The Skewed Self-Image Trap

What do you think of when I say the term “self-image?” For those who are not living with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder, it means the way they look in the mirror or how they see themselves inside. However, for those of us living with the diagnosis of DID, things are quite different. For [...]

New YouTube Channel Just for You!

I have finally done it. I have begun a video series on YouTube about DID from my life experiences. I'll be posting either weekly or bi-weekly videos on YouTube about different  subjects including: Research on DID Diagnosing DID Misdiagnosing DID Coping Skills Learning to Communicate with Your Alters Pitfalls in Therapy Integration Challenges And much, [...]

We are Not Who Others Say We Are

This picture is from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They have a huge campaign going on to end the stigma against people, like me, who live with mental health challenges. When I saw it, I was immediately reminded of how we can build a bubble of self-esteem to ward off the negative things [...]

Help Others to Help Yourself

The Picture Above Has Two Meanings First Meaning: When we encounter children we must remember to help them all we can to avoid or escape highly traumatic situations. If they are being abused or bullied, we need to do whatever is necessary to make sure they do not return to that situation. If they are [...]

It’s Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day!

It's March 5th, the day that folks everywhere who live with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder gather to spread awareness. Research and Essays on DID To help raise awareness I have made a compilation of some of the papers and essays out there concerning DID. The list is not all comprehensive as there are [...]

It’s Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day!

It's March 5th, the day that folks everywhere who live with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder gather to spread awareness. Research and Essays on DID To help raise awareness I have made a compilation of some of the papers and essays out there concerning DID. The list is not all comprehensive as there are [...]

Dissociative Identity Disorder, A Global Phenomenon

Many mental health professionals and people in the public have the impression that dissociative identity disorder was a fad from the 80s and 90s. They believe erroneously that people who present with an altered state of consciousness like is present with DID are either faking it, have been led down the garden path by an [...]

The Importance of Your Light

I hear from people every week who tell me either through what they say or how they say it that their life is meaningless. They moan that because other people do not see them as valuable, they are valueless. I'm here to state right here on this post that what these poor folks and some [...]

The World is a Beautiful Place

If you looked at the picture I posted as a featured image to this post, you might have scoffed and said, "The world is NOT a beautiful place, it is a terrifying, mean and horrible place!" I understand. I was once of that opinion, and you are correct, the world can be and is at [...]

Your Motivation for Today: Life Keeps Moving

Hi everyone. Time for a little pep talk and motivation. Do you ever feel like life has been and always will be one huge uphill climb? If so, me too. Some days it feels like I climb and climb but never reach where I want to go. I even some days feel I'm wasting my [...]

Harnessing Fear to Win

Hi everyone. I apologize for not being here yesterday, but my uncle Arthur was acting up and I was in a lot of pain. Therefore, I took care of myself. I also wanted to explain why I had reposted the article Why Our Men Are Not Okay. I originally posted it on a weekday and [...]

System Pride Day

Hey friends, welcome to System Pride Day! If you are wondering what people with multiple systems are celebrating, we are celebrating who we are and how we are lucky to have alters. Now, that may seem strange, I mean who wants to live in the chaos of having a personality that is splintered and at [...]

How About Some Motivation!

Hi fellow healers! I'm sorry I haven't been writing these motivational posts very often lately, I've been otherwise occupied. Also, I realized that although many of you out there in Internet land enjoyed seeing them, you might have also been getting a bit bored from seeing them. So, I made an executive decision to post [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]