Borderline Personality Disorder – 18 APR 2018

via Borderline Personality Disorder – 18 APR 2018


How Does a Person With BPD Deal with Rejection?

via How Does a Person With Borderline Personality Disorder Deal with Rejection? –

Free Live Webinar: How to Manage Your Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors

via Free Live Webinar: How to Manage Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

“Affect Labeling”: Step ONE in Emotional Self-Care – Mindful Mastery

via “Affect Labeling”: Step ONE in Emotional Self-Care | Mindful-Mastery

Mindfulness Practices That Help to Settle the Emotional Brain

via Mindfulness Practices that Help to Settle the Emotional Brain – Step 9 (slide set 1) –

Why I Had to Go Back to Step One in BPD Recovery – The Mighty

I believe she’s not all the way back to the beginning because of all that she’s learned:

via Why I Had to Go Back to Step One in BPD Recovery | The Mighty

Kent State student named Courage Award recipient

KENT, Ohio (WYTV) – Governor John Kasich named a Kent State University college freshman one of the recipients for the Courage Award at his State of the State address.

Nina Schubert put together a group on Kent State’s campus to help students cope with the same struggles she’s been dealing with since high school.

Schubert said she has struggled with bulimia, depression, anxiety, self-harm, borderline personality disorder and suicidal thoughts.

It was Nina Schubert’s freshman year in high school when she says she noticed she was going down a toxic a path but she didn’t try to change until a friend pulled her aside and asked her to seek help.

“For my friend to give me that ultimatum is what changed my life — and probably saved my life,” Schubert said.

A little over a year ago, Schubert finished her final treatment program and in her first year in college, she’s taking…

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Exclusive: West Island Man Desperately Seeking Mental-Health Services in English – Montreal –

via EXCLUSIVE: West Island man desperately seeking mental-health services in English – Montreal |

Why Emotional Growth is Scary: 3 Ways to Defeat Your Fear of Change – CEN

via Why Emotional Growth is Scary: 3 Ways To Defeat Your Fear Of Change | Childhood Emotional Neglect

Four Daily Mindfulness Practices to Improve Our Well-Being

via Four Daily Mindfulness Practices to Improve our Well-Being. | elephant journal

4 Steps to Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

via 4 Steps to Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

Do You Have A Hospital Fantasy? – Annie Wright Psychotherapy

via Do You Have A Hospital Fantasy? | Annie Wright Psychotherapy

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone celebrating today!

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Series to Focus on Mental Disorders: Course Designed to Help Affected Families – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

via Series to focus on mental disorders: Course designed to help affected families – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Talent Show A Mild Success

There wasn’t a huge turnout for the Talent Show tonight.  Someone played the guitar while I read some poetry.  There was no winner.  I guess it was a tie.  We both got compliments on our performances.  One of the poems I read was “I Am The Shadow”  It was suggested that I should write something that continues from it.  I don’t know what that would be.  It would be a lot different than my “Shadow” poem.  Since I wrote that, many years ago, I have done DBT and gotten a lot better mentally and emotionally.  Stay tuned and I’ll share with you all anything I come up with.

Till next time,

— Joyce.

When BPD is Your “Root” Mental Health Issue

I love this article!

via When Borderline Personality Disorder is your “Root” Mental Health Issue (It’s Good to Know…) –

“Manipulation” and BPD: What to Know – The Mighty

via ‘Manipulation’ and Borderline Personality Disorder: What to Know | The Mighty

Talent Show Tonight at my Local Peer Support Centre

Once a month, at my local Peer Support Centre, they have a Dinner Night.  There are open in the afternoon and evening instead of their usual daytime hours.  You can buy dinner there for $2.00.  You have to sign up ahead of time so they know how much food to prepare.  There is complimentary punch and dessert.  Today is Dinner Night.  They’re having a Talent Show.  So far, only two people have signed up – me and one other person.  I am going to do a poetry reading and the other person is going to play the guitar.  I’ll let you know the results tonight.  Wish me luck!  I’m kind of nervous, but I’m sure I’ll do okay.

Till next time,

— Joyce.

Are You Stuck in Fight-or-Flight Mode? Here are 3 Ways to Transcend It:

via Are you Stuck in Fight-or-Flight mode? Here are 3 ways to Transcend it. | elephant journal

I’d Always Felt “Off” and Now I Know Why – NY Post

via I’d always felt ‘off’ and now I know why | New York Post

5 Ways to Calm Your Mind Without Meditation

via 5 Ways to Calm Your Mind Without Meditation

Other Kind Ways to Talk to Yourself

via Other Kind Ways to Talk to Yourself | Weightless

A Beginner’s Guide to DBT

via A beginners guide to dialectical behavior therapy

Supporting Individuals Affected by BPD – Tickets – Eventbrite

via Supporting Individuals Affected by Borderline Personality Disorder Tickets, Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Middle of the Night Update

I was just thinking about how I felt the air rushing into my ears earlier when I took that deep breath.  I believe it was a form of mindfulness.  Being mindful of my body.  I couldn’t think of that before.  (It’s the middle of the night, don’t mind me!)  I’ve never been as mindful of it as this before.  It feels great!  I love making more progress in my recovery all the time.  I’ve been in recovery from BPD for over ten years now, and this is the first time I remember experiencing this.

What do you think?  Is this a form of mindfulness?  Are you in touch with your body?  Please share in the Comments below.  Thank you!

Till next time,

— Joyce.