"Trauma creates changes you don't choose. Healing is about creating change that you do choose". Growing up we did not get the chance to choose what we wanted. Whether it was about what to eat, how we dressed, who our friends were, or anything else. It did not matter if the choice was for something… Continue reading Create a Change You Like
Not Everyone Will Like You...and that is okay! Recently we had this misfortune to find the person we placed trust in was, well, not so trustworthy. It seems that one thing would be said to pacify me and let me feel safe, while at a different time discrediting that very statement. I know that is… Continue reading Trust…and Second Chances
"This isn't a competition, we all deserve support and recovery." I love this blurb. It's probably one of favorite. In a group I am in, earlier today there was a thread talking about trauma and what causes DID. There were people commenting on how "that is not traumatic enough to cause DID". Umm, really? There… Continue reading It’s all subjective…
Hmmm, I want to believe the bird is putting part of their trust in that branch as well... A bird lands on a branch. They land on a branch and expect that branch to hold them up. There is some level of trust the branch is strong enough to support their weight and hold them… Continue reading Believe in Me? Are You Serious?
Sure we have a Valentine, that someone special in our life. Actually with having DID, several alters have a special someone (but that is a topic for later). This year, take a moment and fall in love with yourself! Make yourself a priority today. Do something special for you. We took a moment and walked… Continue reading I Am My Favorite Valentine
You are amazing! Sometimes it is important to hear this. Sometimes it needs to be heard. So if you are struggling and having a hard time, please know you are not alone. You are amazing and brave and wonderful, simply because you woke up today, put your feet on the floor, and are making an… Continue reading You are Amazing!
Do you notice your inner critic? What are you telling yourself? I am ugly. I am stupid. I will never amount to anything. People were right about me, I am a failure. My eyes are too small. My thighs are too large. My tummy has too many fat rolls. We stand in front of a… Continue reading What are you telling yourself
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. - Dr. Seuss Memories. We all have them. Sometimes those memories are positive, and sometimes they are negative. For a survivor, memories can be triggering at times. And at other times, a single memory can all inclusive. For instance, I… Continue reading Memories: In between the good and bad
No. Nope. Not I. Not Now. Not Anymore. I am Daring to be Different. I am an author. I am a mother.I am a person.I am a wife.I am a sister. I am a daughter.I am a niece.I am a friend.I am an entrepreneur. So many common ways to describe who I am. But I… Continue reading Daring To Be Different
Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of our mind, feelings, and emotions. One of the hardest things we have needed to learn was it is okay to let go of people who hold you back. Let go of people who hurt you. Let go of people who try to… Continue reading Let Go of Toxic People