Creating a Life Worth Living: 25 Ways To Add DBT To Your Life This Month via My Dialectical Life (MDL)

It’s not news to many of you that I subscribe to Amanda Smith’s MDL: My Dialectical Life — a daily email with DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skill reminders and ideas that keep me motivated and on my toes as I continue to build a life worth living — one of the core goals in DBT.  With permission […]

Facebook: The Emotional Trigger Landmine?

If you have Borderline Personality Disorder or are emotionally sensitive like me, you may have come to find social media sites like Facebook full of emotional triggers.  I sometimes liken it to an “Emotional Landmine.” What do I mean by this?  I have had experiences where I have been having a perfectly good day, only […]

Creating Safety: The Boundary Bubble (Boundaries & BPD)

In this brief, no-frills video, I talk about the challenges that emotionally sensitive people, such as those of us with Borderline Personality Disorder, face when it comes to boundaries.  I also introduce more information on creating a boundary bubble as a self-help tool. Here is the other blog post about the Boundary Bubble that I […]

What Does “Cause” Mean in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) ?

What is “cause”?  In Dialectical Behavior Therapy, one of the most effective treatments for those with Borderline Personality Disorder and other emotion dysregulation challenges, “cause” means that everything that has happened up until this moment helps explain what is happening in this moment.In a very simple example, imagine that a plate falls to the ground […]

Coping Effectively With Criticism as an Emotionally Sensitive Person

Having Borderline Personality Disorder, for me, often means coping with emotions that show up more intensely than they may for others (especially sadness and anger and feelings that come up with loneliness and perceived rejection or abandonment). This has been a major component of my walk. Specifically, learning to cope with criticism has been a […]

Guest Post: How I Coped When my “Innie” Child Became an “Outie”: Relationships, Intimacy, & Age Regression

Please welcome Mary’s very first guest post here at Healing From BPD: I’ve been asked to write on a very personal topic, and I find myself in a very vulnerable place in sharing my experience will you all.  Many might find this post triggering, upsetting, or unsettling as it encompasses subjects such as childhood sexual abuse, […]

Healing From BPD — One Step at a Time

Healing from Borderline Personality Disorder is not something that happens overnight. And, “healing” will mean something different to each person who reads this post. For me, the healing process has been about not allowing the symptoms of BPD to control my life any longer.  It’s not that I am completely symptom-free or that I never react to the […]

5 Ways to Have a Great Day – Even if Your BPD Symptoms Are Acting Up!

Please welcome blogger Tracy  from The Messy Art of Living with her very first guest post here at Healing From BPD: First I present to you a scenario that has easily ruined more days then I care to say: I wake up with the best intentions, bright-eyed and eager to get the morning started. Suddenly […]

Emerging from the Oppressive Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

It can be really frustrating to realize that we are not where we hoped or wished we would be at this point in our lives.  I used to get very jealous and depressed when others my age around me were graduating from college, getting married, starting families, and I seemed desperately stuck in the same […]

Boundary Bubble for the Emotionally Sensitive Person

We can’t end all suffering everywhere. We can’t eliminate or even lessen the suffering of some. But, for many of us with Borderline Personality Disorder, and others who are just naturally very emotionally sensitive, we may feel a substantial burden to do so, which inevitably causes US to suffer more. I’ll give you an example. […]