Quick Thought to Consider: I had a conversation this week that reminded me of a very important "thinking spot" for trauma survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Which is worse -- being multiple? Or being dissociative? With multiplicity, you are leading a life combined with lots of others inside, making everything a plural existence. Being dissociative -- in the way that I am … [Read more...]
Dual Mask – A Picture of Dissociative Identity Disorder
The artwork featured in this blog article is just so stunning that I've come back to look at this page time and time and time again throughout the years. I love the contrasting colors, and there is so much depth in what first appears to be simplicity. It's wonderful! So today, I pick this article to re-blog, not because of what I wrote, but because of the strength and beauty of this painting about … [Read more...]
Discussing Dissociation, Five Years Later
Five years. Yes, five. December 2013 marks the five year anniversary of the Discussing Dissociation blog. Five years. FIVE years already already. Wow. Where does the time go? At this moment, there are over 200 articles written about dissociative disorders, and over 3400 comments from the people who understand dissociative disorders better than anyone else in the world -- thank you for your comments, … [Read more...]
Are Newborn Babies Born with Innocence and Purity? How about You?
You probably thought I was going to talk about kids, or children, or babies. And I might. But first, what about newborn puppies? This post is partly for fun -- because you know I just can’t resist sharing more pictures of my puppies ! But to be fair, I do have a few thoughts related to trauma issues when I look at these pictures. I am starting to think that I might just have to make a “puppy series”. :) First, … [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...]
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