It Isn’t Over, Until It’s Over

I've spent several of the past few years contemplating my life and the future, and I've come to one very important conclusion. Life isn't over, until it's over. While this simple phrase may not sound like much to some, to we who have survived severe trauma in childhood, it is a revelation. We were held [...]

Some Autumn Humor!

Despite global warming, the temperatures here in central Illinois are finally beginning to chill. It's raining as I sit writing this piece, and a chilly wind is blowing. I thought it would be a good morning to celebrate autumn by posting some jokes and funny gifs. Try not to boo too loudly, okay? Enjoy! Q: [...]

This is Just the Tip of the Iceberg of Successes Yet to Come!

Last week I was published in a journal and today I received news that an interview I gave has been published! I am humbled and honored. Thanks for all the support! Interview with Shirley J. Davis

Embracing Change

Change is a part of life none of us can escape. From the day we are born until the day we die, we will face changes in our lives. Some of these transformations will be ones we will easily embrace, others not so much. To be terrified of change is to be afraid to live. [...]

In Case You Missed It!

Below you'll find a picture of the key concepts learned from the Who Moved My Cheese Video I posted the other day. What lessons!! If you haven't watched it yet, you really should take a few minutes and do so. It is marvelous!    

Escaping from the Cage of Childhood Trauma

I’ve spent a lot of time trapped in my own morass of emotions. True, the traumatic things that happened in my childhood first put me in the quagmire of self-pity and fear I have lived in, but later in life I chose of my own volition to remain there. As an adult, I found myself [...]

A Video With a Whopper of a Message!!

I watched a video today that was in awe. It covers so many topics! Change is inevitable. If you keep doing the same thing over-and-over again expecting a different result, you’ll never experience success! Fear of the unknown can paralyze you! Facing your fears and doing what you are afraid of anyway feel really freaking [...]

When Your Locus is Out of Control

Locus of control is a state of mind where we place our belief in how the outcomes of our lives internally or externally. Looking for someone else to make us happy is external locus of control, and a recipe for disaster. Looking inward for control over our lives and destiny is preferable, but must be [...]

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 [...]