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Borderline Personality Disorder and the Search for Hope

March 21, 2011 Becky Oberg

I tried to brainstorm an analogy for hope when I realized I was standing in it. Literally. I was in my garden, and gardening is what happens when hard work meets philosophy and spirituality. Gardening requires hope--hope for the right weather, hope for good seed, hope for recovery from any unexpected events.

In the same way, recovery from borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an exercise in hope.


[caption id="attachment_410" align="alignnone" width="170" caption="This handful of seeds, when mixed with hope, soil, water, and time, will plant 1/16th of an acre of quinoa. In the same way, BPD treatment plus hope, time, and work will lead to an improved life."]This handful of seeds, when mixed with hope, soil, water, and time, will plant 1/16th of an acre of quinoa. In the same way, BPD treatment plus hope, time, and work will lead to an improved life.[/caption]

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Oberg, B. (2011, March 21). Borderline Personality Disorder and the Search for Hope, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2022, November 28 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/borderline/2011/03/borderline-personality-disorder-and-the-search-for-hope



Author: Becky Oberg

Elliot
April, 1 2011 at 12:59 pm

Yummm quinoa. 1/16th of an acre...that's a lot of quinoa. Thanks for your metaphors. I hope Indianapolis grown quinoa tastes great!

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