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A Key to Less Emotional Suffering with BPD

Dr. Marsha Linehan has likened those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to third degree emotional burn victims.  Even in recovery from the disorder, when we no longer meet the criteria for the diagnosis, we typically remain highly emotionally sensitive people.  The difference is, we’ve learned skills to manage the intensity of our emotions and to […]

The Four Agreements: Toltec Wisdom for the Emotionally Wounded

Years ago, in a mystical new age bookstore, I stumbled upon a book and accompanying deck of cards called “The Four Agreements.” I remember my intrigue when I read the back cover and learned that there was a system of beliefs, delivered down from the Toltec culture, that boiled down to four, simple principles. I […]