Do You Practice Savior Behavior?

A few years ago, I had a delusion that I was Wonder Woman incarnate and penned these words: “I am thrilled to

Responding to Grief and Coping with Loss: You Can Survive Your Greatest Fears

I wrote Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving because I was angry. Angry that so many of the bereaved

A Season of Understanding My Dissociative Disorder

A poetry retreat got it all started. It was an emotionally intense retreat about finding our voice in response to

The Challenge of Staying High-Functioning While Battling Multiple Mental Illnesses

Recently I was attacked by several people online, saying I must not have “real” mental illness since I am able

How Do You Create Emotional Safety in Your Relationships?

One partner in a couple who have been married nearly four decades, reported that she felt controlled by her husband.

Your Diagnosis Does Not Define You

I’ve been diagnosed, at one point or another, with depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD. It’s an annoying characterization of myself because