Looking forward

In thinking about depression the last few days it occurs to me that so much of the battle to overcome it is simply about looking forward instead of back. I think this is obviously the case in depression caused by an abusive childhood, or any other kind of trauma, but I think it’s also true…

Private Hells

I saw this post at Robert Scoble’s today, where he talks about the private struggles of people’s lives. Lives that you might be tempted to assume are quite perfect, but which really aren’t. It reminded me very much of why this blog exists. I spent so many years feeling like I was the only person…

Disclosure

In reading over some of the entries and comments from the first carnival against child abuse, I was struck by the juxtaposition of two things. One, a comment listed in the carnival by Carolyn Lehman: “You can never anticipate the aftermath of speaking out.” The other from a post on Sonnie Daze which talks about…

Dissociation

I got a comment on my last entry from Ophelia, and I wanted to post my response here, and also ask any others who have been diagnosed with any level of dissociation to share their own thoughts. First her comment: can you write more about the dissociation? i was diagnosed with PTSD and i have…

A little reading

I got an email last week from Robert Eggleton, about a novel he has written, Rarity from the Hollow: [quote]Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, is a victim of child abuse from an impoverished hollow of a rural state who overcomes by empowering others and ends up saving the universe. She is a composite character based on…