the stages of recovery from childhood trauma.

Who Will Speak for the Children?

***Trigger Warning*** For a highly emotionally charged post.

Only Honesty Can Save Humanity

Humanity stands deeply divided. Truthfulness may be our only hope to survive as a species.

The Healing Power of Thankfulness

We can use our past to propel us into a bright future. It all begins with gratitude.

The “Yes” Movement

It is time for us to open a dialogue about female sexual predation. Just say "Yes", and start a movement that will hopefully end this tragedy.

The Search for Happiness

We humans spend our lives looking for happiness on the other side of the fence, what if is right in front of us and we won't see it?

How Should We Celebrate Our Veteran Heroes

We should honor our veterans and their families, not just one day, but 365 days a year. We should honor them with not just our words, but with our everything.

The Wonderful Effect of Openness and Honesty

The world desperately needs more people who will not hide, but be open and honest about their values. This article is a challenge to everyone out there who has found themselves too politically correct.

Wonderful Video About Life

Life. What can we say we have learned? Watch this video as Anne Lamott challenges us all to consider this question.

One Year After My Therapist Retired

Losing a therapist for any reason can feel like there has been a significant death in the family.