Once Again, Life Isn’t Easy, Life Isn’t Fair

  I wrote this article several months ago. I received a huge response in ways I had not anticipated. There were those who were interested and glad to hear what I had to say. But, there were those who grew extremely angry with me for what I said. So, being the sucker for punishment that [...]

I’m Learning to Take Responsibility

  This piece may trigger anger or even rage in some of my readers, because I am going to speak on the subject of who is responsible for the actions of a DID system.  I don't believe in pussy-footing around, so be forewarned. Your toes might get stepped on. My hope is that after you [...]

Ivory Garden DID Support Group and Chat

I have been privileged to belong for many years to an online support group called Ivory Garden. Through it I have found lasting friendships and hope that has helped to carry me to where I am in my new life after trauma.   There are those who think that this site is like other dissociative [...]

Grounding Techniques to Stay in Today

One of the hardest parts of having lived through severe childhood trauma is the ways it affects daily adult life. Flashbacks, depression, negativity and feelings of needing to escape are only a few of them.   How can we mitigate these life-altering side effects? Grounding techniques.   There are as many methods to grounding as [...]

Journaling, A Window to Your Soul

I’m have not been one who enjoys journaling. In fact, I’ve told my now retired therapist that I was going to journal many times, but only did for a short time. Eventually, she dropped the whole idea.   However, in my recent crisis I found journaling a wonderful way to get out of my head [...]

KATHY BROADY

A Wonderful Website by Cathy Brody, MSW

Learning to Live with DID

First, let me begin this post with an apology.   Several months ago, I stated I was going to begin a series of posts about the ten stages involved with learning to live with the effects dissociative identity disorder. However, life got in the way and I didn’t carry through with that promise.   Well, [...]

Welcome to the Real World, Shirley Jean Davis

Everyone has bad times, even Shirley Jean Davis.

Body Image and DID

There are many parts of living with dissociative identity disorder that is difficult. They include not knowing from moment to moment if you have lost time, facing people who are upset because you have no idea what they are talking about and the never-ending fight to stay ahead of depression and anxiety. However, one of [...]

Time for Inspiration

We all need inspiration sometime. I am no exception.