Borderline Personality Disorder and Relationships

Here’s another post on being in a relationship with a borderline. Borderlines are loving, they like routine and consistency because it balances their moods, thoughts and emotions. They can often seem socially inept but want to socialise without having the necessary interactive skills to because they were so deprived of these skills as children thatContinue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder and Relationships”

What does remembering trauma feel like?

Trauma – many of us have gone through a lot in our lives but when do our traumas consume us? When they have a significant impact on our day to day functioning. Triggers can be anywhere. A survivor of trauma can develop coping mechanisms when their brains go into overdrive during the fight/flight response and appear angryContinue reading “What does remembering trauma feel like?”

Ernest Hemingway’s Mind

Ernest Hemingway once said: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self” What does this quote imply? Ernest Hemingway struggled with depression at the time he wrote this quote. You can tell by his words. The first sentence shows he probably tried toContinue reading “Ernest Hemingway’s Mind”

What side of the brain do you use?

  What side of the brain do you use? The interaction between both is a game of volleyball, a confusing element within its features, a comprehensive account of our genetics and memory processes… Skills are what motivates us. Experience is what shapes us. Atoms. That’s all we are atoms.  

What is dissociation? What does it mean to dissociate?

Dissociation means to disconnect from one’s reality to survive further interpersonal trauma. It means to disconnect from our physical and emotional experience. It is the art of those who have experienced trauma. It’s a spaced out motion encapsulating our deepest negative memories and fears – we access our episodic memory in detail. It is aContinue reading “What is dissociation? What does it mean to dissociate?”