Entries by Jenni Elyse

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A Snippet from My Journal

I thought it might be interesting to share a snippet from my journal. This entry is from yesterday. I’m a little anxious about sharing it because it shows how I, as a person diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), am extremely vulnerable in relationships. People with BPD live in constant fear of being abandoned by […]

Rediscovering the Artist within Me

When I was younger, I really enjoyed drawing. I didn’t really pursue it in any capacity because I hated my art classes. I didn’t like being told by my art teachers I wasn’t any good or I was doing things wrong. I also didn’t really like exploring areas of art I wasn’t interested in. I […]

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Book Club Picks 2021-2022

When I first joined my book club back in September 2011, the group was meeting again after a three-month hiatus. They didn’t meet during the summer months because it was too hectic with family vacations. We started meeting in the summer in 2013, however. Because we didn’t meet in the summer, we pick our new […]

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DBT Skills in Action

As part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), my therapist (Doug) has me fill out a weekly diary card to help him assess where I’m at each week. Doug sees how much distress and joy I felt each day, if I have any intent on harming myself, whether or not I took my medication properly, and […]

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Blogging with DBT Skills

I’m still feeling really good about starting to blog again. I’ve been working on getting my blog to look just the way I want it to look. I even updated the pictures on my celebrity crushes collage. Isn’t it lovely? I think so. (You can see who they are if you don’t know on my […]