If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu
It’s taken me way too long to learn that hanging on to the past will only hurt you. And when I say ‘hanging on to the past’, I’m not talking about those great childhood memories. I’m talking about the bad ones.. Continue reading “Letting Go: How I Stopped Looking Back”
I recently had my first real session in Neurofeedback Therapy following my intake/assessment session to determine if it would be helpful to me. Before I go too far with this, I want to briefly explain what Neurofeedback Therapy is.
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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) impacts the way you think and feel about yourself, your world, and the people in it. You have a skewed self-image and do not see the world the way others do. Your life is lived in extremes… Continue reading “Are You BPD? Check out these 9 symptoms and take the quiz”
It took me a while to think of an appropriate title. I wanted it to say so much more.. to add something like ‘obsessing is making me unhappy’ or ‘my obsessive thoughts are self-destructive’ but the title would have been too wordy. (Aesthetics, right?) Ultimately, I want people to know that obsessing is common and that it can be managed. Maybe it will never stop or go away, but I’ve shared a few of my tips you can use that may help when you feel like you’re about to go off the deep end.
But first! What is it like to be BPD and deal with obsessive thoughts…? Great question, let me elaborate: Continue reading “Tips On How To Stop Obsessing”
I’m having one of those days. I don’t know what triggered it but I got up this morning feeling off. My alarm went off (my 1 year old) and as soon as my feet touched the floor, I knew it was going to be one of those days. I cringed because every part of me wanted to slowly lay back down and pretend I didn’t exist… just for today. Continue reading “Dark Cloud Days”
So recently I decided that I no longer needed my medication. I mean, who wants to live the rest of their life bound to a little bottle of pills, right? I had convinced myself that it really wasn’t appealing to be that person. The one who NEEDS medication in order to function at a somewhat normal level. I was pretty resolved. There was no changing my mind. Crazy pills weren’t my thing anymore. I was going to be a part of normal society. Continue reading “Self-Stigmatizing: You VS You”