How I’m Coping With Sexual Harassment At Work

I’ve been really frustrated lately.  I am normally able to write very openly about my struggles and triumphs on my journey with Borderline Personality Disorder, but recently I’ve held back a bit. The reason is complicated, and after giving it careful thought, I have decided that it’s okay to open up about about some of the […]

Iyanla Fix My Life: How Family Secrets And Pathology Affect Us (and how to break free)

I love watching talk-style television shows where real people deal with real problems, and I get to witness them heal.  As a person recovering from years of undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder and who has been “doing her work” to heal, I am inspired by watching others doing their own, powerful, inner work.One such show that […]

Forgiveness and Radical Acceptance: Letting go of the hope that the past can be any different

Iyanla Vanzant, one of my favorite life coaches and teachers on the planet, has explained that forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past can be any different than it is.I remember when I first heard her say this on Oprah’s Lifeclass and how heavy and real it felt. It came into my consciousness today […]

Emotion Dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder & Emotion Dysregulation

You know those moments where you just literally fall apart and want someone to hold you and tell you everything will be alright?  I experienced that this evening. I curled up tight in a ball on the couch and cried, frustrated over a computer file that didn’t save my changes.  I had worked on it […]

Deconstructing A Day In The Life of a Borderline Woman (Mood Swings & Intense Emotions)

Life Is Unpredictable For Everyone, But This Is an Added Challenge with BPD With life in general, none of us know what exactly will happen on a given day or how we will feel and respond in situations that divert from our expectations. Unexpected issues happen to everyone, but being emotionally sensitive and having mood […]

DBT Golden Nugget: Build Mastery Skill

  According to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), doing activities that make us feel confident and accomplished, even small tasks, fall under a category of skills called “Build Mastery.” I decided that even though I felt like lying in bed all day, I’d get some tasks accomplished.  I know from the past that practicing this skill […]

Living “As If,” and Turning The Mind To Escape An Emotional Crisis (NOW)

When I got on Twitter today, I noticed that many of my #BPDfriends were suffering emotionally.  I feel for them, because I understand the pain firsthand.  Many are experiencing loneliness. Some are experiencing an intense reaction – a feeling of abandonment – by loved ones who must leave them for a business trip or even […]

Creating a Life Worth Living – What does it mean to YOU?

In her video series, From Chaos to Freedom, Dr. Marsha Linehan tells us that life is worth living even when we are experiencing great pain.  She goes on to say that we must BUILD that life worth living.  No one is going to do that for us, and in reality, they are not capable of doing […]

Avoiding Old, Destructive Coping Habits (Borderline Personality Disorder)

James on Twitter asked for this topic to be covered on my blog/vlog: Here are my thoughts on the topic.  I would love to hear yours! (If video is not displaying, click HERE.) Thank you for reading and watching.More Soon.

Coping With An Emotional Crisis Involving Multiple Diagnoses (BPD, OCD, PTSD) – There is HOPE!

Last night, I found myself struggling with the thought: “To post or not to post? That is the question.”  I have been in the midst of an emotional crisis – not a huge one, but a crisis nonetheless.  Questions that went through my mind: “Do I share this experience with my readers? Will it make […]