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Acknowledging Your Mental Health Truth And Progress

I recently posted about feeling in so much emotional distress that my psychiatrist and therapist agreed that a return to IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) was in order. This discussion happened last Friday, and I agreed to be skillful over the weekend and go in for an intake evaluation on Monday.  My therapist reminded me that […]

Acknowledging Your Mental Health Truth And Progress

I recently posted about feeling in so much emotional distress that my psychiatrist and therapist agreed that a return to IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) was in order. This discussion happened last Friday, and I agreed to be skillful over the weekend and go in for an intake evaluation on Monday.  My therapist reminded me that […]

Mood Swings and Unstable Emotions with BPD

Things were getting pretty scary for me yesterday.  I’d had two nights of hardly any sleep.  I kept waking up every 1.5-2 hours with a racing heart and racing, nonsensical thoughts. It was extreme anxiety in response to some nightmares stemming from PTSD. It wasn’t fun.I tried so many of my skills. I listened to […]

Deconstructing A Day In The Life of a Borderline Woman (Mood Swings & Intense Emotions)

Life Is Unpredictable For Everyone, But This Is an Added Challenge with BPD With life in general, none of us know what exactly will happen on a given day or how we will feel and respond in situations that divert from our expectations. Unexpected issues happen to everyone, but being emotionally sensitive and having mood […]

Practicing Radical Acceptance & Non Judgment (DBT Skills) With the Weather

Lately I’ve been wanting to apply the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills of Radical Acceptance  and Non-Judgment to the moodiness that I often experience at night.  It’s been challenging. Today, Life gave me the opportunity to see how to put the skill into practice.  I love warm weather and sunny skies. I also enjoy an […]

Moodiness & Mood Swings | Borderline Personality Disorder

I hate it when I feel this way.  For those of you who are in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), you probably, like me, recognize the word “hate” as being very strong and extreme. When I’ve used it in the past with my psychiatrist, she said, “Why don’t you try describing how you feel with a […]

Desperately Seeking Sanity – Or at least some stability

Love this image: Mood Swings 🙂 Mood Swings. Need I say more? I swear my boss must think I am bi-polar after my little performance today. I actually at one point had thought I might be – the type with rapid mood swings…but my doctor assessed that my mood swings are actually triggered by a […]