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Me Vs. Anxiety – A Need-to-Watch Video

I have another great video for you to watch.  This time we poke fun at the anxiety voice in our heads.  I hope you caught the first video I shared on Wednesday regarding what it would sound like if we said to those with physical issues what people say to us with mental needs. You can find that funny post here!   Please watch this funny but painfully true video about life with anxiety. Thank you to Tiffany from Juggling the Jenkins Blog where you may reach her on Facebook @jugglingthejenkins blog or her website @ www.jugglingthejenkins.com.   I hope you can …

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SURVIVING VS THRIVING WITH DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

Do you call yourself a survivor or a thriver? What does it mean to survive and thrive? One dictionary defines the word "survive" as continuing to live or to simply exist1. Another dictionary defines "survive" as to live through a dangerous situation 2. For those of us with dissociative identity disorder, surviving comes naturally. Developing DID was our only means of survival as children. As adults, could there be more for us than just surviving DID? Are we just going to live with DID, endure and get by with its many complications? Is surviving all there is to life? Could we actually learn to thrive with DID, to prosper, flourish, and succeed? What is the difference in surviving and thriving with dissociative identity disorder?

This is my latest post published on HealthyPlace.com.  Whether or not you have dissociative identity disorder, the principles that move one from a survivor to a thriver are the same and can apply to anyone. Do you call yourself a survivor or a thriver?  What does it mean to survive and thrive?  One dictionary defines the word “survive” as continuing to live or to simply exist1. Another dictionary defines “survive” as to live through a dangerous situation 2.  For those of us with dissociative identity disorder, surviving comes naturally. Developing DID was our only means of survival as children. As adults, could …

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About Alter Switching in Dissociative Identity Disorder

For those of us with dissociative identity disorder, we experience extreme parts of ourselves that have their own thoughts, opinions, beliefs, wishes, needs, etc. If you have DID or know someone with DID, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms for when someone with DID is switching alters and what you can do to help.

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“Must we Process All Trauma to heal?”

Do we need to remember and process all traumatic memories in order to heal from dissociative identity disorder (DID)?  When it comes to the complicated disorder of DID, there frequently are more questions than there are answers, and the explanation of the above question is no less difficult.  Before I provide an answer, it is important to understand the way our emotional traumatic memories work and what it actually means to process and heal from them.

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The Appearance of Numbness Incarnate

It’s been 4 months ago today that I unexpectedly lost my mom to the monster death.  Grief seeps isolation and loneliness from my bones.  I’m not depressed.  I’m not sad.  I am numb.  Completely devoid of emotion.  Just going through the motions. I have no word to express of my own.  Feeling numb and grieving creates this void in my mind, encourages a vast emptiness that craves words, thoughts, and self-expression, and no matter how long I knock on the door of emotion, I am denied access to my feelings and words.  I am forced to borrow the sentiment of …

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3 Blogging Goals to Make 2018 My Most Successful Year Ever

Neil Patel said that blogging is like fishing.  “Some people do it all the time and never catch anything . . . while others catch everything.”  I am one who never catches anything, so I’ve decided to do something about it. Writing blogging and branding goals is not everyone’s cup of tea; it’s not mine either.   However, I am extremely passionate about my blog.  I want to reach people, inspire people, help people, and teach people through my own experience to live the best life possible, especially those struggling with mental illness.  However, I don’t feel I am reaching my …

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10 Ways to Take Back Your Power

      There is something we all have in common no matter where we’re from or what we’ve been through:  most of us have the desire for power and control over ourselves and our life and circumstances.  Perhaps events in your life have you feeling victimized, or maybe your circumstances have left you  feeling powerless and helpless.   If you feel this way, you are not alone.  It is time to take back your power! Power over our life is a deep need we all have, but some feel they are lacking the power to influence or effect a change …

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