Hotmail! This mailbox on the side of the road is clever. Silly. Ridiculous. Funny. What a nice way to get your mail each day. It's big enough for mail, and probably waterproof too. And certainly creative. This Hotmail Mailbox made me giggle so I had to share it, just for fun. You might think there could not be any parallels with Dissociative Identity Disorder in this picture but a few thoughts have … [Read more...]
Who’s Looking at You In the Mirror?
The following drawing is a DID survivor’s response to my question: Can you picture dissociative identity disorder? *** If you are a dissociative trauma survivor, please read the following article with caution. Some of the topics presented in this blog article could create an emotional reaction from your internal system as several difficult but important topics are mentioned. Please be sure to … [Read more...]
Picturing DID/MPD – From_Ashes
This series showing different ways that dissociative trauma survivors picture themselves is proving to be very interesting. This current picture is no exception. "From_ Ashes" Besides being a wonderful picture showing incredible artistic talent, "From_Ashes" says a lot about being dissociative and having a dissociative disorder. Please know that I do not personally know this artist … [Read more...]
Can You Picture Dissociative Identity Disorder?
What is it like to live with Dissociative Identity Disorder? How does it feel to have Dissociative Identity Disorder? What do you wish others could understand about DID? Have you found it hard to put the experience of Dissociative Identity Disorder into words? Sometimes pictures say a thousand words. Dissociative Identity Disorder can be hard to explain in words, … [Read more...]
10 Life-Lessons I’ve Learned from Multiples, part 1
No, I'm not a multiple. I do not have multiple personalities. I do not have Dissociative Identity Disorder. But I know multiples very well. I am a trauma therapist who has worked almost exclusively with people with dissociative disorders. I met my first DID survivor 30 years ago. Since then, I have met more multiples than I can count, and I have spent hours and hours and hours each week -- and most … [Read more...]