Sarah Olson

Author's details

Name: Sarah Olson
Date registered: February 14, 2011

Biography

I am the author of 'Becoming One: A Story Of Triumph Over Multiple Personality Disorder', and have maintained an online presence since 1993. Each Friday, I post 'Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors', an annotated compilation of links tweeted in the previous week. I also maintain the Dissociation Blog Showcase, an index of ~180 blogs which discuss dissociation primarily from a personal experience perspective. Having survived a violent, secretive childhood, I know the craving for security, love, and hope that is so often missing in adult survivors' lives. I understand feeling crazy and continually misunderstood. I also know how hard it is to find help to move beyond the pain and daily challenges of trying to put a different life together. What I've learned over many years is that there is always hope. Always. My premise is that 'becoming one' is an ongoing process that is always coming into shape and focus. And it always requires diligence, honesty, and integrity to make it real. It's a journey that does not have to be done alone, either. There are hundreds of great resources for trauma survivors and their supporters, many of them organized by category on my website. Be proactive, and be your own best advocate.

Latest posts

  1. “What PTSD Feels Like” now on Pinterest — August 31, 2016
  2. “Inside Out” Now on Pinterest — July 26, 2016
  3. “Child Abuse: Infographics” now on Pinterest — June 29, 2016
  4. Coming Up for Air… — June 16, 2016
  5. Glaring Need for Treatment of Dissociative Disorders — January 26, 2016

Author's posts listings

Aug 31 2016

“What PTSD Feels Like” now on Pinterest

    As an adjunct to my mental health-related writing projects, I’m building extensive resources on Pinterest. I’m currently working on about 75 125(!) “secret” boards, which really just means “not ready for prime time” yet. I’ll release them to public viewing gradually, as I continue to work on the book(s) which they support. Today …

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Jul 26 2016

“Inside Out” Now on Pinterest

    As an adjunct to my mental health-related writing projects, I’m building extensive resources on Pinterest. I’m currently working on about 75 125(!) “secret” boards, which really just means “not ready for prime time” yet. I’ll release them to public viewing gradually, as I continue to work on the book(s) which they support. Today …

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Jun 29 2016

“Child Abuse: Infographics” now on Pinterest

    As an adjunct to my mental health-related writing projects, I’m building extensive resources on Pinterest. I’m currently working on about 75 “secret” boards, which really just means “not ready for prime time” yet. I’ll release them to public viewing gradually, as I continue to work on the book(s) which they support. Today I’ve …

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Jun 16 2016

Coming Up for Air…

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  We have the passion & intuition to achieve our dreams but our minds can be easily distracted & our hearts quick to fear. Stay focused. #INFJ — INFJ Blog (@Im_INFJ) June 15, 2016   Ahh, focus. If only. The last six months have felt rather dream-like. Sure, there is always dissociation, sometimes more, or …

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Jan 26 2016

Glaring Need for Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

    This is my first Storify story, which allows you to realign Twitter (and other media) from a top down perspective, making it much easier to follow the conversation. It’s long bothered me that important discussions scroll off into oblivion on Twitter; this is one way to capture them. If this post does not …

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Nov 20 2015

‘Many Voices’ Archives Available for Free!

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    Many Voices was the heart and soul project of Lynn Wasnak for over 20 years until her death in 2012.   The Many Voices homepage states: “Since 1989, MANY VOICES’ bimonthly newsletters, books, and website offer healing resources to people recovering from child abuse or severe trauma. MV readers form a community dedicated …

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