Every Day Health Hacks —

Despite having Chronic Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Hypogammaglobulinemia, and Dementia, I’ve been relatively healthy for the past six months. I count my blessings and chalk it up to some big lifestyle changes.   I believe self-care is the things we do every day to stay healthy, not just the special moments we spend taking care of ourselves. […]

Every Day Health Hacks —

Vital Field Formerly WaveLife *New Mission New Products —

WaveLife is now Vital Field with a new mission and innovative new products. I had the opportunity to test and review the No Pain Energy Cell earlier in the year with great success. I have heard from many of you that you purchased the No Pain Cell and also found pain relief. You will be […]

Vital Field Former WaveLife *New Mission New Products —

The 360º Journey To Health & Painlessness —

WAVELIFE Dear Friend, The secret to successful and permanent chronic pain management comes from understanding and dealing with the human condition both from a physiological and emotional perspective. Therapists in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany who have used professional Vital Field techniques for chronic conditions for decades stress the importance of combining sound lifestyle adjustments with […]

The 360º Journey To Health & Painlessness —

Revels & Revelations With The Smith Family: Will, Jada, Trey, Jaden & willow —

YOU’RE INVITED!Join us for our 8th annual Revels and Revelations, a night of celebration and inspiration.Mental health conditions during the pandemic are disproportionately affecting young adults. Research shows that the prevalence of anxiety disorders has tripled since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our students need support now more than ever. We hope you can join us! For more information on […]

Revels & Revelations With The Smith Family: Will, Jada, Trey, Jaden & willow —

Review of Redeem Therapeutics Full-Spectrum Organic Hemp CBD Products —

I’ve been using the Redeem Therapeutics Spray 750mg Hemp Extract in the mint flavor for close to a year now. I love the flavor and consistency of the spray. I’ve tried oils and dislike the residue left behind. The spray does not leave any oily residue and has a light mint flavor. The original flavor […]

Review of Redeem Therapeutics Full-Spectrum Organic Hemp CBD Products —

Clean Your Air With A Homemade Oil Diffuser —

Willow & Sage by Stampington You will need Wooden diffuser sticks or other suitable decorative sticks Lavender essential oil Tea Tree essential oil Fractionated Coconut oil Glass bottle Blend essential oils into fractionated coconut oil at a ratio of about 1-4, fill glass bottle halfway and insert sticks. Use a bottle with the smallest opening possible, […]

Clean Your Air With A Homemade Oil Diffuser —

What Do you Think of Our New Theme?

 

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It’s been years since I gave Survivor’s Blog Here a facelift and today started looking around at options. Does this theme work for how you like the post to pop out on the front page. What is missing?

I want to hear your feedback not only about the theme but what you would like to see more of from Survivor’s Blog Here. I want the good, bad, and the ugly.

The COVID 19 virus has affected several of our contributors, I’m sure you’ve noticed less blogging in general. This to shall pass and I’m committed to making Survivor’s Blog Here a safe space for everyone to talk about their trauma, chronic illnesses, mental health, and recovery.

As we move into our seventh year I’m excited about the future, committed to growing the community, and getting you involved in shaping our growth. We would not be here without you, your stories, and your feedback.

Please take a minute to let me know your thoughts. I look forward to reading your comments and making changes as we grow together. 

Melinda and Team

Naturally Treating Aches with Essential Oils —

Willow and Sage by Stampington Essential oils can be used to soothe and help heal many ailments, and they are a great resource for relieving pain. Specific oils treat certain types of pain naturally without causing uncomfortable side effects that sometimes come with medications. Here we’ve broken down which oils are best to use […]

Naturally Treating Aches with Essential Oils —

Humana To Offer LabCorp At-Home COVID-19 Test Collection & Drive-Thru Testing —

News | August 17, 2020 Health and well-being company Humana Inc. announced a pilot home-testing program that will enable at-home COVID-19 test collection for members, making Humana the first insurer to offer LabCorp’s at-home test-collection kits. Humana also announced an innovative new collaboration with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to help members more easily get tested, […]

