dissociation
Within dissociation, we can experience depersonalisation, which is the feeling of not being in your own body -– almost as if you are watching your life go by.
therapy
Today's my first free Thursday afternoon in over 3 years, and it feels weird-good.
in

Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30am | 131 comments

trauma
makeup
The word “pretty” makes me cringe, especially when it’s referring, to, uh, me.
trauma
halloween
I still can't get over the time I makeshifted a "waffle outfit."
in

Oct 3, 2012 at 3:42pm | 177 comments

breast cancer
Gibbons was completing a solo circumnavigation of Lake Michigan to raise money for breast cancer survivors. Police and her team think he was probably tracking her via her blog, and used it to find an opportune moment to sexually assault her.
advice
It was a good friend of mine who coined the term “Emotional Stuffing” for this very effective technique I've been using for, well, my entire life.
psychodrama
Why I spent my birthday weekend trying to get in touch with my inner child through an experiental psychodrama workshop, despite the fact that at least 5 of the words in this sentence make me want to drive a glass shard into my throat.
in

May 18, 2012 at 2:05pm | 95 comments

childhood
I call it "Dick Psychology" -- how our initial, childhood interactions with pensies are projected onto every guy we've been with thereafter, whether postive, traumatic or benign.
honesty
I have spent many years refusing to say in so many words that my mom “left” my dad and me. But the fact of the matter is that she did leave, and she did not take me with her.
in

Dec 19, 2011 at 3:00pm | 0 comments