Start off the New Year with DBT Skill of Contributing

We recently talked about the important role of self-care in our well being, and I continue to maintain that this is a priority.  While we are doing doing that, we can still serve others, but from a place of feeling like our own cup is full, or in the example of air travel, that our own oxygen mask […]

The “Skillful Splurge” and Self-Care

Years ago, long before we had Facebook walls to share images, quotes, etc., I remember an email that was being passed around about a woman who had a very special and expensive bottle of perfume.  If my memory serves me, her husband gave it to her as a gift on a special occasion. She adored […]

Choices and Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the things that I like to be sure to tell my new students is something that I hope will leave them feeling empowered and motivated.  It’s something that they may have never been told before and something that they may have difficulty believing, and it’s this:   “You have choices.  Even though you […]

Emotionally Sensitive & The Holidays

“Why aren’t you working?” “Why did you move back home?” “Are you not well?” and other triggering questions emotionally sensitive and people with Borderline Personality Disorder might hear this holiday season (and some ideas for coping.)   Editing issues led to an audio only video with a distorted Christmas tree.   Happy Holidays 😀 …. […]

Four Ways of Letting Go and Reducing Suffering (with DBT Skills References)

     I was so happy to come across this lecture by Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm,  on “Four Ways of Letting Go.”  The principles tie in quite nicely with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment that is often very effective at helping those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other emotion regulation issues, and I’ll elaborate on that […]