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Becoming More Resilient

Learning to Become Resilient Dealing with loss and change cannot be avoided; they are inevitable parts of life. Everyone experiences setbacks, with some being minor and others being highly traumatic and life-altering. Resilience is what helps people through challenges through psychological strength, the ability to cope, and the capability...

Coexisting Diagnoses and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a difficult enough diagnosis to live with due to the chaos and fear that often accompanies it. Add other mental or physical health problems to the mix, and you have a recipe for misery. This article will speak about common coexisting diagnoses and how...

The Difference Between Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth

As stated in article one of this series on resiliency, according to the American Psychological Association, resiliency is: “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors....

Got Resiliency?

Much research has been done on the topic of this series of posts in February 2021. Scientists want to understand how people who go through sometimes horrific events often overcome adversity and seem to thrive afterward. In this first part of the series, we’ll discuss what resiliency is and...

Overcoming Emotional Flashbacks

Emotional flashbacks are a common symptom for people live with the diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. Because of this fact, I thought it vital to delve into how to overcome them.   Emotional flashbacks take a horrendous toll on those who experience them. To feel like you are in...

The Long-Term Effects of Abandonment

One of the most egregious behaviors a parent or other caregiver can do to a child is to abandon them, allowing them to suffer alone. The damages done to the child when grown are significant and should not be ignored. In this article, we shall examine together what childhood...

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....