BPD Family Support Group

Starting in February, the BPD Family Support Group will begin meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. The first support group meeting of 2017 is February 7. The meetings will continue to be located at The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 from 6-8 p.m. Please contact Jacki Krone at jackikrone@gmail.com or Pam Hernandez at pamh1224@gmail.com   BPD Family Support Group Who: If you have someone close to you, a family member, friend, or loved one- suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and you would like to be a part of a group that offers encouragement and support, please join the support group When: First Tuesday of the month beginning Feb 7 at 6 p.m. Where: The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Click here for a flyer:...

Day 31- BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Day 30- Mindful Driving Commutes can be difficult- lots of traffic, lots of stress, and lots of to-do lists.  As I learned in this meditation, driving is a great time for me to practice mindfulness, to show up at work prepared for the day, and to return home calm- without my head spinning circles around me. This mindfulness practice for driving comes from Donald Altman’s book One Minute Mindfulness. For me, it was quite a departure from my normal multi-tasking routine that involves breakfast, makeup, a lint roller, etc. during the morning drive. But it also felt relaxing to know that the only thing I had to do or focus on, was driving. The actual practice is below, but I suggest you visit Mindful’s post Driving as Preparation to read the entire excerpt. PRACTICE: In the next day or week, take one driving trip where you are focused only on your driving, with no distractions. Do this when you are alone, and try to be as present as you can every sixty seconds. You don’t have to be perfect when doing this. When your mind wanders, to the past or the future, gently bring it back. You can even mentally affirm your present moment intention with the words “driving, driving.” Sincere thanks for joining us on this mindful journey to honor BPD Awareness Month!!...

Day 28- BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenfe

7 Obstacles to Mindfulness and How to Overcome Them Today I am sharing this post from Tiny Buddha about some common obstacles in our mindfulness practice. I know that I have and continue  to experience these challenges as I embrace a “mindful” life: 1. Mindfulness takes ongoing effort. 2. There will always be distractions. 3. Progress doesn’t always come quickly. 4. You may want to give up. 5. Your goals may challenge your mindfulness. 6. You might forget that the journey is the destination. 7. Sometimes you’ll want to be anywhere but in the now. Don’t forget to check out Tiny Buddha’s full article on the obstacles to...

Day 27- BPD Awareness Month 31 Day Mindfulness Challenge

What’s the Best Mindfulness Practice for Me? (quiz) With the countless mindfulness practices available, sometimes it can be challenging to decide where to start! This post from Mindful Teachers can give you an idea of which practice might be most effective for you: http://www.mindfulteachers.org/2015/03/whats-the-best-mindfulness-practice-for-me.html...