Hydrotherapy can help

I first learned about hydrotherapy about 40 years ago.  I was actively looking for alternative ways to treat and heal common every day illnesses and problems that invade every household.  I don’t use it on a daily basis so I forgot about it.  This article reminded me how well a hot shower or a soak…

Contradictions in Religion

One of the most insidious and long reaching abuses is often completely ignored or denied.  That is religious abuse. My definition is taking the concept of Heavenly Father, God, and twist it to mean something so horrible that either a person fears God to the point of being unwilling to study the scriptures or pray,…

Wish people knew

Oops, I saved the topic but not the link then closed the window because I thought I saved the link…..heavy sigh.  Brain glitches are so annoying. Early Signs Wish people knew The article listed several symptoms of PTSD that they wished they knew were PTSD.  Instead they went through a time of confusion by their…

I wish they knew

What would you like therapists to know about the experience of DID? Most of this applies to PTSD too.  Fast answer: All of us are real.  Telling me that some of myself is not real pushes me to not believe myself.  I am real, all of me and me and me.  I separated out to…

Reminded myself why

Waiting for our pizza to cook I bought a book to read from the thrift store.  Reminded myself why I am not allowed to read fiction books.  Yup, finished reading it in less than 48 hours.  I would rather read than eat, sleep, exercise, work, sew….reading is my addiction.  I keep to nonfiction I am…

Changed my lens

I was asked a question I am struggling with how to write the answer, “What would you like therapists to know?” The first counselor I worked with was so extraordinary I had a hard time saying anything.  He understood me in ways that I didn’t understand about myself.  He led me to answers, allowing me…

Grieving

These past months heart break touched our family.  Our little granddaughter came to stay on Earth for less than an hour.  I sometimes wish that the old traditions of being allowed to mourn for a year was still in practice.  This is what I am learning.  Today’s culture of everyone must be happy is destroying…