I Refuse to be Undefined by Trauma

Just who is Shirley J. Davis?

Trauma and the Brain

An important work by Dr. Bessell van der Kulk

Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Men who were sexually abused as children, a helpful publication.

Countertransference A Hazard for Therapists

We seldom consider the fight therapists go through in their personal lives to keep their lives separate from the horror they encounter when dealing with highly traumatized clients. This article was published in the The Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment looks at this subject and tries to draw conclusions about the effect dealing [...]

Shame in Adulthood

A scholarly paper on shame.

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?

I Deeply Apologize

I am so sorry. I meant no harm, but that is what I have done.

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.

Smile! Even If It Is Christmas!!!!

Even though its Christmas, we need to laugh!!!

Introduction: The Ten Stages of Recovery from Childhood Trauma

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

The Healing Power of Thankfulness

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

A Fun Thanksgiving Page

I've been writing some pretty harsh stuff lately, and I wanted to send out a fun page for Thanksgiving. Soooo, here you are! Enjoy! Why can't you take a turkey to church? They use FOWL language. Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive? It had 24 carrots. What happened when the turkey got into a [...]