Healing, One Trigger at a Time

Photo credit: author – the last of the ice on the pond, hopefully A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a dissociative disorder — Dissociative Disorder NOS (not otherwise specified) (DDNOS).  Dissociative disorders exist along a continuum, with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) at the most extreme end and DDNOS…

Dissociative Disorders: Maligned, Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed

Dissociative Disorders are, in general, not well understood by mental health professionals.  In fact, many mental health professionals either do not recognize dissociation when it’s occurring in people, and/or they dismiss it as unimportant or as a form of drama or malingering in people.  I know this because I worked as a mental health therapist…

On Becoming New, Feeling Afraid and Standing Tall

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of Carry on Warrior:  The Power of Embracing your Messy, Beautiful Life.  The book is comprised of Glennon’s extremely revealing, open, honest and humble personal essays in which she works — and I mean works — through her struggles and weaknesses with parenting and other aspects of her personal…