DID, dissociative identity disorder, Julie, life

How to Make Stress Balls and Reduce Stress at the Same Time!

Did you catch that? We're making stress balls, AND we are reducing stress. All at once. At the same time. Whoa. So we've been doing this anxiety challenge with the Facebook support group we run. Yesterday was day 16, and day 16 was "Make a stress ball." None of us have ever made a stress… Continue reading How to Make Stress Balls and Reduce Stress at the Same Time!

anxiety, DID, dissociative identity disorder, Rachel

How to Write When Writing Seems Impossible

How to Write When Writing Seems Impossible I had a big post planned for today. It involves split peas, baking soda, balloons, and other crafty type things. Only I never got there. And so far, none of us are getting there. Today is a struggle. It didn't start out that way. It started out with… Continue reading How to Write When Writing Seems Impossible

DID, dissociative identity disorder, Julie

How to Journal Through Depression

How to Journal Through Depression Get a journal of some type (online, offline, notebook, bound book, app, etc) Write There. Simple. Actually, it's not so simple. If it were that simple, we'd all feel much better already. Am I right? So the question becomes how do we journal through our depression? It's a question I… Continue reading How to Journal Through Depression

DID, dissociative identity disorder, life

Ring Around the Crock Pot

I didn't get a before picture. I think most of us have seen it though. That dreaded ugly white ring that forms on the inside of the black crock pots. Now, if any of you have read this blog for any length of time then you already know we aren't schooled in cleaning. We do… Continue reading Ring Around the Crock Pot

DID, dissociative identity disorder, family

Sundays At The Park

Tension and stress in the family added to DID and anxiety is a recipe for failure. Other members of the family struggle with depression and bipolar, which are also exacerbated by tension and stress. Our weekly trips around the Sound are a breath of fresh air and a time to relax, all together, as a family.

anxiety

Productive Days Keeps Anxiety At Bay?

Productive Days Keeps Anxiety At Bay? Maybe. I mean, I think so. I'm no expert on what works for anxiety reduction in the long term. Some days I can barely manage my own anxiety in the moment, and that doesn't include the rest of my system's anxiety. We can be a real hot mess at… Continue reading Productive Days Keeps Anxiety At Bay?