During this extended time of "Shelter in Place," the COVID-19 quarantine processes, social distancing, closed borders, limited travel, worldwide lock-downs, millions of people, including dissociative trauma survivors, are required to stay home, unable to get out to their normal places of support and interaction. Right now, we are separated from and unable to meet with the people with whom we usually meet. … [Read more...]
Would You Feel Safe Enough to Report Obnoxious Raging Behavior to the Police ?
I want to tell you a true story about something that just happened to me a couple weeks ago. It might be a bit triggery for a few of you — so please know right upfront that I am okay. This story will get a little scary, but it ends okay. I will spare you the nitty-gritty details, but I want to say enough about what happened so we can have a good discussion. Please know to have your older system … [Read more...]
What Does Long-Term Family Violence Do to You?
What happens when you live with violence for years of time? When violence happens every day, or every other day, or every week? How do you cope with that much fear and chaos? How do save yourself from falling into a deep, dark depression? What happens to your sense of trust? What do you do with your own huge feelings? What if you are trapped in that situation and don’t know how to remove … [Read more...]
Doing Lots of Hard Work, in the “Hidden Areas”
Hi Everyone, I'm letting you know I'm still here. :) I'm actually spending hours and hours each and every day working on the "behind the scenes"work that needs to be done to update this blog. It might not look like much upfront, but I promise, I'm here! I'm here! That's not me up there in that picture. Frankly, I look more like this. Ha! . . Many of you have sent in excellent comments and feedback to my … [Read more...]
Happy Holiday Greetings, and Ending those Unhappy Holidays
Happy Holiday Greetings! I hope you have had a great holiday season so far. My hope is that you are making these days as beautiful and special for yourself as you can. There are lots of ways to provide Christmas cheer for your DID system, even if you are in a rough spot. Please read through this blog if you don't know what I'm talking about. There are lots of articles that have ideas for FUN stuff. … [Read more...]
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