Category: changing perspectives

Finding Self-Respect Whether You are Employed or Not

Humans acquire their self-worth from many sources. Beginning in childhood, our parents should be the first to show us both verbally and non-verbally that we are worthwhile and valuable. However, people living with the after-effects of childhood trauma and in the present with severe mental health disabilities did not...

Changing the World Today

I know most of you have seen this quote before but today I’m going to explain what this unknown author’s words mean to me. As a child, I was helpless to stop or control what happened to me. The people who harmed me didn’t care what they were doing...

New YouTube Channel Just for You!

I have finally done it. I have begun a video series on YouTube about DID from my life experiences. I’ll be posting either weekly or bi-weekly videos on YouTube about different  subjects including: Research on DID Diagnosing DID Misdiagnosing DID Coping Skills Learning to Communicate with Your Alters Pitfalls...

We are Not Who Others Say We Are

This picture is from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They have a huge campaign going on to end the stigma against people, like me, who live with mental health challenges. When I saw it, I was immediately reminded of how we can build a bubble of self-esteem...

Help Others to Help Yourself

The Picture Above Has Two Meanings First Meaning: When we encounter children we must remember to help them all we can to avoid or escape highly traumatic situations. If they are being abused or bullied, we need to do whatever is necessary to make sure they do not return...

The Importance of Your Light

I hear from people every week who tell me either through what they say or how they say it that their life is meaningless. They moan that because other people do not see them as valuable, they are valueless. I’m here to state right here on this post that...

The World is a Beautiful Place

If you looked at the picture I posted as a featured image to this post, you might have scoffed and said, “The world is NOT a beautiful place, it is a terrifying, mean and horrible place!” I understand. I was once of that opinion, and you are correct, the...

Your Motivation for Today: Life Keeps Moving

Hi everyone. Time for a little pep talk and motivation. Do you ever feel like life has been and always will be one huge uphill climb? If so, me too. Some days it feels like I climb and climb but never reach where I want to go. I even...

Harnessing Fear to Win

Hi everyone. I apologize for not being here yesterday, but my uncle Arthur was acting up and I was in a lot of pain. Therefore, I took care of myself. I also wanted to explain why I had reposted the article Why Our Men Are Not Okay. I originally...