December 31, 2012
Seasons Greetings to you all!
I know it’s a little late to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, but I just could not resist showing you all this picture of Oliver.
Isn’t Oliver just the most adorable Santa that you’ve seen this year??! Do you see his little red Santa hat and his little red coat?
Ok, so maybe Oliver is a bit grumpy looking for a Santa, but he’s still adorable.
Hmmmm… I wonder why oh why sweet little Ollie Ollie Ollie Boy is looking so grouchy.
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because the holidays are over. Oliver, do you like Christmas?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he didn’t have a good time this holiday season. Oliver, did you have any fun?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he wanted red boots to match his outfit. Oliver, are you missing something?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he wants to be running around in the warm sunshine instead of being wrapped up for blustery cold snowstorms. Oliver, where do you want to be for the holidays?
Maybe Oliver is grumpy because he is sitting by himself. Oliver, do you have any friends to play with today?
Maybe Oliver understands that the holidays are difficult for a lot of people, and maybe he is making a compassionate, empathetic statement for those of you that have struggled through the holidays this year. Oliver, do you know how painful the holidays can be?
Oh Oliver, I wish you could have the very best of days, even if you do feel a little bit grouchy. You are a beautiful little puggy, a precious friend, and oh so very dear to me. I will always love you, Oliver.
Thank you, everyone, for stopping by to see Oliver today. I am sure he is glad that you came to visit with him.
And, may I ask…. how were your holidays?
Did you have a good time? Or do you relate to the not-so-happy Oliver face?
- Would you like to share anything about your experiences the past few weeks?
- What did you get to do?
- What did you like?
- What did you have to do?
- What did you not like?
- What was your very most favorite thing about the 2012 Holiday Season?
- What would you be willing to say to Oliver about how he is feeling about the holidays?
As always, your thoughts and comments and participation are appreciated.
Copyright © 2008-2012 Kathy Broady and Discussing Dissociation
January 1, 2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 31, 2010
Happy New Year!!
Hi Everyone –
How was 2010? Was it a good year for you? Was it a rough year for you? Hmmmm…. Do you remember what kind of year it was for you? (lol, teasing. That’s a joke for dissociative people, lol).
Everyone, quick – check inside. Do they know how your year was?
In all seriousness, if you are unsure or blank, try asking your inner people what the year (or any particular timeframe) was like. What do you hear when you ask them? Do you hear a bunch of responses? Are your insiders remembering things? Are they mentioning things that are different from what you remembered?
Your insiders will remember bits of history that you won’t remember. Incidents that occurred while they were out may very well be contained only in their memory instead of yours. This is why having good internal communication is important. The more you know your insiders, the more you are able to speak with them, or listen to them, the more you can know what has happened in the whole of your life. Talk to your insiders regularly (about the simple, everyday type things) so when you need to know something more specific, you will have the relationship and rapport needed for them to be able to share their history with you as well.
As for 2011…
I wish the best for you.
I wish you peace in your mind.
I wish you moments of quiet, and hours of genuine relaxation.
I hope you will build friendships with your insiders.
I hope that you will find the courage to look behind those blocks.
I hope that you have more kindness and acceptance than you have ever had before.
I challenge you to talk to each and every insider that you have.
I challenge you to reach out to others and help someone else in their healing journey.
I challenge you to improve your health mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
I encourage you to be gentle, and to remember the power of compassion and understanding.
I encourage you to make the world a better place, no matter where you are, or what you’re doing.
What eleven things do you wish and hope for?
I hope that 2011 is truly a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And from Emma – she is sending the warmest of thoughts your way…
From Oliver – he’s celebrating the New Year with a straw, as only silly Oliver can do…
From the snuggly puppies, sleeping in a pile, when they were still about two weeks old.
Are you smiling yet?
Here’s hopes for the happiest of New Years!!
Kathy Broady LCSW
Copyright © 2008-2010 Kathy Broady LCSW and Discussing Dissociation