Posts in mental health
Learning the difference between wants and needs

If you are always struggling financially by the time the end of the month comes it may be because you are getting your wants and needs mixed up. Often people say, “I NEED that [insert item name here] when in point of fact it is something they WANT instead.

Our needs are very simple. We need food, clothing and shelter. Everything that falls outside those three categories are wants. Still, having said that it is easy to feel like you desperately need something.

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How to turn off that hypercritical voice in your head

Our internal dialogue plays a huge part in shaping our opinion about ourselves. What happens if your internal self is always in hypercritical mode, always telling you that you’re stupid or ugly or fat or can’t do anything right?

Having an inner self that says things like this to you on a daily basis destroys your self-esteem and erodes your self-confidence. It is best to learn how to turn this little internal harpie off once and for all. If you have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) chances are you know exactly what I am talking about but you may not realize the extent of the damage it does or how to stop it.

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How your brain changes when you meditate

For a person with Borderline Personality Disorder, meditating once a day for just 15 to 20 minutes can have profound changes on their brain. Scientists used to believe that people were born with one brain and it stayed that way forever. Now, research has proven that the brain is plastic and highly changeable. Meditation is one way this can happen.

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Lessons Learned From A Life Of Being Angry All The Time

I spent most of my adult life being angry, always churning with emotions that felt like they came from out of the blue and which I could not control. I would go from zero to absolute rage in a matter of moments. The price I paid for this was enormous. There was a huge wake of broken relationships and lost friendships in my path, my children lived in terror of my angry outbursts and my marriage was a disaster. I lived in a world of constant destruction and upheaval for myself and my loved ones.

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What I Learned After My Last Suicide Attempt

If you are feeling depressed and suicidal this story is for you. I learned some very important lessons after my last suicide attempt – things I never knew before.The moral of this story is: Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. Or, in my case, almost get it.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

 

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