Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to take this minute to offer my heartfelt hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Now for some funny stuff to make you laugh....

Holiday Time After Experiencing Trauma

I wish to apologize ahead of time (or not) for the gifs you will see with this piece but I needed to lighten the subject a bit. Come on folks, let us make the holidays this year special. We all deserve it after the year we’ve had. Please, stay...

Yes, You are Good Enough

Survivors who struggle with DID and complex post-traumatic stress disorder often fight feelings of being inferior or not good enough. We focus so much on our downfalls and mistakes that we lose sight of the good things we do and the positive traits we bear. In this piece, we...

Are You Good Enough to Deserve Love?

As children, many survivors faced not receiving love from their caregivers without paying a tremendous price, and even then, it wasn’t true love. This lack of attention and care left most abused and mistreated children living in a limbo of desiring the love they deserved. In this article, we...

The Twin Destroyers of Healing: Shame and Self-Hatred

Healing from a childhood so full of trauma that it causes dissociative identity disorder (DID) is incredibly difficult and the road is hard and long. The two greatest destroyers of the healing process that poison our minds and keep us from progressing as we should are shame and self-hatred....

Are You Feeling “Good Enough”?

If you were raised in a trauma filled home, you may have grown up not knowing how you fit into the world. Some days you may feel that you do not belong on planet earth and that you were a mistake. This series is dedicated to the fact that...

Growing Up with Inappropriate Parents

Parents are the most powerful force in a child’s life molding them into the humans they will become as adults. With the appropriate amount of parental guidance and love, children grow up to be healthy both emotionally and physically. However, what happens when parents are not consistent in their...

Moving On After Healing

Surviving severe trauma in childhood is an identity that many of us cling to because it gives us something to recognize ourselves by. For so many years we lived in a world where our needs were not recognized nor met by parents who were self-involved and only looked upon...

The Benefits and Consequences of Becoming Emotionally Intelligent

Emotional intelligence (EI) involves the ability to identify, understand, use, and manage your emotions. Having high emotional intelligence skills can help you communicate better, resolve conflicts, empathize with others, and reduce anxiety plus stress. Your emotional intelligence greatly affects the quality of your life as it influences your relationships...

Changing the Statistics of Suicide

***Trigger Warning*** The following article contains many references to suicide and death by suicide that may not be suitable for some people. If you are easily disturbed by such a topic, please, do not read any farther.   The month of September was suicide awareness month and I have...