Integration is the most contraversial and debated topic in the DID community? Why?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
Well, it's Christmas time and whether we like it or not, it comes every year. I'm a bit of a Scrooge myself, so I decided today to post a funny page to cheer us all up! So, sit back and enjoy this silly, funny and a bit irreverent look at the holidays! It's Time for [...]
I have posted this before, but today it seems very appropriate. Carpe Diem, Seize the Day! https://youtu.be/G2e_M06YDyY
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Every year I post the story I wrote called The Big Blue Recliner. It's become sort of a tradition. I've made some important changes to the story this year and I hope you all enjoy it very much.- Don't forget to do good self-care as we kick off the holiday season. I'm going to do [...]
Life has a funny way of biting us the butt sometimes. I mean, I had a nasty bout of seasonal affectiveness disorder that held me down for over a month. SAD affects millions of people living in the northern climate regions like I do. It brings on depression (duh), anxiety, and a sense of dread [...]