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Welcome to Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell, a site dedicated to the dissemination of truthful information not only about DID, but also sharing lessons about life. I am very humbled and honored you have decided to stop by. Please let me know if there is any information or questions you may have about this [...]

Book Review on Dissociative Identity Disorder In A Nutshell: A First-Hand Account

I wish to thank Laura Marchildon for the wonderful book review she did on my book Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Nutshell: A First-Hand Account. I am grateful for her objectivity and truthfulness. One thing Laura pointed out to me in our email  is that  the book she reviewed was very short. For this reason, [...]

World Suicide Prevention Day

  Across the world nearly 800,000 commit suicide each year which is one person every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organisation. With 65,000 people attempting suicide each year and hundreds of thousands of people thinking about committing suicide, World Suicide Prevention day aims to open up the conversations and help those in the [...]

The Hazards of Living in the Past

This piece is about dwelling on what happened to we survivors in our pasts. It is not intended to belittle anyone’s traumatic pasts, nor is it intended to say that one should not look at their pasts with open eyes and live there for a time. It is intended to help other survivors see that [...]

Kicking the Can Down the Road

Humans are motivated by their behaviors, motivations and goals and one thing we all do is to kick the can down the road. We spend an inordinate about of time and energy doing the things we want to satisfy our desires, regardless of the consequences, telling ourselves that it will all turn out fine somehow. [...]

The Illusion of Control

Well, since my last post about life went over so well, I thought I’d post about the most common illusion found among mankind, the illusion that we have control over our lives and the lives of others. Please remember, I’m writing about lessons I’ve garnered from living through the hell of psychotherapy. These lessons may [...]

Shedding Some Light on My Last Post

I have had some very interesting reactions to my last post about life not being easy and not being fair. I thought I'd share them with you. The first reaction I received dealt with the .gif of the young girl having a temper tantrum. I was told the picture was very insulting as the person [...]

Life Isn’t Easy, Life Isn’t Fair

There are two basic facts about life that many people either were never taught or they try to say do not apply to themselves: Life isn’t easy and life isn’t fair. These two concepts are true for everyone, no matter your financial status, your ethnic background, your sexual orientation, or your religious affiliation. Yet, we [...]

The Lasting Effects of Broken Trust

Trigger Warning: The following article is full of references to abuse issues and mentions things that may be triggering to some. I do not and will not write specifics of abuse on my blog, but the emotions that even talking briefly about these issues can be upsetting. Before I begin this piece let me first [...]

Even Seasoned Soldiers Get Weary

I’ve spent the greater part of three decades dealing with issues that no one single human should ever have to face. I’ve seen my favorite and most beloved therapist retire, my best friend die, and my own life take so many twists and turns that I’m dizzy. I turn 57 soon but I feel like [...]

Podcast on CoreBrain Journal About DID

I have spoken on a podcast for The Core Brain Journal. I spoke on the realities of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Please check out the link below and let me know what you think. Pod Cast on DID

All Humans Have Ego States

There is a lot of confusion in the minds of people living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, mental health clinicians, and the general public about what the different parts involved in DID actually are and how they are formed. I would like to try to shed some light on this important subject. Although I am not [...]

Solitary Confinement?

My brother and I have been discussing a very interesting quote made by the late Tennessee Williams which reads as follows: “We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.” He brought this quote to my attention because he said after speaking with me and understanding how a person living with [...]

Lessons From a Two-Year Old

Michael V. Davis Once again, I have written some pretty hard stuff to swallow this past week, so I decided to write on this Saturday afternoon about something a lot more fun, life with a two-year old little boy. I live in a small handicap apartment with my brother, his wife and their two-year old [...]

Life is Full of Important Lessons

There are many ways I could speak of the occurrences which have happened throughout my life, and the people who I have encountered along the way. I could be bitter and full of thoughts of revenge at those who harmed me and the things I have missed out on because of that maltreatment and I [...]