Posted by: Marie | January 21, 2010

(231) Spotlight: Mind Parts

Post #231

Spotlight on a Great Blog

I have been perusing many therapy and mental health related blogs over the past few months and have found quite a number that I really like and have added to my blogroll.

Some of those blogs are of exceptional value to me — I feel compelled to call attention to them, as is the case with the blog I’m highlighting in this post. You may ask, “What qualifies as exceptional value?” Well, I value the following:

1) An overall focus on healing and moving forward — that doesn’t necessarily mean there is an absence of negative material; but rather, that it is balanced with solution-oriented insights;

2) Originality — while links to and reuse of enlightening material is good, original content is even better;

3) Relevancy — the majority of the posts are related to therapy and the therapeutic process;

4) Level of activity — the author(s) keeps the material fresh.

So, here is one blog that I feel qualifies as “highly valuable”:

Mind Parts

The author of this blog is named Paul and the blog is about healing from trauma and dissociation. Here is what he has written about himself:

I’m Paul, and I’m a father, husband, scientist, educator, photographer and musician.

Mind Parts was created in September 2008 after a giant leap occurred in my healing journey of over 15 years. The site consists of my own insights on the aftermaths of childhood sexual abuse, namely trauma stress and dissociation. I explore the healing process in a variety of ways, using creative contributions of original art, photography, poetry, and music as well as, hopefully, though-provoking essays. It’s decidedly not a journal, though I do keep electronic and handwritten private ones. If I do write about personal experiences, it’s with the goal of relating them to a larger theme.

I greatly appreciate how honest Paul is about the experiences he has. He does not shy away from telling how it really is. If you are so inclined, I encourage you to swing by his blog and enjoy!


  1. Wow, Marie… What an honor and surprise to see pop up in my feed!! Thank you! Paul

    • My pleasure, Paul!

      – Marie

  2. Thanks Marie. It looks great, I’ve subscribed to the feed.

    • I’m really glad you find it interesting, Evan . . .

      – Marie

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