Today, or tomorrow, my first grandson will be born. He’s not even born yet, and he’s been the center of all things for quite some time. Of course, his arrival is one of the main reasons I’ve come to Texas — I didn’t want to miss those first moments of seeing his precious new life. Or miss the experience watching my son beam with joy when he holds his first son. Or miss the first weeks of complicated … [Read more...]
What if you don’t like being Multiple?
Hi everyone, I selected this article to re-blog because it already has 46 comments connected to it, and links to an article about the benefits of being multiple with 59 comments. Wow !! That tells me y'all have a lot to say about these topics, and I'm certainly interested in hearing more. I'm not multiple, so I don't really have a say. I'm looking forward to hearing from those of you that know all … [Read more...]
What Do You Think about Violence?
Violence. What do you think about violence? It's everywhere in our world. As I'm writing this, there are news headlines about violence and riots in Baltimore Maryland. There have been violent racial riots in St. Louis Missouri making headlines for months. White police have been shooting innocent black men. A black teenager in Oklahoma shot and killed an innocent white Australian man. My news channel just … [Read more...]
Pinwheels to Prevent Child Abuse
Hey Everyone -- I received an email about this, and wanted to pass along the news to you as well. On April 16, 2013, at 9 am, Prevent Child Abuse America will be making a dramatic visual statement in New York City. In their words, they are turning the "Big Apple" into the "Big Pinwheel" by displaying around 5000 pinwheels in Times Square. The pinwheel is the new national symbol for child … [Read more...]
Is THIS Abuse? Yes or No?
Many times I get asked what abuse is. I understand this question, and the need for that question because many of the dissociative survivors who I speak with grew up in such chronically abusive homes that abuse was normal. Normal is just normal to them. What I would define as abuse was their norm, their everyday, their usual, their expected. And once abuse is “just how it is”, it becomes tricky and confusing to … [Read more...]
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