Guilt vs. Shame

Guilt vs. Shame

People who have Borderline Personality Disorder experience extremely strong emotional reactions. In fact, emotional dysregulation is one of the primary diagnostic descriptions for BPD. Marsha Linehan, PhD, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the most prevalent treatment available for people struggling with BPD, believes that among all emotions people with BPD struggle with, shame is the most powerful and difficult to deal with.

KonMari and BPD: Organizing Your Emotions

KonMari and BPD: Organizing Your Emotions

How does KonMari relate to Borderline Personality Disorder? Well, it brought to mind something that is a key element in the BPD treatment Dialectical Behavior Therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. She calls it Radical Acceptance

The Benefits of Baking

The Benefits of Baking

As one year ends and another arrives, we typically like to re-post a story from our blog Across the Borderline that may relieve a bit of the burden of coping with BPD. This year we came across this piece on the therapeutic benefits of baking, not just for oneself but also for others…

Raising Awareness of BPD to New Heights

Raising Awareness of BPD to New Heights

The past year has brought about many amazing stories about Borderline Personality Disorder: scientific breakthroughs, new insights into the brain, stories of personal courage and how some governments are attempting to address the epidemic of BPD (Hello Australia!) In...
2018 Thanksgiving Part 2: Survival Tips.

2018 Thanksgiving Part 2: Survival Tips.

Thanksgiving is upon us. The time of year when millions of families gather to reconnect, rejoice and reflect. But for some families, especially ones that have a member with borderline personality disorder, it can also be a time of stress…

2018 Thanksgiving Day Thoughts Part I: Gratitude and the Brain

2018 Thanksgiving Day Thoughts Part I: Gratitude and the Brain

Thanksgiving season is here again, a holiday that officially  dates back to October of 1863, in the midst of the American Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln declared:

“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”