Humana To Offer LabCorp At-Home COVID-19 Test Collection & Drive-Thru Testing —

Male Survivor Discussion Forum & Chat Room Update

More than a half a million messagescheck. Greater than 70,000 theme-specific threadscheckNow surpassing 15,000 registered members  that is incredible! As we pass this milestone, we want to sincerely thank both registrants and guests. Now — in this time of the pandemic — the forum and chat room provide an even greater need for hope, healing and support. Today, more than ever, the MaleSurvivor organization serves as a unique “24/7” lifeline to survivors. Note that there are even many more participants who are guests, and never register. So — as a reminder — registration is anonymous and confidential. We NEVER share our database with ANYONE EVER. Registration is FREE and only requires a valid email address, which remains confidential. This enables you to reply to the verification email that our forum software sends out, after you register. 
Visit our new MaleSurvivor YouTube Channel
Watch recordings of our free Webinar of Recovery series, a continually growing resource…
— MaleSurvivor 25th Anniversary: an interview with Ken Followell, who started out as a participant in the forum, was then inspired to become a volunteer and eventually served as President of the Board of Directors of MaleSurvivor.org.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP7Kc6_X3K0&t=24s

— MaleSurvivor Webinar of Recovery: Empowering Survivors of Sexual Abuse to Hold Abusers Accountable, a discussion concerning legal and personal strategies for confronting one’s abuser.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiw66B9ISg0
— MaleSurvivor Webinar of Recovery: Howard Fradkin, Ph.D In this webinar, Fradkin — a highly respected therapist, expert about abuse, and co-founder of MaleSurvivior — engages in a panel discussion focused on protecting children, adults and families from physical, emotional and sexual abuse.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4iZILiGVig

Fibromyalgia Thoughts #4 Living Without A Flair —

Vacuumed kitchen and dining room. Mopped kitchen. Applied cuticle cream twice. Vacuumed part of the living room, still need to clean the floor. Potted two house plants. Enjoyed a candle for a few minutes. Emptied dishwasher. Woke up 4:00 A.M. with the puppy. Haven’t taken a nap. I cleaned up but no shower, those […]

Fibromyalgia Thoughts #4 Living Without A Flair —

Survivors Blog Here Celebrates Six Anniversary With Open House! Stop By For Refreshments

Survivors Blog Here is celebrating our six anniversary with a big celebration! Come by, say hello, browse and read a few posts while enjoying the refreshments.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com

We could not have made this journey without the thousands of guests on our site. I want to thank each of you and let you know you’ve made an impact on the community. I look forward to more guests and want you to know our Contributors and followers appreciate you. 

Survivors Blog Here continues to evolve, shaped by life experiences and your feedback. Thank you for taking the journey with us, we learn from you every day. If you’re unfamiliar with our site, we’re a collaboration of writers with different backgrounds and challenges. Supporting men and women as they work thru a trauma, taking steps forward, to move beyond the pain. https://survivorsbloghere.wordpress.com  You can learn more by reading our “About Us” page.

I’m honored and humbled to work with Contributors past and present who share their experiences, pain, and triumphs with a deep desire to pay it forward. I believe they shine a light on the human spirit. 

Robert M. Goldstein    http://robertmgoldstein.com

Casey Alexander   http://hypervigilant.org

Surviving the Specter    http://survivingthespecter.wordpress.com

Hyperion     http://returnofdragons.wordpress.com

sedge808    http://sedge808.com

Army of Angels https://armyofangelspart2.com

Positively Alyssia     http://fightmsdaily.wordpress.com

Life with an illness     http://lifewithanillness.com

Chronic Pain with a Higher Perspective       http://validatingchronicpain.com

Adi’s Wings     http://adiswings.com

A Patients Voice                http://apatientsvoice.wordpress.com

Alexandra Hampton      http://journeyintoa.wordpress.com

Looking for the Light Blog  https://lookingforthelight.blog

Marcus     http://survivorroad.wordpress.com

Owning It Log   http:owningitlog.wordpress.com

Don’t Lose Hope  http://sexaddictionpartners.wordpress.com

We invite you to join us on the journey ahead. 

Your voice is important, your comments are read and we listen without judgment. Please let us know what you like and what you don’t, the good bad, and ugly. Are there other topics you would like to see addressed? We’re listening.

