Survivor Saturday ~ Helplines & Homepages to get you through holidays and other tough times

January 2019 I know Christmas is over but you might need help at all times of the year. That is why I post this one again in January. December 2016 Christmas is supposed to be a time of cheerfulness and happy experiences. The sad truth is though that, Christmas is a difficult time if you are a survivor of abuse. So often abuse has happened … Continue reading Survivor Saturday ~ Helplines & Homepages to get you through holidays and other tough times

Blast from the past: Notes from a Survivor

January 2019 It is nearly a year that I stopped working at the supermarket and while it was not a particularly auspicious decision for our finances it certainly is for my mental health. I did not enjoy Christmas 2018 particularly because of all the emphasis of buying more and more but I was fully, entirely and enormously grateful not having to experience it again working … Continue reading Blast from the past: Notes from a Survivor

QUOTE of the Day ~ Dissociation

“Fear and anxiety affect decision making in the direction of more caution and risk aversion… Traumatized individuals pay more attention to cues of threat than other experiences, and they interpret ambiguous stimuli and situations as threatening (Eyesenck, 1992), leading to more fear-driven decisions. In people with a dissociative disorder, certain parts are compelled to focus on the perception of danger. Living in trauma-time, these dissociative … Continue reading QUOTE of the Day ~ Dissociation

Vitamin D and Mental Health ~ Randi Fredricks, Ph.D on YouTube

December 2016 It’s winter in the northern hemisphere and clinical as well as seasonal depression is more of a problem than usual. That is why I repost this entry to give some ideas on how you can boost your mood. May 2016 Last year I went to see my GP to ask her about the influence certain vitamins and minerals may have on my mental … Continue reading Vitamin D and Mental Health ~ Randi Fredricks, Ph.D on YouTube

Why not just let go/ Warum nicht einfach gehen lassen

October 2018 This still affects me. I still look over my shoulders now and again and feel followed. I hope the person has moved on now… October 2011 Some of us left someone but that someone does not want to let go. They still email even though you have made pretty clear that you do not wish to be contacted by the person. They ask … Continue reading Why not just let go/ Warum nicht einfach gehen lassen

The big four zero/ Die grosse Null nach der Vier

October 2018 The big five zero is rapidly approaching and I am still working on it. But I think I am getting there 🙂 May 2011 It is 7 months now that I hit the big four zero. I always thought I would enjoy it as you grow a bit more relaxed with a bit more life experience. But alas there goes my dream. One … Continue reading The big four zero/ Die grosse Null nach der Vier