I Am Strong but Not Unbreakable

I Am Strong but Not Unbreakable Shirley J. Davis People see my writing And hear my call to life Speaking from experiences To tell how I overcame hell But don’t equate strength with unbreakable I’m just as fragile as anyone else Vulnerable and fragile sometimes I have limits to my endurance Living sometimes seems too [...]

When Fantasy is Your Only Friend

***Possibly Triggering Material*** Growing up in an abusive home, children often find they have nowhere to go and no place to turn. So, they turn to their imaginations to help them cope. I’m writing this post out of my own experiences with the pretend world I lived in as a kid. I’ll try not to [...]

If My Life Was a Movie

  I’ve been talking to people about my life story for many years now. Recently I have begun trying to find someone who would be interested in writing a book and then a screenplay about my experiences. I think the true story of a person who lives with dissociative identity disorder would make one hell [...]

Do You Understand the Difference?

Whose fault/responsibility is my life? Mine or someone else's?

The Road Less Taken

Inspiration for moving forward in recovery comes from many places, even poetry. This is my story.

I Deeply Apologize

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

Further Words on Making the Decision to Live and Not Be Miserable

A further explanation of just what the hell I was talking about

Only Honesty Can Save Humanity

Humanity stands deeply divided. Truthfulness may be our only hope to survive as a species.

America’s Obsession with Prescription Drugs, Are Medications Always the Answer?

We pop pills to make us feel better, but sometimes it is not needed. Why?

The Healing Power of Thankfulness

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

The “Yes” Movement

It is time for us to open a dialogue about female sexual predation. Just say "Yes", and start a movement that will hopefully end this tragedy.

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?

How Should We Celebrate Our Veteran Heroes

We should honor our veterans and their families, not just one day, but 365 days a year. We should honor them with not just our words, but with our everything.