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My first experience with dissociation

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When I was a child, I loved cartoons. The first thing I did when I came home from school, was turning on the tv to not miss any of my shows. My all-time favorite was “Sailormoon”. It was about a girl trying to save the world together with four other girls. I only realized later, that this was the first time I learnt about different parts being pieces of one entity. The four girls had different abilities related to the elements: Earth, wind, fire and water. And Sailormoon, my heroine, was the one who brought them all together.


The most recent experience I`ve had when it comes to cartoons that made me think about  dissociation was when I saw was “Inside out” by Pixar. In this movie, we experience how a girl struggles with different emotions. We “see” the emotions in her mind, and follow them as they try to work together instead of sabotaging each other.

Off course, movies and cartoons like these were probably not based on dissociation-theories, but they do show how important it is to integrate different parts of ourselves. I loved Sailormoon, since she was how I wanted to be. And still, 20 years later, she is the manifestation of my dream.

It takes time to grow up, for some more than others. This does`t mean that growing up late is a bad thing. It just means that it was harder getting there, and for that reason more rewarding because it proves how strong we are. For those who managed to integrate all the confusing aspects of life at an early stage, things come naturally. Maybe they are happy earlier, but on the other hand: Might it not be that the people who had to wait and fight for happiness, appreciate life more when they finally get there?

Planning ahead 

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I have a really bad headache but hope that the paracetamol will kick in soon. I have so many things to organize! My list is getting shorter every day. Next Tuesday I’m organizing a day in the park for families with free barbeque-food and refreshments. I have to buy a lot of stuff and need to find people willing to volunteer. I have already recruited some people and hope more will be willing to help. In addition to barbequing, there will be face painting and competing.  I really hope that the weather will be good! The weather forecast predicts cloudy weather with a bit of sun, but it can suddenly change. If it starts to rain, we can end the event earlier and postpone it. I want to try to organize something like this later this summer, too, and hope that we can get some sponsors. Luckily there are many energetic people here, that want to make life better for others. I hope that organizing activities like these for everyone, will bring people together. Mental health depends on living a meaningful life together with others, and if you manage to inspire anxious and lonely people, they get a chance to heal. gandhiyoumustbethechange

Like I have written before, I want medication to just be a supplement to more extensive therapy. In my view, we also need to change attitudes and prejudices influencing us at an unconscious level. The best way to do this, is by engaging people and empowering them. Marthin Luther King and Gandhi, both inspired others and changed attitudes step by step. So can we.

Førde in 2025: Planning how our city will look in the future. We need more activities, buildings and roads.
Førde in 2025: Planning how our city will look in the future. We need more activities, buildings and roads.

The versatile Blogger Award

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Yesterday I was on a board-game tournament when I wanted to just check my blog, as I have become a real blog-addict lately. I love blogging, since I am fond of writing and find it very calming when I am upset. When I logged in this time, there was a pleasant surprise waiting. One of my readers had included me in the The Versatile Blogger Award (annarosemeeds.wordpress.com). I feel truly honored, since there is so many blogs out there, and I`m not even a native speaker, so I have discovered a lot of really horrible spelling mistakes and grammatical errors afterwards

 

Now, I am excited to pass on this award by nominating fifteen wonderful bloggers.  Please see the rules and more information about the award by visiting The Versatile Blogger.  When you get the award, there are some rules to read through.

 

VBA Rules

 

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Since I got the award, I have to tell 7 things about myself to the person who nominates me.

I am not sure what my blogger-friend would like to know, but I guess I will focus on things I haven`t written before.

1. I am extremly clumsy. This is not an exaggeration, since even my patients have laughed about me in surprise of the degree of my slippery hands.

2. One of my dreams is to see the Taj Mahal

3. I love raspberries

4. I love travelling, and have been in many countries

5. In every country and city I go to, I buy a magnet with the countries name on, and put them on my refrigerator

6. I hate walking on rugs without socks

7. I have phobia against somebody drawing blood out of my body and always look away when people do

My nominees (in random order)

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are:

1. Rose with Thorns. The wonderful girl who nominated me. Thanks so much for the award, and I like your posts too!

2. Ajaytao2010. I have been following this blogger for a long time and can recommend his posts:)

3.  . ashokbhatia

A man from India who has family in Norway, and contacted me through the blog. I am extremly fond of travelling and meeting people from other cultures, and have especially found I like the Indian culture.

4. awax1217 or http://barrywax.wordpress.com/: You are a man I have come to really appreciate. You have given me feedsback I truly appreciate, and I have had the chance to read the first chapter of a really interesting crime novel that I look forward to read more about.

The Versatile Blogger Award
The Versatile Blogger Award (Photo credit: nhighberg)

5. CHRISTOPHUS SALVATORE.

6. KINDNESS BLOG. A blog sharing small happy stories. Love it!

The true story about the author Salvadore. Over these years he went through a process of dissociation and reintegration, which no doubt, led to insights he later used to create the Eos Kernel. Since I am interested in dissociation, this is an interesting blog for me.

6. Sociopath World. One of the most interesting blogs I have encountered so far. It is written by a sociopath, who is very intelligent but honest about it. She deserves respect for spreading information, because this will potentially help others. She has chosen to do good, in spite of her “disorder” and

7.brokenbutbeingrepaired. I simply love this blogger already. She writes about her private pain, which is in itself admirable, but she also writes good! I often sit with tears in my eyes after reading her story. Its brutal and honest.

the daily headache. I know she gets a lot of rewards, but she really deserves it, too. She knows so much, and I have learnt a lot about people, respecting their histories, and how important it is to keep on fighting, even when you feel half-dead. Thank you, Ashana. I hope you find true happiness whereever you go.

9.Random Acts of Kindness. The title sais it all. 

10 DBT Selfhelp. Lot of important information about self-help

11 nerd on the bridge. I like her sci-fi intelligence. Even if my brain can`t always keep up with her native english and language jokes, I still love her the same 🙂

12 About the Weird: This is really a funny and well-written blog. I love his style, his obvious underlying intelligence, and his ability to make the tragic a bit entertainable, so that the reader don`t feel completely overwhelmed and hopeless about the world. Thank you for sharing high-quality content, over and over again 😀

13.Gabriel Lucatero. I have worked together with this blogger, with sucess. He has written and published his own books, and I am really proud of him! Thank you for sharing !

14.A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole. A lot of important information and quality posts here!

15. Crazy In The Coconut. I LOVE HER! She publishes so  many important and brilliant posts.  She suffers from DID and I wish I could take the pain away, but she fights like a pro, and she will continue that way for sure! Big hugs

 

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