Melinda

Things I’m Loving —

Philips Diamond Clean Smart Toothbrush Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush delivers unbeatable performance and great looks, giving you a month’s worth of manual brushing in just two minutes. Get 100% coverage with 100% confidence. I love how the toothbrush has five different cleaning levels and the two minutes shut off. I now brush for […]

Things I’m Loving —

How to Stay on Top of Life when you Feel Depressed — Guest Blogger Coaching Skills International

Fighting depression can be really hard. Here are some things you can sometime help: 1. Acknowledge how you feel, and accept that this is going to be a more challenging day. 2. Commit to doing the absolute essentials but don’t push yourself to do everything. 3. Prioritize what’s important. For example, if you have a […]

How to Stay on Top of Life when you Feel Depressed — Coaching Skills International

4 Days- Countdown to Re-entry — Army of Angels: Part 2

The countdown to return to work continues. I am a public school teacher in Middle Tennessee. Our state is quickly moving up the worldometer COVID-19 tracker. Over the course of about a week, our state moved from 17th to 14th. All of the counties in our state had to submit a “continuous learning plan” this […]

4 Days- Countdown to Re-entry — Army of Angels: Part 2

How writing about difficult experiences can help you take back your power —

IDEAS.TED.COM Jun 29, 2020 / Sakinah Hofler This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here. I have a question for you. Have you ever seen something and you wish you could have said something […]

How writing about difficult experiences can help you take back your power —

Let’s Talk About Addiction — Looking For The Light

If you suffer from chronic pain chances are you’ve taken addictive pain medication or at least talked to your doctor about finding pain relief. With limited alternatives for those looking for consistent pain relief, many are faced with the tough decision to take addictive medications. If you read about drug addiction, you’ll often run across […]

Let’s Talk About Addiction — Looking For The Light

My Mental Health First Aid Kit — Guest Post Purple Butterflies and Winter Dragonflies

We have First Aid Kits for Physical Health and Injury, which contain things like Antiseptic Wipes, Plasters, Bandages, Slings and Surgical Tape. So why can’t we have a Mental Health First Aid Kit. One we can turn too when we are struggling with our Mental Health or our Anxiety is paticularily high and causing us […]

My Mental Health First Aid Kit — Purple Butterflies and Winter Dragonflies

The Man Who Forgot He Doesn’t Exist — Art by Rob Goldstein

Dissociative Identity Disorder is a childhood-onset trauma symptom induced by an overwhelming confrontation with human evil before the brain can create a functional mind. When my psychiatrist diagnosed DID in 2009, I was already too symptomatic to work. I had no interest in social media, but I compulsively staged virtual photoshoots in Second Life and […]

The Man Who Forgot He Doesn’t Exist — Art by Rob Goldstein

Natural Insect Repellent Spray Made With Essential Oils — Looking For The Light

Just in time for your summer vacation, ok, Covid-19 vacay. A natural incest repellent is a great alternative for those with sensitive skin or other skin allergies. Remember natural sprays do not contain DEET which can keep mosquitoes and ticks at bay that carry tick-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease. Be Well Melinda Willow & Sage […]

Natural Insect Repellent Spray Made With Essential Oils — Looking For The Light

How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye — Looking For The Light

The New England Journal of Medicine LaShyra Nolen, B.S. Moving through the world as a black woman, I am accustomed to not being represented as “the norm.” Everything from the hue of the Band-Aids that cover my wounds to the heroes in the movies I watch makes me acutely aware of my deviation from what […]

How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye — Looking For The Light

Men Too Author — Noted Expert on Male Survivors —To Take Center Stage at June 24th Webinar 

Male Survivors

Dr. Kelli Palfy — a noted psychologist who has conducted extensive research on male survivors of sexual abuse — will be the featured panelist at the next MaleSurvivor.org Webinar of Recovery. It’s slated for Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm.The event is free to MaleSurvivor members and guests, and it promises to be compelling, informative and healing. Register now (with a valid email address) at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7715924026213/WN_zqE8Z5xnRqKqXO5lye9PHw  Palfy’s new book — just published — is gaining positive reviews nationwide. Its full title is: Men Too: Unspoken Truths About Male Sexual Abuse. Two MaleSurvivor board members — Lee Friedman and Nathan LaChine — will help lead the discussion. Questions from those in attendance will be welcomed and addressed.The book focuses on the personal — and heart-wrenching — stories of 13 male survivors of sexual abuse.