. *** trigger warning for dissociative trauma survivors *** The collage and the material discussed in this blog is emotionally intense and could be triggering. Please be sure that you are in a safe place before reading further. . Trauma survivors with dissociative identity disorder often have to live a double life. There is the public face, full of pretty smiles and general surface chatter that says “I’m fine”, … [Read more...]
Land of the Free?
For folks in the USA, it’s the July 4th holiday weekend. Barbecues, picnics, swimming parties, and fireworks are happening all over the country. Red, white, and blue stars and stripes are visible in every direction. It’s a fun holiday – most people are in festive moods. The point of the Independence Day holiday is to celebrate freedom. It’s about being free, living in a land that is free, … [Read more...]
Who Really Did It? Re: Teen Dating Abuse
The advertising for General Hospital's segment on teen violence / teen dating abuse** caught my attention. I decided I would check out this "Must See Week!" since the topic is such an important one, especially after all the media coverage of the Chris Brown / Rhianna abusive incident. Today's teenagers do need to know about domestic violence issues, and I was hoping that General Hospital would do the topic … [Read more...]
Externalizing Responsibility vs. Internalizing Responsibility
Externalizing Responsibility What an interesting phrase. Externalizing responsibility is when someone fails to accept personal responsibility for the messes they make or for the problems they cause. It is also failing to accept personal responsibility for the situations they find themselves in. Internalizing responsibility is personally taking on the responsibility for what happens (in the past, present, … [Read more...]