"I'm getting better in my time. Not yours" Never let anyone tell you how fast or how slow to go. Not in therapy, not in life. When trying to heal from abuse and trauma, there is a lot of uncovering and learning about the past which takes places. This can be re-traumatizing in a way.… Continue reading Fighting On My Time
"It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth" - Tocqueville When we saw this meme, we thought how true it is for victims of abuse, especially for children. It is easier for people to believe a parent did not abuse their kid than it is to believe a… Continue reading Believe the Unbelievable
Raise Awareness. Self Harm is not always what you think. ...This post is about self-harming and may be triggering for some... Today is March 1st, and it is also Self-Harm Awareness Day. Today is a day set aside to raise awareness, however, this issue should be talked about and discussed a lot more than it… Continue reading Self-Harm Awareness Day
"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