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Win a copy of my new book, “Stronger Than BPD”!

Win a copy of my new book:Stronger Than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama & Chaos Using DBT  ► CLICK HERE to enter now ◄ Contest closes February 13th and is unfortunately only open in the USA.   If you’re outside of the USA or just can’t wait to pre-order (it’s on a […]

Borderline Personality Disorder: Is there hope?

Are you worried that having a BPD diagnosis (or having a loved one with this diagnosis) means doom?  That there’s little or no hope for building the life you want and that you are forever stuck repeating self-sabotaging, destructive behaviors and not getting anywhere with your goals? I have good news for you: If you’re ready to be encouraged about […]

Coping with Anxiety When You ‘re Emotionally Sensitive

This past week has been pretty good, with the exception of reemergence of intense anxiety.   Just like most everyone else, from time to time work gets stressful, health issues, etc.  I won’t whine, because I know we all have our “cross to bear,” as my mother says.   We are all carrying something.  We’re all doing our […]

Managing Chronic Illness Health Anxieties with DBT

Happy New Year Healing From BPD Community!  I filmed a vlog for you this week on how I am using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to manage a chronic illness (MS – Multiple Sclerosis).May you be encouraged, whether you, too deal with a chronic condition as an emotionally sensitive person or if you know and […]

Distraction vs. Avoidance

For those of us who deal with intense emotions, whether due to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), BPD traits, or other reasons, we know how important it is to take a mindful, skillful break from our suffering through the use of conscious distraction. I call it conscious distraction, because in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), we use […]

Another Contributing Idea: Distress Tolerance Application

In life, it’s often the little things that matter and that end up making the most difference.  I am a big drinker of Zevia soda (this isn’t a promo for them, but in brief, I turned to it from Diet Coke years ago because I no longer wanted to consume aspartame and caffeine, and theirs […]

BPD: When You Can’t Bear Being Alone

He walks away… off to leave on business…or to visit his family… something that will take him away for a few days.  I’m distraught.  I’m not sure how I will manage. Alone.As the days go by, I dread his inevitable departure.  There’s nothing I can say or do to convince him to stay. He’s going, […]

Coping Effectively When You have Borderline (BPD) Traits

Do you suffer from the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Perhaps you do not meet enough of the criteria to have  BPD diagnosis, but you identify with some of them or have even been told you have BPD traits.   Whatever your situation, the good news is that there is hope.  You can learn skills and techniques to […]

This All-Inclusive Moment (Mindfulness, DBT)

When you are emotionally sensitive or have Borderline Personality Disorder, sitting with uncomfortable emotions or situations can be very difficult — excruciating, even.  But, there is a way to reduce our suffering and better cope.  Stick with me here… A concept in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and in Mindfulness practices that are thousands of years old, […]

Top 3 Reasons to Turn off Malaysia Airplane Story (If you’re emotionally sensitive)

    I don’t know why I do this to myself.  If you are emotionally sensitive, have emotion dysregulation issues, or have Borderline Personality Disorder, I wonder if you can relate.   Over two weeks ago, I, like much of the world, was shocked and confused to learn that a commercial Boeing airplane carrying over […]