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BPD & Addicted to Drama

Are people with borderline personality disorder “addicted” to drama? My answer might surprise you. Take biology, past history, and other issues into account, and we can understand this issue a bit better and learn how to compassionately approach and work on issues around drama addiction. Some of the topics covered in the video: A personal […]

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 […]

Last Minute Ideas for Coping Effectively Over the Holidays

Dear Healing From BPD Community, Here are some last minute ideas for coping effectively over the holidays as an emotionally sensitive person. Click HERE to read the article, featured this week over at the Roanne Program website! Happy Holidays, dear Ones! Thanks for reading. More Soon. In kindness,Debbie

Why Are We So Affected By Robin Williams’ Death?

This is going to be a very difficult post.  Life sometimes is difficult. I like to put it as: it’s not all rainbows and unicorns.  The good news is, that we can reach out, get the help we need, and build our resiliency. While there is much pain in the world, there is also much […]

Coping With Distressing, Stress-Induced “Scary” Thoughts

Okay. I’m going through a particularly difficult time. A rough patch.  The Queen of emotion management and the poster child for recovery has been suffering and in need of extra support. I was waiting it out a bit in hopes that it would be very fleeting and I had hopes that I would “snap out […]

Blocks To Listening When You Have BPD or Are Emotionally Sensitive

Whether you have BPD or are an emotionally sensitive person, you might be able to relate to some of these “blocks to listening” that are the topic of discussion in one of the online Interpersonal Effectiveness classes that I co-facilitate over at DBT Path.   I have to be honest and share that when I […]

Coping Effectively With Medical Limbo and Severe Anxiety

  Yes, that’s me looking very anxious, but don’t worry — this is not a gloom and doom post, and by the time you finish reading it, you may feel better and more encouraged.. I know I’m not the only one out there who has been feeling this way. If you or someone you know is […]

You’re not freaking out about THAT, are you? | BPD & Overreactions

Although I technically no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, I still meet some of the criteria and remain (and probably always will be) an emotionally sensitive person. And, like any other human being, whether you have any type of mental health diagnosis or not, I from time to time […]

Music: My Own Special TARDIS | BPD, and “Time Traveling” (Guest post by Alma)

I have always loved music: playing it, singing it, and listening to it.  Emotionally, of all my pastimes, I have found music the most evocative in terms of conjuring memory.  When I was growing up I was selectively mute for many years.  Music became the way that I expressed myself.  It helped me to survive. […]