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 [...]

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?

Some Words of Wisdom from Me to Others Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Living with DID can be difficult, but there are ways to make it easier. I offer some pearls of wisdom to those who will listen.

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.

It Hasn’t Been Wasted Time

Our decisions that we make in our lives can make or break us. However, we shouldn't spend our time worrying about time wasted.

Taking Responsibility for Our Actions: Grasping Some of the Hardest Concepts in Life

Taking responsibility for our lives isn't easy, but it is necessary to live a happy and well-adjusted life.

Some Great Resources to Help With Trauma and Dissociation

Below are some wonderful and helpful resources for those who live with the after-effects of childhood trauma.

Facing Triggers and Fear Head-On

Triggers and the fear they bring can be overcome, but only if one faces them head-on.

Making Halloween Just a Day on the Calendar After SRA

I understand that many people who were harmed as children in ritual abuse, find Halloween a very hard day. Facing what happened on a day to day basis is hard enough, but a high day such as Halloween conjures memories that can be overwhelming. I Propose A New Way of Thinking I am proposing a [...]

Three Basic Choices All Humans Face in Life

We all have three basic choices in life, give up, give in, or give it all you've got.

Beyond Beds The Vital Role of a Full Continuum of Psychiatric Care

I received an email this evening from SAMHSA, (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) announcing the following report had finally come out today from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. The piece encompasses the first in a ten-part series on the inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity in the United States. SAMHSA had [...]

Gift of Voice

I am pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for peers and providers of mental health services being offered by an organization known as Gift of Voice. Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Gift of Voice strives to train, empower and educate for the mental health of individuals, communities and churches. Gift of Voice is a faith based [...]

POLICE OFFICERS AND THOSE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

Police officers are trained to be authority figures, but these tactics often do not work on a person who is mentally compromised. What follows can be disastrous, not just for the mentally ill person, but for the police officer as well.