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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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6 Life Lessons My Vacation Taught Me

Summertime often means long-awaited vacations and holiday excursions to take us away from the real world and give us a chance to relax and unwind.  It has been no different for me.  Recently I took a vacation to sunny Tampa, Florida, and I found myself in situations of which I would never dream.  I learned some valuable life lessons that I can use, not just on vacation, but also to my life beyond the sandy beach.  Below are six life lessons my vacation taught me.  Don’t go anywhere until you read them first. Life Lesson 1: Make the best of a …

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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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On the personal

How Grief Can Be a Blessing for Those Mourning

[convertkit form=5156465]   Grief.  It can cause numbness, emptiness, shock, abandonment, depression, crying, exhaustion, confusion, and much more.  If such pain is brought on by grief, who would think of themselves as  lucky when they lose someone they dearly love?  But being lucky is the conclusion toward which I’m slowly reaching.   For almost a month, I’ve been mired in grief and the accompanying depression and sadness that ebbs and mostly flows with the loss and mourning of my mom.  The overwhelming grief for my mom is a monster for which nothing could have prepared me; however, my perspective is …

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Week in Review Using Gifs

My Week In Review Using Gifs ~ Week 3

Week beginning Monday, January 15, 2018. Welcome to my week in review for the second week of January.  This is a weekly Sunday series where I discuss what I’ve done how my week has been using Gifs.  Please view this post on my website instead of WordPress Reader or email because you will not be able to see the Gifs. I hope you find it interesting, entertaining, and funny! Monday I wanted to work some on my blog, but I wasn’t feeling well that day. It’s still a mystery. I had an emergency appointment with my psychiatrist because my anxiety …

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Throwback Thursday

TBT ~ Metaphor ~ A Comparison Between Then and Now

Welcome to Throwback Thursday where I find a blog post that is at least five years old and compare how I was doing back then to how I am doing now. The following piece entitled “Metaphor” is a poem I wrote on December 26, 2012, comparing myself to the act of writing and story-telling.  I use writing to describe how I’ve been altered, revised, and changed.  Though this piece deals with aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, there is an overall theme to which everyone can relate.  Please read the passage; my comments and comparisons between then and now will follow. …

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