Book Review: “Becoming One ~ A Story of Triumph over Dissociative Identity Disorder” by Sarah E. Olson

I posted this first in April 2015 Publisher: Swan Pond Press Publishing Date: 14 November 2014 Edition: updated 2014 e-book edition of 1997 paperback Genre: non-fiction Formats: e-book, paperback Source: review copy by author in return for an honest review Bees: 6 out of 6 About the story: This is Sarah E. Olson’s account of her healing journey from dissociated survivor of abuse by a … Continue reading Book Review: “Becoming One ~ A Story of Triumph over Dissociative Identity Disorder” by Sarah E. Olson

For all Men who need to speak out and get help ~ #mentalhealth

I published this post first in October 2017 “Stephen Fry, Cedric Anselin, Prince Harry and many more did it! Get help for your #menalhealth”   video credit: Huffington Post via YouTube   Find help here: International ~ Helplines on Mental Health Support UK ~ Helplines on NHS page US ~ Helplines on Getselfhelp Australia ~ Helplines on Healthdirect         Continue reading For all Men who need to speak out and get help ~ #mentalhealth

I wanted to be a manager/Ich wollte Abteilungsleiterin sein

May 2019 It looks like I can leave these feelings and experiences behind at last. Haven’t regretted it one moment that I left last year… August 2017 I still struggle with this experience March 2011 I wanted to be a manager! I thought I would be good at it which in fact I was. Unfortunately for me I have been born with a gentle heart. … Continue reading I wanted to be a manager/Ich wollte Abteilungsleiterin sein

Blast from the Past: Good Morning Writers! ~ I don’t wanna be in that dark place!

May 2019 I never realised in what a bad place I was in the last couple of years until recently. Hopefully, I managed to get out of there now… January 2015 How is your writing going? Are you inspired or in a rather dark place? After a spell of activity and writing like mad, I am going back into the dark places. Winter is always … Continue reading Blast from the Past: Good Morning Writers! ~ I don’t wanna be in that dark place!

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