My Hopeful Life:
A Weekly Email for Families and Friends

Many family members, friends, and loved ones I speak with are at a loss as to how to help someone who has been diagnosed with BPD or any disorder related to rapidly changing emotions and impulsive behavior.

Countless books, web sites, and advice from well-meaning people are often overwhelming and can give contradictory information.

Most importantly, the knowledge you're seeking is rarely from the perspective of someone in recovery from borderline personality disorder.

Tragically, family members are often the only ones remaining when a loved one is not in treatment, gets stuck in a cycle of blame, insists on being rescued, or is denial about the extent of their illness.

The good news? There are still things that you can do to help yourself and someone you care for.

What if you could learn more about what works from someone in recovery from BPD?
My Hopeful Life is designed for carers and friends who are interested in being as effective as possible in your daily life when it comes to coping with the challenges of having someone in your life diagnosed with a severe mental illness.

This once-a-week email is designed to give you the tools, support, and information you need to help make a difference.

But who are you?
I’m a licensed social worker in Waco, Texas and an intensively-trained DBT therapist.

My books include The DBT Wellness Planner and The Borderline Personality Disorder Wellness Planner for Families.

I love working with families and giving them the information they need that can make a positive difference in their lives.

What kinds of topics do you cover?
I write about issues related to—

• verbal and nonverbal communication
• the potential successes (and pitfalls) of using rewards and reinforcers
• when and how to say no
• self-care for you and your other family members
• the latest research about effective treatment for BPD

Get started today!
The cost of a subscription is just $25 USD a month.

Your initial week is free and if you decide to cancel within the first seven days, you won't be charged. Emails arrive every Monday morning at 9:00 am CDT.

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Questions? Please telephone me at (941) 704-4328 or e-mail me at I'd love to tell you more.