Category Archives: Editorials

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Supporting Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Supporting Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

How to Be a Witness to Your Thoughts | World of Psychology


Source: How to Be a Witness to Your Thoughts | World of Psychology

I feel Empty Inside -3 Fixes for Feeling Nothing | Sext, Text & What’s Next: Teens, Young Adults & Technology


Not just for teens:

Source: I feel Empty Inside -3 Fixes for Feeling Nothing | Sext, Text & What’s Next: Teens, Young Adults & Technology

A Struggle With Social Anxiety – BORDERLINE MAMA


Source: A Struggle With Social Anxiety – BORDERLINE MAMA

Prefrontal Cortex Critical to Containing ‘Emotional Spillover’ | Psych Central News


Source: Prefrontal Cortex Critical to Containing ‘Emotional Spillover’ | Psych Central News

3 Reasons Codependents Struggle with Self-Care | Happily Imperfect


I think that many of us with BPD or in recovery struggle with being codependent.  Here is a very helpful article:

Source: 3 Reasons Codependents Struggle with Self-Care | Happily Imperfect

How Mindfulness Changes Your Life – Left Brain Buddha


Source: How Mindfulness Changes Your Life – Left Brain Buddha

2 – Navigating Borderline Personality Disorder With Chloe Camp – Cozy Girls (podcast)


Source: 2 – Navigating Borderline Personality Disorder With Chloe Camp – Cozy Girls (podcast)

What A Week!


My sister is now married!  The wedding went very well.  My sister looked beautiful in her gown.  I danced with the Best Man and didn’t do too bad I guess, considering that I’d never danced before in my entire life.  I even danced with the groom.

In other news, my daughter had her baby yesterday!  A little boy.  I’m not sure how much he weighed.  He was premature.  He wasn’t supposed to be born until around the 1st to the 3rd of August.  He’ll need to stay in the hospital for about 8 weeks.  I didn’t get a chance to see him, but I did get to see my daughter for a few minutes.  I didn’t stay too long, as she needed some rest.  I’ll get to see my newest grandson another day.  I hadn’t slept the night before so I was so exhausted yesterday.  I slept well last night.

Hope everyone is having a great June so far.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

What Is BPD?: A Look Into Borderline Personality Disorder – Psych2Go.net


Source: What Is BPD?: A Look Into Borderline Personality Disorder – Psych2Go.net

What It’s Like to Live With Borderline Personality Disorder | Healdove


Source: What It’s Like to Live With Borderline Personality Disorder | Healdove

National surveys of consumer and carer lived experience with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder – Mental Health Carers NSW


Source: National surveys of consumer and carer lived experience with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder – Mental Health Carers NSW

Finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain is tough..


Courage Coaching

Inspired by a comment made by a friend on her facebook page, I wanted to address the difficulty of finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain. I also wanted to write about what it actually means to self-soothe.

Self-soothing is about allowing yourself to experience any uncomfortable emotions by using healthy techniques to comfort and restore balance. Successful self-soothing doesn’t mean that you make the feelings more intense. It means that you will eventually enable the emotions to pass. Self-soothing is about tolerating an uncomfortable experience, without acting in ways that are not helpful in the long run. This is when running away from emotional pain comes in. If you choose to block your emotions or run from them, this will then make the emotions grow in intensity or come out in ways you didn’t intend in the future.

Running away from emotional pain looks like…

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The Stigma | The Players’ Tribune


Source: The Stigma | The Players’ Tribune

Living with borderline personality disorder | Student BMJ


Source: Living with borderline personality disorder | Student BMJ

Dialectic Dichotomy: #HeartOnMySleeve


Source: Dialectic Dichotomy: #HeartOnMySleeve

Even when stable


The Borderline Boss

Yesterday I went to the grocery store. As per usual I parked in my normal row, the correct distance from a cart drop off spot, walked next to the same crosswalk I always do, through the same door and to the left as always. With my compulsive requirements met I was able to grab the two items I needed. Then half way to check out I began to panic. I was very suddenly concerned that the cash option of self checkout would be down and, as I was using cash, I would need to go speak to a person to pay. I wasn’t prepared for that.

So what happened? I’ve been doing so well, feeling stable, what changed? Well, nothing changed. The fact is “stable” doesn’t mean symptom free, or at least for me it doesn’t. It means my symptoms are dulled, and my mind more clear. The combination of…

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Fountain House Symposium Spotlights Borderline Personality Disorder | HuffPost


Source: Fountain House Symposium Spotlights Borderline Personality Disorder | HuffPost

Episode #78: Transform Emotions into Power, Not Overeating, with Melody Wilding, MSW – Truce with Food by Ali Shapiro


Source: Episode #78: Transform Emotions into Power, Not Overeating, with Melody Wilding, MSW – Truce with Food by Ali Shapiro

“Who am I? And what do I want?”


antiparrot

Identity disturbance is a common symptom of BPD. People are always telling me to “do what makes me happy” or asking “what do you want out of life?”. Advising me that only when I listen to what I want and include meaningful activity in my life will I behappy.

But how do you do this when you don’t know who you are? And I don’t mean, like the “normal” level, where “everyone feels that way” (I hear this all the time). I mean like in a way where, if I’m not wearing a mask of some kind there is purely and simply a void of emptinessbeneath. I might just disappear. Cease to be.

Cognitively and through therapy I know that not to be true, but the search for “who I am” still consumes my every waking moment in a way that makes me doubt existence…

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Second Opinion – Borderline Personality Disorder


Hundreds walk to raise funds, awareness about Borderline Personality Disorder – Toronto – CBC News


Source: Hundreds walk to raise funds, awareness about Borderline Personality Disorder – Toronto – CBC News

An Interview on Self Compassion Featuring Lynn R. Zakeri | Psych Central Professional


Source: An Interview on Self Compassion Featuring Lynn R. Zakeri | Psych Central Professional

May Is For Mental Health: Destigmatize BPD


Source: May Is For Mental Health: Destigmatize BPD

I Grew Up With Borderline Personality Disorder But I Was Told It Was Something Much Worse – Mystical Raven


Source: I Grew Up With Borderline Personality Disorder But I Was Told It Was Something Much Worse – Mystical Raven