The majority of people I know who think they have BPD (past me included) are really suffering from complex PTSD and confusing the symptoms. So how are they different? Continue reading Do you have borderline personality disorder or complex PTSD?
If fear was meant to warn us of danger, anxiety is fear gone mad. Biology might explain trauma response, but why do we emotionally hold on to fear? Continue reading Why we refuse to surrender fear
I’ve been struggling with self-depreciating thoughts that I cannot control. What I can control is not feeling shame but working on them with a DBT worksheet. Let’s do it together! Continue reading Stopping intrusive thoughts or problematic behaviours
I finally got to read Moshe Feldenkrais, who is the father of body-awareness exercises. Do you know how they influence our thoughts and awareness and subsequently, heal trauma? Continue reading Awareness is the space between thought and action
Nationality-wise I can make claim to 3 countries, but I’m not sure my heart belongs to any of them. Continue reading The trauma of multiple nationalities
Trauma recovery is kind of my thing. So when a recent trauma threw me, I thought bouncing back would be no biggie. Continue reading Falling back into trauma
While stuck in traffic last Sunday, my friends and I realised that anger is nothing more than being stuck perpetually in our fight response. Why do some things always get the better of us? Continue reading Perpetual fight response and anger management issues
Today, I celebrated by cancelling all my plans and sleeping for hours.
Sometimes, this is what depression looks like. Sometimes, it’s self-care. Continue reading Happy World Mental Health Day!
When I was still in the midst of it, I thought trauma could never be healed.
But now I can see how trauma is not a life sentence! Continue reading What does unhealed trauma look like?
This month, I spearheaded the campaign to remove a predator from my social group.
Not only triggering, I am disheartened at how hard I’ve had to fight for this. Continue reading Not doing it for praise (and yet…)