Ringing in 2021 with Some Uplifting Music!

2020 has been a tough year for all of us. I decided to concentrate this post on some uplifting and positive music to lift our spirits and put a smile on our faces. Granted, some of the songs below are older, but the messages they carry are marvelous and...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Its Interaction with Complex Trauma

In the last article in this series of four posts written for the CPTSD Foundation on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and complex trauma, we examined together with the definitions and each of their symptoms. As a short recap, seasonal affective disorder is a form of major depression that affects...

My Experience with SAD

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD for short, is a form of major depression that I have experienced all my life. My suffering usually begins around late October and ends in early May. All the time between I feel sluggish, tired, out of sorts, down, and very much unlike myself....

What to Do to Bring Peace to an Angry System

Many survivors living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) have a unique set of problems associated with having one or more alters who exhibit anger toward the host and the others in the system. That’s what this article is about today. I will cover my experiences dealing with angry and...

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...