This blog will be partially about my experiences and partially about the way I learned to live with all that has happened to me, especially during the early part of my life. I don’t intend to identify myself on this blog, but it probably isn’t hard to figure out who I am if you need to.
Brief background. I am a middle aged male that went through some pretty extreme events in my life which included physical, sexual and emotional abuse. When I tell my story it sounds like a nightmare but I lived it and came out the other side a better person. I have experienced depression, survived 2 suicide attempts, disassociative episodes and other mental health issues stemming from the abuse. I also currently deal with health issues, the most pressing being chronic pain and frequent kidney stones. If you have ever had a small stone yourself you have experienced what my daily life is like. I still manage to have a full life. Married, work, friends, and hobbies. I believe we can overcome almost anything with the right tool set. I hope to pass on some of my tools so others may benefit from my experiences and get a jumpstart on living.