New Books on BPD!

There are a few new books out about living with BPD that offer hope and support. Make sure to check these out! Stronger Than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama, and Chaos Using DBT: In this unique guide, influential BPD advocate and blogger Debbie Corso offers an easy-to-use primer on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), as well as powerful peer-to-peer support for managing your worst BPD symptoms. “If you have BPD, you may experience extreme emotional ups and downs. These intense feelings can make navigating everyday life that much more difficult, and as a result, you may have trouble maintaining relationships, seeing yourself clearly, or reaching career goals. You should know that you are not alone, and that BPD isn’t your fault. Most importantly, you need to know that you are strong. With the right tools, you can overcome the symptoms of your BPD—this book will show you how.” Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder: In Beyond Borderline, two internationally acclaimed experts on BPD—including Perry Hoffman, cofounder and president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)—team up to present a rare glimpse into the lives and recovery of people affected by BPD. This powerful compilation of stories reveals the deeply personal, firsthand perspectives of people who suffer with BPD, explores the numerous ways in which this disorder has affected their lives, and outlines the most debilitating and misunderstood symptoms of BPD (the most tragic being...

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!!...