Back From The Borderline

Welcome to Back from the Borderline: the podcast that helps anyone who identifies with symptoms of borderline personality disorder overcome their biggest obstacle: themselves. My name is Mollie, and it's my mission to help you break free from your self-limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors, so you can more deeply connect with yourself, other people, and the present moment. Many people identify with the symptoms and traits of borderline personality disorder. Sadly, a quick Google search returns thousands of "resources" on BPD and EUPD that insinuate that recovery is impossible and that people with these "disorders" are manipulative and incapable of intimacy or leading happy lives. None of this is true. Through weekly solo and guest episodes with a unique blend of philosophy, spirituality, and depth psychology, you'll learn why I no longer believe anyone's personality is inherently "disordered." As a regular listener, you'll start to view yourself and the idea of mental health disorders in an entirely new way. You'll begin to realize that you are not broken or unfixable. You'll learn how to harness and connect with your big feelings and disrupt the toxic cycles of reactivity and chaos that are keeping you stuck, miserable, and disconnected.  Together, we will change. Together, we will grow. You don't have to do this alone anymore. I'll be here in your ear as we walk the path of recovery side by side. Once you join me, you’ll realize that anyone – including you – can come back from the borderline. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a premium subscriber at https://plus.acast.com/s/back-from-the-borderline

33:44 2022-08-16
I received two listener emails this week that ripped my heart open. One was struggling with addiction, and the other was devastated by a recent heartbreak. These voicemails reminded me of why I started my podcast in the first place, so I decided to record...
22:20:44 2022-08-09
Coping with traits of borderline personality disorder can be exhausting for both the person experiencing them and those who love them. Splitting episodes, black and white thinking, and extreme emotional dysregulation can make it difficult to form and nurt...
22:35:55 2022-08-02
In this laidback episode, I answer a few listener voicemails. We discuss tough topics like trauma-bonded friendships, why so many more women are diagnosed with BPD than men, and I share some books I’ve been reading lately that have contributed positivel...
22:05:12 2022-07-26
Do people who identify with symptoms of what is known as borderline personality disorder have a unique ability to connect to the transcendent? Are chronic feelings of emptiness less about being “disordered” and more about being spiritually starved? My...
20:45 2022-07-21
This is the second in my “BPD Shorties” series where I tackle some of the most commonly asked questions about borderline personality disorder. I remember when I first found out about BPD and felt like the symptoms described what I was going through, I...
22:13:35 2022-07-19
This episode gives big sitting-down-for-coffee-with-your-big-sister-for-a-heart-to-heart energy. Together, we'll discuss social media and its impact on BPD symptoms, discussing BPD with your family, how to heal after rushing into new relationships too qui...
27:28 2022-07-14
This is the first in my “BPD Shorties” series where I tackle some of the most commonly asked questions about borderline personality disorder. Often, when someone first discovers that they identify with the symptoms of BPD or are struggling to come to ...
22:36:01 2022-07-12
It’s rare for celebrities to acknowledge having a BPD. Given the stigma that exists surrounding the label, who can blame them? American comedian and actor Pete Davidson has always been open about his struggles with his emotions and the serious trauma he...
22:06:43 2022-07-05
Marsha Linehan, creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) once said, “Borderline individuals are the psychological equivalent of third-degree burn patients. They simply have, so to speak, no emotional skin. Even the slightest touch or movement can c...
41:11 2022-06-28
One of the nine symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is “frantic attempts to avoid real or perceived abandonment.” A fear of abandonment is a primal fear - it’s not possible to get rid of it entirely. It is actually essential for human ...
48:45 2022-06-20
People who identify with BPD symptomology are often described as having “no emotional skin.” As human beings, our skin protects us. Without our skin, we’d be much more likely to contract diseases. Our skin is our first line of defense.For peopl...
57:54 2022-06-13
So maybe you’ve come across an infographic on social media or an article about BPD. You read about the chronic feelings of emptiness, deep fear of abandonment, the unstable or shifting self-image. It all just seems to fit. You might think: “that’s m...
22:11:28 2022-06-06
In this episode, you’ll join my dog Cody and me on our morning walk in the woods as we discuss “spiritual red flags.” Along my journey towards healing and deeper self-awareness, I’ve fallen for some stupid new age sh*t. I’ve wasted money on “S...
