When You’re Scared of Feeling Your Feelings


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Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas Your Friend with a Mental Illness Will Love – The Mighty


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I Might Have to Start Watching “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”


I don’t watch TV anymore.  I’ve hardly watched it for the last few years.  But I have heard so much about the show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” that I just might start watching it.  I have watched the trailer and a clip where she receives her diagnosis.  I have read several articles about the show.  I have shared several posts on this blog about it.  Since it’s a comedy, some people have said that it doesn’t take the disorder seriously.  Others have said that it makes it easier to deal with.  I think I’ll have to watch it to see what to think of it.  The title initially turned me off of the show.

I would love it if they would do a drama of someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Have you seen “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”?  What do you think of the show?  Have you heard of any dramas about BPD?  I know that there is the movie “Girl, Interrupted”  I have seen it and I’ve heard that it doesn’t do the disorder justice.  That it doesn’t do the best depiction of BPD.  I think it was a pretty good movie.  I agree that it probably could have done a little better job on it.

That’s all for now.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

What “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Gets Right About Mental Illness and BPD


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6 Gifts of BPD


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Early Intervention for BPD: an overdue reform


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Practicing My Self-Soothing


Today I am practicing my Self-Soothing.  I am taking care of myself by putting lotion on my hands and Chapstick on my lips.  It’s just a small thing but it’s also huge at the same time.  I don’t usually take the time to do things like that for myself.  I don’t usually do anything for myself on the weekends.  I’m usually to tired and lazy to do much of anything but lay around all day.  Today, I’m roasting a chicken, blogging, taking care of myself.  It feels really good.  I have to try to do stuff like this more often.  I’m going to keep practicing my self-soothing as often as I can.

What do you do to take care of yourself at this time of the year?  What kinds of self-soothing do you practice?  I’d love to hear from you.  Please comment below.

Till next time,

— Joyce.  ❤

Looking for Positive BPD Christmas Stories


Christmas tree

Whenever I try to look up stuff about Borderline Personality Disorder and Christmas, all I can usually find are things about how horrible Christmas is with BPD, and how people with BPD ruin Christmas.

A few years ago, when I’d just started this blog, I asked for positive Christmas stories, I don’t think I received any.  I know that there must be some out there.  If you have any that you would like to share, please submit them in the Comments below.  Or, if you prefer, you can send them to me through the Contact Form tab at the top of any page on this blog.  You can remain anonymous if you like.

C’mon people!  Let’s all Make BPD Stigma-Free!  Hope everyone is having a good Christmas season, if you celebrate.  I hope to read some positive BPD Christmas stories soon.  Thanks.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

Can Bad Emotions Be Good For You?


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When “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Season 3 Returns in 2018, It Could End Up Feeling Like A Whole New Show


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Best Mindfulness Book List for 2017 – Mrs. Mindfulness


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Quantifying Difficulties in Social Interaction in BPD


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BPD and Idealization – “Favorite Person”


“Favourite Persons”


I have been researching all about Borderline Personality Disorder for my blog and my group for a few years now, and it’s just recently that I’ve heard about having a “favourite person” when you have BPD.  I’ve had a few “favourite persons” in my life, a couple of whom have left me, which still hurts to this day.  I can hardly think about it.  My first couple of “favourite persons” were really good friends of mine.  My last “favourite person” is my husband.  He is my best friend.  Our relationship has grown and evolved over the last twenty years.  It is much healthier than it has ever been.  I have just shared some articles about having a “favourite person” from The Mighty.  Read them to find out what a “favourite person” is to someone with BPD.

I’m gonna continue to look up some more stories and articles about having a “favourite person”  If I find anything good, I’ll share it here with you all.

Till next time,

— Joyce.

 

BPD: The Difference Between a “Favorite Person” and a Best Friend – The Mighty


Check out the links to other stories about having a “Favorite Person” at the end of the article.

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Christmas Self-Soothing Kits a Success!


Today at the Peer Support Centre, we made Christmas-themed Self-Soothing Kits.  There were only a few people signed up to make them, but once people saw them, everyone wanted to make one.  We had enough gift boxes for six kits.  Every single one of them got used.  We had a little bit of stuff left over to fill a few more boxes.  One person couldn’t make it today.  I’ll have to pick up a few things so that she can make hers next week.  My husband said that I should keep doing stuff like that.  We have to watch the Centre’s budget though.  I think this activity was a huge success!  I’m very pleased with the turnout.  Maybe next year we’ll do it again, budget permitting.

Tomorrow, my husband and I are putting up our Christmas tree.  I can’t wait!  I love Christmas trees and all the decorations, and the carols.  Our son is almost sixteen so he’s not into decorating the tree that much.  Oh well.  I am.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

Being Emotionally Invalidated and Developing BPD (How it Happens)


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Beachway Therapy Center Offers 4-Day DBT Training Workshop for Clinical Health Practitioners


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BPD – The Children’s e-Hospital


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The Invisible Struggle of Living with Quiet BPD


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My Son Talked to The Attendance Counsellor!


Yesterday, my son saw the Attendance Counsellor at the school, by himself.  And he actually spoke to her.  Before, we’d see her at home at the kitchen table.  He’d sit sideways with his head down and his hair in front of his face.  He wouldn’t speak to her.  He’d just nod or shake his head in answer to her questions.  This is another huge step for him.  I’m so proud of him!  He’d doing so well.  He even saw the tutor afterwards and stayed until the end of the day.  He got lots of math done.

Just needed to share my good news with all of you.  Thanks for listening.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

Why You Need a Strong Sense of Self and How to Boost It


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Podcast Calendar – BPD


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My Son Went To School!


Yesterday, my son went to school!  Well, not regular high school, but for him it was a huge step!  He only needed to stay until the tutor left after lunch.  If he wanted to he could stay until they closed at 2:00.  I went to check on him after lunch and he said he wanted to stay for the rest of the day!  He even spoke to his tutor!  He did that last year but it was through his bedroom door.  He’s making so much progress.  I’m so proud of him!  Now we’ll see how he does meeting the Attendance Counsellor at the school.

Just had to tell you all my good news.  I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.  All through last year.  I’ll let you know how it goes with the Attendance Counsellor.  Till next time,

— Joyce.