New Year: Crossroads for My Healing From BPD Blog

I want to thank all of my readers — from those who have been with me from the beginning to all of my wonderful newcomers.  If you check out the Archives and scroll down to the bottom, you can check out how my posts have progressed since I’ve started blogging here.  My initial intention for […]

Have Yourself a Skillful Little Christmas (DBT)

How I’m handling the holidays skillfully (and alone) this year. (Click here to watch the video on YouTube if it is not displaying for you below.) Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading/watching. More Soon.

A Couple Shares: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

For privacy purposes, the guest author of this particular blog post has asked for it to be removed.

Coping With The Unknown And Life’s Curveballs

Without getting into a load of medical details, I underwent an MRI today.  It came back with some abnormalities, which I learned via an email this evening from my neurologist. I need to go to the lab tomorrow for blood work and then possibly a lumbar puncture the following week. When I saw the email […]

Loneliness and Connecting With Others

Many of us with Borderline Personality Disorder know what it means to feel lonely.  In my personal experience, I feel that I am a good, likable person at heart — someone who has something to contribute and who likes lifting others up in word and deed. I enjoy being around others and conversing — be it a […]

The Guy With BPD: Life as a Man Living With and Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder (Guest blogger David O’Garr)

For my 201st post on this blog, I’m doing something a bit different, and it’s something I’d like to do from time to time: I’m featuring a guest blogger.  Today, David O’Garr, our peer, will share his very personal story as a man living with and healing from Borderline Personality Disorder. As David will tell […]

Triggered by Tragedy in Connecticut

*** Trigger Warning: This post’s topic includes details of a triggering news story that occurred in the USA today.*** I went against my better judgment today.  After hearing the tragic news of yet another shooting, this time at an elementary school in Connecticut, instead of processing through my feelings after hearing the coverage on the […]

How An Episode of Ally McBeal Woke Me Up Tonight

I was just so deeply, emotionally moved and brought to tears that I had to start writing while the experience was still fresh.  We all know that television shows are works of fiction, but most of us also know that if you bring together some magic ingredients like great acting, characters you love, and dramatic […]

Guilt Vs. Shame | Understanding Emotions: What is the difference between Guilt and Shame?

We’ve all experienced the emotions of guilt and shame, but it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the two. The distinction is important for understanding our emotions, our reactions to them, and how to heal from the painful event that caused guilt and/or shame. I recently filled out an Emotion Regulation Worksheet 1a to cope with […]

Do You Deserve To Be Happy?

When good thing happen to you, are you afraid that the other shoe is going to fall? When you hear of upcoming good things in your life, are you certain that something will get in the way of it manifesting — that it’s too good to be true? A lot of us with Borderline Personality […]