This past therapy session, I talked to my therapist about some things that had been going on in headworld between parts where there was a little bit of tension. Her advice was minimal, but one thing she said really impacted us positively. She brought up something about us parts all being allies with one another. … Continue reading Working Together
Every time I move into a new bag/purse I have the idea to put in a system emergency kit. Kind of like a coping kit I can take with me, full of items I’d just like to carry around with me. This time I’ve made it my goal to look for things that I’ll need … Continue reading System Purse Plan
Looping is what I call getting a song or thought stuck in your head so that it plays on repeat. I'm sure that's normal for people whether or not they're trauma survivors. Looping in my mind though means having the song be there on purpose not just randomly. In our system, we call it the … Continue reading Looping and Blanket Songs
So the other day I went into Michaels and was drawn to the planner section, as always. I had never tried a spiral-bound Recollection planner and was more looking for Happy Planner stuff by MAMBI. There were so many in there that were so colorful and just seemed so cool looking that I started to … Continue reading System Planning.
April can be a hard month for a lot of trauma survivors. With Easter being at the beginning of the month, and spring playing peek-a-boo with chilly rain, trauma survivors sometimes feel a little (or a lot) down. I know for me April the month is just hard, and I want to share how I've been … Continue reading Four Ways To Fight Trauma Anniverseries (and win)
Since I actually did some planning ahead this month I decided to do a plan with me! I have a lot of D.I.D related stuff in my Bullet Journal, so be warned any planner people may be a bit confused by what's in here. First, I started with a cover page. I never usually … Continue reading March Plan With Me!
Medical talk trigger warning!! This past week we have been preparing for and having our colonoscopy and endoscopy. The procedure itself was easier than we expected. Though the leading up to and the after effects were not as easy. I will give one piece of advice, never take the colonoscopy prep drink with the flavor … Continue reading Where We’ve Been
After reading that book from my last blog post over the past couple of days and having written a review of it I figured it would be good to post some of the things I do to help my kid parts with anxiety. As of late, we've been terribly anxious, kid parts especially. It's been … Continue reading Anxiety Relief for Kid Parts
Sometimes when people love each other very much and can’t be around each other very often or at all they get lonely. It’s a strange kind of loneliness, a longing is really the best way to describe it. In our system, we get this a lot, full force with each other. Though it may sound … Continue reading Invisible String
For the last five or so days a protector has been fronting the majority of the time. It's been draining, not for the entire system, but for us protectors who aren't normally fronting for everyday tasks. Below are some tips Squall and I have found that help out protectors to stay calm and act "normal" when … Continue reading Self Care For Protectors