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Choose One Of These 11 Insights And Make Your Life Better

Psychiatrist Victor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning is one of the most powerful, even transcendent secular collection of insights into how to be the best human being you can be. Dr. Frankl survived four Nazi concentration camps, and during his imprisonment, spent much of his time thinking about freedom, life, and what it means to be truly human.

Many people who've thought about and applied his insights say their lives have been enriched. Choose one, and...
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Intense Anger And Radical Acceptance: Help For Borderline Traits

We're continuing our discussion about borderline personality traits with author Debbie Corso of DBT Path.

In these posts, Debbie will give us insight into self-sabotaging behaviors as well as practical skills that can help us move forward.

Today we're discussing the trait of anger.

Anger is an interesting symptom.  It often shows up in reaction to the frustration of feeling blocked from accomplishing goals.

Before DBT, a person with this trait may have difficulty even identifying this...
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Emotional Instability: Help For Borderline Traits

We're continuing our discussion about borderline personality traits with author Debbie Corso of DBT Path. I

In these posts, Debbie will give us insight into self-sabotaging behaviors as well as practical skills that can help us move forward.

Today we're discussing the trait of emotional instability.

This is one of the primary symptoms I suffered from and quite common.

Being extremely emotionally sensitive, and not having tools to manage the intense effect which even minor...
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Using Your Wise Mind To Understand Your Fear Of Abandonment

We're continuing our discussion about borderline personality traits with author Debbie Corso of DBT Path. In these posts, Debbie will give us insight into self-sabotaging behaviors as well as practical skills that can help us move forward.

Debbie was once diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Now, she's created an online program which teaches people with Borderline Personality Disorder or Borderline Traits, the same life-changing DBT skills that helped her. In this post she discusses the...
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Fear Of Abandonment & Rejection: Help For Borderline Traits

We're continuing our discussion about borderline personality traits with author Debbie Corso of DBT Path. In these posts, Debbie will give us insight into self-sabotaging behaviors as well as valuable, practical skills that can help us move forward.

What is the root of the BPD trait of fear of abandonment and rejection?

Based on my personal experience as well as observations and interactions with my blog readers and students, the fear of abandonment and rejection often stems...
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