Survivor’s State of Mind

By Dawn Daum Surviving in a detached state, the feels only penetrate so deep. Brain and body on high alert, a constant reminder of how fragile I am. I need reconstructive surgery on my bones, the broken foundation from which I’ve grown. Polarity exists more in my nervous system than in my mind. Thin skinned, hollowed … Continue reading Survivor’s State of Mind


New Resource: A Different Kind of Superhero

We are always looking for new resources to share with you, and today we have a great resource for parents with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I wasn't sure what to expect when I read this book, but I sure didn't expect that it would bring tears to my eyes. It was this page that really got … Continue reading New Resource: A Different Kind of Superhero

The Survivor’s Guide to the Holidays

To start, lower any expectations you have about creating the perfect family holiday to make up for your shitty childhood. Because let’s be honest, there is no making up for that. Let’s make the goal more realistic: just getting through it is fantastic.

Joyelle interviewed on Roundhouse Radio

Editor Joyelle Brandt was interviewed by Jody Vance this week on Roundhouse Radio, where she talked about how to recognize if you or your partner might have PTSD, and understanding common triggers that arise for survivor parents. Listen to the full interview here:   ———————————————————————————————————– Join the Parenting with PTSD newsletter to get the … Continue reading Joyelle interviewed on Roundhouse Radio

Survivor Resources: Heather Tuba

Editors note: Joyelle here! I recently learned of Heather Tuba's e book For the Partners of Childhood Trauma Survivors: 6 simple steps to help you survive and thrive while living with your partner’s traumatic past.  Days later we received a message on our Facebook page from a partner of a survivor and I was so … Continue reading Survivor Resources: Heather Tuba