Sharing our voice, with Amanda Wang, one conversation at a time. Amanda is announcing the launch of a podcast series! Her grassroots endeavor, RethinkBPD, has partnered with NEABPD and Yale School of Medicine to bring you In Conversation: Talks on Borderline Personality Disorder & Recovery.
With an open and honest look at this disorder, its symptoms, and treatment, we hope this podcast series brings awareness and understanding to those supporting, helping, and living with borderline personality disorder. Check out the first three episodes and go to...
When you’re stressed, as many of us are now, gratitude is probably not on your list. Grateful for Aunt Mary who criticizes the way you dress? For your cousin who loves to tell you how great his life is going? For the difficult weather that
One of the most important relationship skills is the ability to listen mindfully, According to Jon Kabat Zinn, this means to pay attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement, Listening to another person in this way can be
Relationship Mindfulness Infograph
Relationship Mindfulness Info-graph.
Awareness of your thoughts, feelings and sensations. Own your emotions. Be Mindful of the other person. Pay attention on how you speak and interact with others.
Only Four Things You Can Do
Life is full of wonderful moments. It’s also full of painful ones. There’s no choice about many of those painful moments, but how you handle the pain can add to or decrease the emotional suffering in your life.
Implied Criticism: You’re Imagining Things!
“Are you wearing that dress to dinner?”
My friend Amy can say that with just the right tone of voice. You know—the one that lets you know she is in disbelief that you would actually do such a horrible thing. But what happens if you
Fear of Abandonment
Do you fear being abandoned? Many individuals who fear abandonment are anxious in relationships. You may struggle to express your feelings in an accurate way because of your fear of others’ reactions. In fact, expressing love and caring for others may be scary, because you don’t feel safe–you are never sure where you stand with others.
Radical acceptance is the acceptance that reality is what it is. It doesn’t mean you don’t work to change it. Acceptance doesn’t mean approval. Acceptance is acknowledging or regaining facts that are true; conceding the facts.
When You Are In a Dark Place
When you are in a dark place, it can feel like nothing will help and nothing will ever change. The tunnel vision is part of the darkness, because lack of hope that it will be different can be devastating.