Put a Pause on Panic: Coping with Anxiety & Panic Attacks

You know that feeling…. that fear of dread… it shows up in your body and your mind.  Sometimes you can readily identify the trigger or the precise cause of why you are feeling anxious or panicky. Other times, it’s not so easy.  Dr. Linehan, the creator of the powerful skillset known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy […]

Clearing Our Space for Mental Clarity

What started out as a DBT distraction skill practice to tolerate distress has turned into so much more.  For years I’ve been managing what used to be a hoarding problem. Years ago I threw away so many bags of trash that it was unbelievable. At that point, my life changed.  I no longer filled my home […]

From Love: The Power of Peer Support in Healing from BPD (Guest Post by Mary) Part Two

I am so proud to again present to you the work of Mary, a friend who is a Certified Peer Support Specialist in recovery from BPD.  This is part 2 of her guest post series.  If you missed part one, read it here, then enjoy the article below.Love as the Doorway to Recovery “I am honored to walk beside […]

Intense Emotions and BPD (Borderline Traits, Emotionally Sensitive)

In this video, I discuss how those with Borderline Personality Disorder (or who are in recovery), those with Borderline Traits, and those of us who identify as being emotionally sensitive sometimes experience our emotions in the world. HINT: Much more intensely than the people around us. The good news is, we can learn to better […]

Mindfully Managing Severe PMS/PMDD with BPD or if Emotionally Sensitive

  If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the days leading up to my menstrual cycle, it’s not to make any rash or hugely important decisions. Why? I suffer from PMDD, a severe form of PMS that, for many years, hugely complicated the symptoms I experienced as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder. I am […]