22:46:45 2022-05-30
Are you good at doing things “right,” following the rules, and controlling your emotions? Maybe a little too good? Do people in your life sometimes have a hard time believing how much you’re struggling with your mental health because you seem so “...
22:07:20 2022-05-23
Have you ever felt like you had absolutely no control over your emotions or reactions? Do random episodes of rage and anger seem to hijack your nervous system out of nowhere? Do paranoid and anxious thoughts make it impossible for you to make calm and gro...
22:04:22 2022-05-16
Having weak (or nonexistent) personal boundaries can lead to us feeling manipulated, exploited, drained and passive-aggressive. In this episode, we'll discuss how you can identify whether or not you have a serious boundary issue and how this may be playin...
47:27 2022-05-09
Since I started the podcast a year ago, my views on mental illness and personality disorders have changed quite a bit. In this episode, I'll dive into why I've decided I'll no longer be viewing myself (or others) as "mentally ill" or "disordered." While d...
36:52 2022-05-04
Hi my lovelies! I'm popping in mid-week with an extra special treat. You can now officially send me voicemails to hear your questions answered on episodes of the podcast. On this mini bonus episode, I'll be playing my first voicemail question from listene...
42:43 2022-05-02
On this episode of the podcast, I sat down with licensed clinical psychologist, professor, speaker, author and retreat leader Dr. Alexandra Solomon to discuss how we can rediscover what a connection to the erotic looks like for ourselves and how to become...
22:01:18 2022-04-24
This episode will discuss psychiatry's problematic sexist and misogynistic history. According to Dr. Jessica Taylor (author of "Sexy But Psycho"), "as of today, being female is widely reported as correlating with almost every mental disorder in the ...
44:00 2022-04-19
I can’t promise that this episode will cure you of your fears or obsessions with death, but I *can* promise you that your perspective on it will shift – even just a little – after listening. And that, my friend, is progress. In this episode, yo...
36:15 2022-04-14
In this episode, you’ll join my dog Cody and me for a walk in the witchy woods while I break in my new Dr. Marten boots. Spoiler alert: wearing those boots was a terrible choice. On our walk, I’ll explain why a book about self-compassion made me incre...
23:01:20 2022-04-04
If the days leading up to your period have left you feeling like you were going to either die or murder someone you love, this episode is for you. Been there. I salute you. I. Feel. You. In today's episode, we'll discuss how we can begin to understand and...
57:08 2022-03-28
Alessia Camoirano Bruges is a 27-year-old Italian-Colombian artist based in London. Her unique “fluid art” is inspired by its ever-changing nature – just like humans and our emotions. She combines her passion for color psychology, color therapy, flu...
22:42:08 2022-03-20
Reflecting on the Euphoria character "Cassie," Evan Rachel Wood's new documentary "Phoenix Rising" (about her alleged struggle with domestic violence, grooming, and sexual assault at the hands of singer Marilyn Manson), and recent events with Kim Kardashi...
22:20:20 2022-03-14
My realest and most powerful episode yet. We'll sit down together while I share the most important lessons I’ve learned in my recovery journey so far. Recovering from complex trauma and traits of borderline personality disorder is incredibly painful, bu...
22:23:48 2022-03-07
Even before she came online as The Holistic Psychologist and amassed almost 5 million followers on Instagram in just over three years, Dr. Nicole Lapera was a “human fascinated with other humans.” While working with her clients as a clinical psycholog...
22:42:29 2022-02-28
This episode is all about the incredible power of self-inquiry and how to practice it to combat the chronic feelings of emptiness and identity issues so common in those who identify with BPD (EUPD) and symptoms of complex post traumatic stress disorder (c...
49:14 2022-02-21
Toronto-based 24-year-old Award-nominated video essayist CJ THE X has blown up on YouTube in just one year, with over 200,000 subscribers and counting. CJ's talents don't stop at YouTube. He is also a musical force to be reckoned with, transmuting his exp...
22:22:36 2022-02-14
The popular image of someone in danger of suicide goes like this: A person has suicidal thoughts. It’s a crisis. The person gets help, and the crisis resolves within days or weeks. That’s the popular image, and thankfully it does happen for many peopl...
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