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Is Everything We Do Pathological?: How Not Everything You Say, Think, Do, and Feel Means You are “Crazy”

Many of us who have received a mental health diagnosis can relate to over-identifying with what it means to have, for example, Borderline Personality Disorder or to be an emotionally sensitive person.   A few years ago, when I was diagnosed with BPD, (I no longer meet enough of the criteria to have the diagnosis. […]

Guilt Vs. Shame | Understanding Emotions: What is the difference between Guilt and Shame?

We’ve all experienced the emotions of guilt and shame, but it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the two. The distinction is important for understanding our emotions, our reactions to them, and how to heal from the painful event that caused guilt and/or shame. I recently filled out an Emotion Regulation Worksheet 1a to cope with […]