Tonight at our Celebrate Recovery meeting the speaker read a devotional in which the author was discussing being stuck in the dark void. The dark void, a place we've been wandering in for months now. In the piece the author mentioned people coming into the void to be with him/her. In that moment I thought… Continue reading Wandering in Darkness
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today I decided to google "multiple personalities and the church" as well as "dissociative identity disorder and the church". What I read there, while mostly articles 10+ years old, was truly disturbing. Most of the articles, spanning many different denominations, were of the opinion that D.I.D is actually demon possession… Continue reading Dissociative Identity Disorder and the Church
The journey begins. We have met someone. Someone who accepts us and is working on understanding dissociative identity disorder. Let's be real. It is a lot to ask of anyone. Charming* is no stranger to mental health challenges. He is not scared away by a trauma background. He has his own challenges in that area,… Continue reading Dating with Dissociative Identity Disorder
So the last 4 months have been complete radio silence. We go through those cycles, unfortunately. Somewhere along the line one of us decides that we're wasting everyone's time by writing things they read when they have much better things to do. Isn't that nice of us, to decide that for people we mostly don't… Continue reading 5 Things We’ve Learned in the last 4 months: Jumping back in
Guys, I have a problem. A problem that many of us in this system share. A problem that we were slapped in the face with on Tuesday night at our CR step study. It turns out that we can write about our feelings, our traumas, our insecurities all day long. It is MUCH harder to… Continue reading Writing as a Method of Avoidance
A better question might be, does it help at all? Honestly, probably not, and yet we do it anyways. Feeling sad? Shut down. Feeling hurt? Keep quiet. Feeling overwhelmed by chaotic happenings inside? Don't share THAT. Anything but that. It used to be that many of us considered it a sign of strength if we… Continue reading How Does Isolation Help?
We clearly haven't been keeping up with our writing. It's not that we don't like it, truthfully we love to write. To come up with an idea and follow it through into text. Some of us sometimes go back and re-read what we've written years ago. We see how much we've grown and changed since… Continue reading Once Upon a Time…
(Content Summary for our readers who have trouble with religion as a topic. This post is mainly about religion and how it teaches us forgiveness. This is a big deal for us and while we'd like to share it with everyone, we acknowledge potential triggers.) Lately, there's been a lot going on in our… Continue reading Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Fear is a real jerk sometimes. It buddies up real close with anxiety and together the two of them get in the way of really experiencing life. Fear stops us in our tracks and causes us to re-evaluate whether something is worth the risk. It allows us to believe the negative self-talk and the negative… Continue reading How to Make Fear Work for Us
Inner Excavation is a book we found at Goodwill. Have I mentioned that Goodwill is our most favorite place to shop? No? Well, now you know, haha. The book is pretty awesome. It's all about exploring yourself through photography, writing, crafting, and mindfulness. Some of us have been following some of the exercises in the… Continue reading Inner Excavation: Learn to Thrive?