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 […]

Boundaries: Should You Tell Someone That You Have BPD?

    One of the most common questions I am asked by my readers is “Should I tell ______________ that I have Borderline Personality Disorder?”  The blank is usually filled in with things like: my new boyfriend/girlfriend, my boss, my co-workers, people at my new school or church, and the like. Disclosing your mental health […]

PTSD Symptoms that Overlap with BPD (Week 8: Wrapping Up Trauma Recovery Group)

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here.To read Week 5, click Here.To read Week 6, click Here.Week 7, no post Week 8 – You are here. 🙂 Seven weeks ago I began attending a trauma recovery group to cope with symptoms […]

Dual Diagnosis: Addiction and BPD – There is Hope! (Borderline Personality Disorder)

A Way to Numb The Pain For me drinking was a way for me to handle negative emotions. It allowed me to escape the overwhelming unhappiness I felt and to instead feel nothing at all. Like any other “negative” coping mechanism I thought drinking worked great for a while. I began drinking regularly about at […]

The Process of Overcoming BPD – Follow Up Guest Post by Clare

Debbie has very kindly asked me to write a further guest post expanding on how I recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It seemed difficult for me to narrow down exactly what to write about when it is such a complicated process, but then I realised (I’m going to be controversial again) fully recovering from […]

New BPD Documentary: Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek!

I recently blogged about why I agreed to be in Tami Sattler’s documentary on Borderline Personality Disorder in this post.  I also promised to bring you behind the scenes photos and information on the project since many of you, my dear readers, expressed in interest in such things via my Facebook page and Twitter feed. […]

Full Video Version of the Open Letter to Non-BPDs From Those of Us With Borderline Personality Disorder (and French video version)

  This is the FULL video version of the Open Letter From Those of Us With Borderline Personality Disorder. Please feel free to share this with loved ones to help them understand what you so bravely face every day. You can read the full letter here (it went viral!): An Open Letter From those of us […]

Update and How Hypnosis Helps Me (Anxiety, EDNOS, BPD)

In this vlog, I discuss an update on how I’ve been doing with a recent episode of emotional dysregulation, but the focus is on how hypnotherapy / hypnosis helps me with issues around EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). There are trigger warnings before I speaking about the EDNOS issues, and the rest is all […]

Goodbye Norma Jean | Did Marilyn Monroe have Borderline Personality Disorder?

  Goodbye Norma Jean | Did Marilyn Monroe have Borderline Personality Disorder?*Trigger Warning: This post contains frank discussion about the nature of American actress Marilyn Monroe’s passing and her psychiatric suffering.  The post does come around to an encouraging end, but please use discretion and take care of yourself and your well-being.* I have always adored […]

An Open Letter From Those of Us With Borderline Personality Disorder

An Open Letter From those of us with Borderline Personality Disorder: Dear Friends, Family Members, Lovers, Ex-lovers, Coworkers, Children, and others of those of us with Borderline Personality Disorder,  You may be frustrated, feeling helpless, and ready to give up. It’s not your fault. You are not the cause of our suffering. You may find that difficult […]