Dear 9 year old me, I know everything seems overwhelming right now. I know that you're experiencing feelings that you don't understand. I know you're filled with sadness and anxiety that makes no sense to you right now. I know how bad you feel and I know how much you want those feelings to stop. … Continue reading A Letter To My Nine Year Old Self
Anyone who knows me even a little, knows how much I love my dog. He's a 2 year old Yorkshire Terrier, who turns 3 in September. Before I had a dog, I expected to love him. I love dogs and animals in general, so the fact that I love him to bits wasn't a shock. … Continue reading Pets and Mental Health – How my dog helps me
I went for years without an 'official' diagnosis. My GP just labelled my struggles as depression and anxiety, but it wasn't an official diagnosis. When I saw a CBT therapist, he told me I had OCD and because he was an OCD specialist, I think he could diagnose me, but I have no idea if … Continue reading Is Psychiatric Diagnosis Helpful Or Harmful?
I did a blog post not so long ago that contained a list of songs that I thought could be relatable to those of us who have borderline personality disorder. However, when I was creating that playlist, there were several other songs I had in mind. I didn't want to make the last blog post … Continue reading My BPD Playlist: Part Two
I've always found the concept of calling an illness a 'personality disorder', weird. It seems to imply that the issue is our character. It also makes the idea of recovery hard. How do I have any chance of getting better if my illness is part of my personality? If it's apart of who I am? … Continue reading When Your Personality is Disordered
I'm a relatively new blog, so I decided to do one of those 'get to know me' tags that ask you random questions, so, continue reading if you want to find out a little more about me. 1. Were you named after anyone? Not specifically. There was a women in the Bible called Lydia and … Continue reading Get To Know Me Questions
I was considering what I was going to write my next blog post on and I had a few ideas, but I wanted to ask you guys instead. So, what do you want me to write about? Any suggestions would be welcome. Lydia xo