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The “Skillful Splurge” and Self-Care

Years ago, long before we had Facebook walls to share images, quotes, etc., I remember an email that was being passed around about a woman who had a very special and expensive bottle of perfume.  If my memory serves me, her husband gave it to her as a gift on a special occasion. She adored […]

Choices and Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the things that I like to be sure to tell my new students is something that I hope will leave them feeling empowered and motivated.  It’s something that they may have never been told before and something that they may have difficulty believing, and it’s this:   “You have choices.  Even though you […]

Emotionally Sensitive & The Holidays

“Why aren’t you working?” “Why did you move back home?” “Are you not well?” and other triggering questions emotionally sensitive and people with Borderline Personality Disorder might hear this holiday season (and some ideas for coping.)   Editing issues led to an audio only video with a distorted Christmas tree.   Happy Holidays 😀 …. […]

Four Ways of Letting Go and Reducing Suffering (with DBT Skills References)

     I was so happy to come across this lecture by Buddhist monk, Ajahn Brahm,  on “Four Ways of Letting Go.”  The principles tie in quite nicely with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment that is often very effective at helping those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and other emotion regulation issues, and I’ll elaborate on that […]

Boundaries: Should You Tell Someone That You Have BPD?

    One of the most common questions I am asked by my readers is “Should I tell ______________ that I have Borderline Personality Disorder?”  The blank is usually filled in with things like: my new boyfriend/girlfriend, my boss, my co-workers, people at my new school or church, and the like. Disclosing your mental health […]

PTSD Symptoms that Overlap with BPD (Week 8: Wrapping Up Trauma Recovery Group)

To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here.To read Week 4, click Here.To read Week 5, click Here.To read Week 6, click Here.Week 7, no post Week 8 – You are here. 🙂 Seven weeks ago I began attending a trauma recovery group to cope with symptoms […]

The Process of Overcoming BPD – Follow Up Guest Post by Clare

Debbie has very kindly asked me to write a further guest post expanding on how I recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It seemed difficult for me to narrow down exactly what to write about when it is such a complicated process, but then I realised (I’m going to be controversial again) fully recovering from […]

New BPD Documentary: Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek!

I recently blogged about why I agreed to be in Tami Sattler’s documentary on Borderline Personality Disorder in this post.  I also promised to bring you behind the scenes photos and information on the project since many of you, my dear readers, expressed in interest in such things via my Facebook page and Twitter feed. […]