Maizy! Where have you been, Maizy? And what were you doing on this day, Maizy? Where did you get that giant cookie, Maizy? Maizy likes cookies. In fact, Maizy likes so many different kinds of cookies that it is impossible to know which kind of cookie is the very best cookie in the whole world. I happen to be a fan of snickerdoodles. They are my personal favorite. But then again, chocolate-chip cookies are … [Read more...]
Easter Weekend: Sorting through the Layers Within
Hello hello, It's the Easter weekend -- a complicated and conflictual weekend for most dissociative trauma survivors. So many layers of your inside levels will be awakened, aware, involved, wondering, waiting, going, sitting, thinking, watching, feeling, remembering, refusing, believing, fighting, crying, calling, hiding, etc. It's a time of being pulled in dozens of different directions all at once. Lots … [Read more...]
A Painful Mother’s Day – the Cards Not Written
Last week, I couldn’t find the words to write about the struggles that so many dissociative survivors have on Mother’s Day. Sometimes, Mother's Day is a very painful day. In response to that, a dissociative survivor emailed me, and has given me permission to post their thoughts about the painful side of Mother’s Day. Maybe you will relate to these difficult thoughts and painful feelings. Every … [Read more...]
Do You Need Faith to Overcome the Effects of Trauma?
FAITH ??! Do you need faith to overcome the negative effects of trauma? Faith? Isn't that a religious or spiritual term, Kathy? Don’t worry – I’m not a preacher – I’m not going to preach at you. But I do believe in a thing called faith. I do believe there is goodness and light in the world. And I believe there is evil and darkness in the world. There can be many complex, complicated … [Read more...]