Category: Giving Hope to People Living With Dissociative Identity Disorder

Trapped, A Feeling We’ve Known Before

If you are like me, you find staying in your home to feel a bit like being trapped. It’s far too dangerous to venture outside, but you are desperately needing to leave. These feelings are too familiar and highly triggering for me, so I can only imagine what it...

The Children of Covid-19

The coronavirus has impacted the world like no other disease in recent history. Thousands of people have contracted the disease with many dying in the most horrible way possible. There are shortages of supplies and have been systematic hoarding of grocery items and toilet paper. While the media has...

Living Life with Adult Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

We have all been in the classroom with that one child who doesn’t seem to be able to sit still. He or she fidgets constantly and talks out of turn. Their behavior has left us pondering what is wrong. Or, as a child, you can remember trying to sit...

Something Fun-The Coswell Cop

Some of you may not realize it, but I write short stories that are not related to mental health. Who knew! Right? Anyway, I wrote this short story a while back and wanted to share it to help you laugh to break up any boredom or anxiety you may...

Polyvagal Theory and Healing from Childhood Trauma

Those who live with the after-effects of severe childhood trauma understand well how it feels to be continually on the lookout for danger. Some experience this as hypervigilance feeling unsafe no matter who they are with or where they are in life. Polyvagal theory does a wonderful job of...

Coping With Social Distancing and Isolation

I live alone in a three-story apartment building in Springfield Illinois, my state’s capital. Due to the Corona-19 virus threat, I have been locked down in my apartment hiding from the public attempting to keep from getting sick. I have been cooped up in this place since last Thursday...

How To Remain Calm and Well During The Corona-19 Crisis

If you have been watching the media, and I’m certain you have, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the hoarding and warnings to remain in your home. Perhaps you even feel fearful, anxious, or worried because of the threat the virus is bringing to your country, state, or...

This Shit’s Getting Serious

In honor of the run on toilet paper, I’d like to present some really big laughs! Some of the following pictures had me in stitches! Enjoy. Shirley      ...

Toxic Stress, ACEs, and Polyvagal Theory

Stress is a normal part of life that no one can fully escape. However, when stress becomes toxic, it can affect our lives in drastic fashions that may change our life’s outcome. Adverse childhood experiences tie into toxic stress and both can cause considerable harm to both children and...

Let’s Talk About the Fear Response and the Corona-19 Virus

I realize I have already posted about the coronavirus, but this is important information to understand. Please read on and I won’t post about it again unless I feel the need outweighs my sense of good writing. No, this has nothing to do with DID or mental health but...