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...

Some News for You

I rarely write about my blogsite or my professional life, but here I go. First of all, allow me to apologize to those who are getting redirected when you attempt to log onto my site here on WordPress. Both WordPress and I are working on the problem and will...

Men and Suicide

Talking about suicide to save lives ***TRIGGER WARNING*** This piece discusses suicide and suicidal ideation, and some people might find it disturbing. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please, contact your physician, go to your local ER, or call the suicide prevention hotline in your country. For...