Thank you

Thank you God (goddesses, universe, all of you….).  My heart filled with gratitude instantly this morning when I looked up from my computer and saw the view outside my window. Yours, A.

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…

How to Make Friends

Having difficulty making friends is a painful truth not often talked about by adults.  For those of us impacted by childhood abuse and neglect, mistrust of others — whether or not we’re aware of it — can be a big problem.  It wasn’t until I was well into my forties that I learned I’d been…

This is what Healing Looks Like

I find SO much wisdom and inspiration in the following post from Danielle LaPorte.  “As we haul our psyche up the next peak of clarity….. we become unrecognizable while we’re reassembling our identities….. ugly terror and resentment in between our power moments….” I hope you find wisdom and inspiration in it, too.  Here is the…

When Life is a Detour

Amy Oestreicher suffered sexual abuse by a trusted mentor followed by severe medical issues.  In this Tedx Talk, she speaks about finding flowers on the detours of life.  Her story is very sad, but I found some solace and inspiration in her spirit, and in the “flowers” she has collected on her journey.  xo Annie….