Mind + Body

  • Living With BPD

    I Think I Have BPD, Now What?

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    “Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?”

    You’ve stumbled upon a post about borderline personality disorder, or you heard about BPD in a movie. Maybe someone you know has it, someone very similar to you. Whatever the case may be, you’ve searched ‘do I have BPD?’ or ‘I think I have borderline personality disorder’ and now you’re reading this post to find out what to do.

    First things first, don’t panic. BPD isn’t a death sentence. If you do have borderline personality disorder, you are not hopeless. In fact, you’re now one step closer to feeling better. 

    Read that again. One more time, so it sinks in. 

    I was in your place once: frantically searching up BPD blog posts, reading everything online about borderline personality disorder and reading others’ stories with BPD and comparing them to myself. It’s scary to think you might have a personality disorder. 

    The term seems foreign in your brain, much less like something you can say out loud. You may wonder if there’s something wrong with you. Or you may question yourself. Maybe you’re just overreacting. You don’t actually have BPD. There’s no way!

    In this post, we’re going to go over every step you should take if “Do I have borderline personality disorder?” or “I think I have BPD” is going through your head.

  • Self Care Sunday

    Simple Ways to Practice Self Care When You’re Introverted

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    This article was written by Melissa Howard of Stopsuicide.info

    This world is a loud, bright place that is only getting bigger by the day. In some way, it seems that it’s a world for extroverts, and it can leave introverts feeling overwhelmed. 

    That’s why it’s so important to find ways to practice self care if you’re an introvert. You need solitude to recharge, and in this world, you must make it happen because it won’t come on its own. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take each day to foster your wellbeing and prevent yourself from becoming drained. Check out these examples from BPD Beautiful!

    Self Care Tip #1 – Clean Your Living Environment

    There is something so refreshing about a clean atmosphere. Cleaning your home is therapeutic all on its own because it organizes the chaos. And in creating order, you can toss out belongings that bring you negative energy. 

    As you declutter and clean in the physical realm, there is a natural impact on your mental state and emotions that will adopt the fresh start, and that sense of order can flow into other areas of your life. Take time for routine deep cleans of your living space and weekly or even daily tidying up sessions.

  • Living With BPD

    BPD Splitting: What A Devaluing Split Looks Like for Borderline Personality Disorder

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    Trigger Warning: Self destructive thoughts, splitting black, invalidation, relationship argument

    Hey there! I’m Audrey Harper and I have borderline personality disorder. BPD Beautiful is my recovery blog where I document my treatment & learned DBT skills, hold myself accountable and help spread awareness of borderline personality disorder.

    In this post, I go over what splitting is and show real life examples of splitting including distorted thoughts a person with BPD might have during an episode. As always, please note that my experience with BPD does not reflect all people with BPD. We’re all different and unique. However, I hope this post sheds some light on the condition if you have a loved one with borderline personality disorder. 

    BPD Splitting: Introduction

    “What’s, for the most part, made you consistently happy and hasn’t disappointed you?” Ellen, my therapist, had asked during our session.

    I looked to the side, up and forward in thought, “hmming” as my eyes gazed where the wall hit the ceiling. 

    I blinked. “Bobby,” I said affirmatively with a smile. (My son)

    “Ok! What else?”