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Dissociative Amnesia and Its Consequences In the Lives of Survivors

Everybody forgets that is a fact of life. You might forget where you placed your car keys or where you last saw the dog’s leash; that is ordinary forgetting. Dissociative amnesia is different. It is a condition that is trauma-based and can disrupt a person’s life. This article shall...

Emotional Flashbacks

You walk into your living room after getting out of bed in the morning feeling apprehensive and afraid, but there is nothing to be afraid of that you can observe. An overwhelming sense that something terrible is about to happen permeates your thoughts, and you do not feel at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...