The World in Black and White
By Michelle C
The World in Black and WhiteMar 20, 2023
Season 2: Episode 6 "Be Intentional & Stop The Cycle" Happy Borderline Awareness Month!
It is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. I want to stop the cycle and do my best to protect my children from experiencing the symptoms of this disorder. Listen to different strategies I have identified to be helpful and effective in my life. I hope this helps someone. Have a blessed day!
Season 2: Episode 5 "Chameleon Effect" with Sarah Myles
Mirroring is one way people with BPD try to create bonds with interesting people they meet. This involuntary behavior is a result of a sincere desire to be accepted. Individuals that display 'mirroring' do so automatically. They are imitating individuals that have shown them desirable qualities. Since the PwBPD has a shattered sense of self, they can easily switch from whatever persona they were once displaying & easily switch to a new one. 'Mirroring' is a specific aspect of borderline that makes it difficult for a PwBPD to tell you what they like or dislike. Borderlines have a hard time making decisions or sticking to specific hairstyles, fashion trends, or genres of music.One reason most people with borderline use 'mirroring' to secure a bond with someone is to decrease the chance of being abandoned or rejected. This aspect of borderline is what Sarah refers to as the "Chameleon Effect." Sarah Myles is a person I chose to interview about the topic of 'mirroring.' Sarah is a writer originally from London that now resides in North Yorkshire, England. Sarah first piqued my interest with an article she had published,entitled "Borderline Personality Disorder and the Chameleon Effect" The way she details her experience in dealing with her "chameleon" was similar to my own & I instantly wanted to have a deeper discussion with her, about this topic. Tune in to hear Sarah & I discuss our personal experiences with borderline personality disorder & dealing with our chameleons.
Season 2: Episode 4/Unconditional Love & Mental Health
Do you understand the difference between unconditional love and the love standards we set for those we consider significant in our lives? I think everyone would benefit if we just loved ourselves unconditionally, and then let that love spill over into all other relationships, all over the world. There is no secret recipe on how to love ourselves unconditionally. So why is it so hard to show ourselves and others that type of love? This episode speaks to some of the obstacles those individuals dealing with BPD might encounter while traversing this unfamiliar path to loving unconditionally. Take a listen, follow the podcast, and share it with someone you love.
Have a great day!
Season 2: Episode 3, Interpersonal Sensitivity
Some see Interpersonal Sensitivity as paramount in good communication skills. Can individuals have too much of a good thing, creating a symptom of a disorder?
Interview with IMI LO
Imi Lo owns and operates eggshelltherapy.com.
Imi has expanded her library of services while sharing her expertise as a consultant, an author, and life coach.
Imi was such a delight to interview, and I hope you all enjoy her perspectives on BPD.
Season 2 :Episode 1
The Comparison of Mental Health Disorders To Society.
6 Things To Help Manage BPD
Season 1 Episode 8 Self Awareness Continued
Season 1 Episode 7 - Self-Awareness
This episode became one of my favorites to research and I will be diving even further into the possible reclassification of this disorder. I know it is more than just a personality flaw. I do hope you have gained greater insight into one of the biggest obstacles PwBPD must overcome. As I dig further into the complexities of BPD I hope we find some answers that may take us closer to becoming healed of this disorder.
Thanks for listening. I appreciate it so much!
The link to the study
The websites I found quotes on "worst symptoms of BPD"
BPD Examples & Strategies for Splitting
Find the recipe mentioned in the podcast at michellefightsbpd.com.
I look at how a person with BPD can even rely on splitting when navigating the internet.
Show notes and references can also be found at michellefightsbpd.com
Special Thanks to all people that are active on the subreddits I mentioned. No matter what subreddit you belong to... I am thankful for you and I hope that things get easier for you!
Until next time... Choose truth, goodness and love!
Season 1: Episode 5 Splitting Part II
This episode highlights the defense mechanisms the creator of this podcast discovered she uses after completing an online quiz, listen as she unravels the defense mechanisms and how they can lead to splitting. She briefly hits the defense mechanisms she most often relies upon when put in threatening or scary situations. Remember that a person dealing with borderline personality disorder is more afraid of abandonment than any other thing. Splitting occurs most times when a BPD individual feels the likelihood of abandonment is imminent. They want to be the first to run from the rejection in an attempt to avoid the pain that losing that person will cause in their life. Take a listen.
You can also follow this podcast creator at michellefightsbpd.com
Link for defense mechanism quiz
Defense Mechanisms: Test Your Unconscious Coping Techniques | Psychologia
Imi Lo will be a guest speaker on the show Date:TBA
About Imi Lo - Eggshell Therapy and Coaching
some of her inspiring literature.
NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Living with despair, you are never alone. Text or call 988 or text "helpline" to 62640
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://michellefightsbpd.com/2020/11/14/lightning-tree/
link for quiz Defense Mechanisms: Test Your Unconscious Coping Techniques | Psychologia
Poorly Constructed Play…
Michelle discusses multiple aspects of Borderline Personality Disorder, What it is, the causes, and what it can look like. She shares her blogposts audibly, this week is "Poorly Constructed Play" a poem. (Side note: I am anxious about this episode, already!)
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://michellefightsbpd.com/2020/10/13/poorly-constructed-play/
Monsoon Kind Of Pain Season 1, Episode 2
What Are You Afraid Of?
This author reads her blog library out loud. She is hoping to bring help and awareness for individuals suffering from mental illness. Let her know how this literary work made you feel. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://michellefightsbpd.com/2022/10/14/what-are-you-afraid-of/