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.”

Woman Experience Anxiety Twice As Often As Men

Woman Experience Anxiety Twice As Often As Men

It should come as no surprise to hear that more people are suffering from anxiety these days than ever before. What is surprising is that woman are twice as likely to experience anxiety than men are…

Selena Gomez and DBT

Selena Gomez and DBT

Popular singer Selena Gomez was twice hospitalized in the last few weeks for a low white blood cell count, a side effect of the kidney transplant she had in her long battle with the autoimmune disease Lupus. It was during the second visit that Gomez suffered a panic attack. Overwhelmed by anxiety and depression regarding her health issues she experienced an emotional breakdown and asked to undergo Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, to help her cope with the turmoil.

Too Much Empathy: Is That a BPD Thing?

Too Much Empathy: Is That a BPD Thing?

Many people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality who exhibit a high degree of emotional sensitivity along with what is described as a genetic vulnerability to emotional dysregulation might actually possess a form of giftedness. Which begs the question: “If this is a gift, why does it hurt so much?”