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Book Recommendations

Please note that every person’s experience of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is different. The symptoms and ranges of BPD run both vertically (the number of symptoms experienced) and horizontally (the intensity of how they are experienced). If we also consider other factors that layer and intersect, such as life events (e.g., t/Trauma) and social positions (e.g., financial security, colour of skin, sexual orientation, gender, etc.), our end result is a very unique tapestry of experiences. “People with BPD are like people...

Due to the restrictions on dating activities that would normally happen during Valentine’s Day, couples may feel like it’s going to be just another day. Which can be disappointing to those who enjoy taking a break from the repetitiveness of everyday life relationships. This is a universal conflict for all couples, new or old, healthy or strained. COVID-19 did not just impact how people meet, but also the exploration of romance and even how much time people spend together. For...

If you enjoy reading, it is likely that you already understand the therapeutic nature of a good book. At Bliss Counselling, we also recognize the power of reading and the numerous benefits that books provide for us. Reading can encourage individual growth, develop or strengthen empathy, teach us better ways of interacting with the world, or provide much-needed support in difficult times. Below is my review of a recent book recommended to me from Bliss therapist Jenna Luelo! Book Reviewed The Whole−Brain...

Book: Rising Strong : The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution (Random House, 2015) By: Brené Brown Reviewed By: Heather Stuart What I liked about the book: I listened to the audiobook version of Rising Strong, as I think that Brown’s writing style lends very well to this format. What I really enjoy about Brené Brown is her ability to speak to her audience honestly and with a narrative voice that makes you feel like she is talking with you over coffee. Rising Strong is...

Book: The Alchemist By: Paul Coelho Reviewed By: Tammy Benwell What the book is about: The Alchemist is a book about following your dreams, and the struggles that one often faces when attempting to do so. While sleeping under a sycamore tree Santiago has a recurring dream where a young child tells him that a treasure awaits him at the Pyramids in Egypt. After consulting an elderly gypsy woman, who confirms his dream, Santiago sets out on his journey to Egypt. Along the way he encounters people and...