What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Late last year I was diagnosed with emotionally unstable personality disorder ~ a personality disorder also known as borderline personality disorder. To be honest I don't like the name of the illness, even if the description fits. It makes me sound scary, like I could snap at the click of a finger and become 'unstable'. … Continue reading What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Physically Healthy ~ Mentally Healthy

As part of my self care for this year, and in reaction to the revulsion I feel when I look in the mirror I have decided to try and live more healthily. That includes eating the right foods, exercising regularly, making sure I get enough sleep and giving myself time to unwind. I have already … Continue reading Physically Healthy ~ Mentally Healthy

I Don’t Know What To Do

Things have been a bit tough for me recently. Actually that's a lie. Things have been pretty damn awful for me recently. Not through any outward situation, just the things that are going on in my head. I'm still trying to adjust to the fact I have a personality disorder rather than anxiety and depression. … Continue reading I Don’t Know What To Do

The Importance of Looking After Yourself

Sometimes in life priorities can get blurred. It happens to all of us, and in my experience especially to those with mental health problems. I have a tendency to put other people's needs and happiness before my own, but recently I have realised that it's OK to say no to other people and focus on … Continue reading The Importance of Looking After Yourself

Dealing with my recent rediagnosis

I have struggled with mental health problems since I was a teenager. I was always told that it was depression and anxiety, but over the past year as I have done more research into these illnesses I have come to realise that this can't be the case. My symptoms and what I experience don't fit … Continue reading Dealing with my recent rediagnosis

Anxiety is more than hyperventilating

When people talk about anxiety attacks they are usually talking about hyperventilating, sweating and nausea - a panic attack. It's horrible. But there are many other types of anxiety attacks that get glossed over, ignored or put down to personality traits or moods. Not only do I think this is incredibly unfair, I also think … Continue reading Anxiety is more than hyperventilating