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...

Fear, Survivors, and the Corona-19 Virus

I would be remiss if I did not write a post concerning the Corona-19 virus and how it affects those who have severe mental health conditions like dissociative identity disorder. However, I am a firm believer that fear is not only detrimental to people with DID and other mental...

Do You Know The Difference Between Selfishness and Self-Respect

People who have a mental health condition often find themselves in relationships that require too much of them to the point that they leave themselves out of the picture. This article will focus on the differences between being selfish and having the self-respect to take care of yourself first....

Shame, Blame, and Polyvagal Theory

How many times have we heard of people who were raped or otherwise violated being accused in their attacker’s trial of not fighting or running away? The survivor, instead of receiving sympathy and justice, is instead bombarded inside the court and out with shame and blame. This article will...

I’ve Been Very Busy

Once again I find myself needing to apologize for my absence. My life has picked up pace and I’m away from home a lot so that means my computer is inaccessible. However, the good news is I’m finally putting my life back together after working on DID and other...

Poly What? Understanding Polyvagal Theory

I apologize for not being here as much as I should but I’ve been very busy. I’m volunteering now three days a week and writing for the CPTSD Foundation, another group (both paid gigs), and writing grants. I’m excited to be so busy but my blog has suffered. Please,...

Eating Disorders are Not Just for Women

Society has stereotypically viewed eating disorders as only affecting teenage girls and women. However, one in three people who form an eating disorder (ED) are boys or men. This article will examine how EDs affect male victims and how they can defeat these life-threatening disorders. The Problem There are...

The Worst Enemies That Multiples Face

I wanted to write a personal post today about two enemies of multiples that all of us know about, but we tend not to speak about them; denial, and self-doubt. Let’s look at this subject and I’ll enclose some firsthand experiences with denial and self-doubt to show you that...

Research on the Causes of Eating Disorders

In piece two of the series on eating disorders I wrote for the CTPSD Foundation, we have already explored how dopamine and serotonin play vital roles in influencing eating disorders. In this article, we’re going to take a closer examination of what happens in the brains of those who...

The Health Consequences of Eating Disorders

This is part two in my five-part series on eating disorders I am writing for the CPTSD Foundation.  Eating disorders (EDs) are insidiously destroying some lives and greatly restricting others. However, eating in secret and feeling guilt are not the only consequences of having an eating disorder. There is...