Today we have a guest doing a video for my channel. Cory is on her recovery journey from BPD and is someone I have much respect for. I hope you guys enjoy her video and don’t forget to check out her channel! Link Below :
hi beautiful people today we have a guest doing a video for us it is the lovely Corey Corey's channel is the borderline life so please go check out subscribe and enjoy our video hi guys how are you doing my name is Corey and filming on for four years I decided one day that I would like to film my journey through them Berlin personality disorder and other mental illnesses and share it with people in hopes of reciprocal help and healing and hope I've always wanted to advocate for people with order line personality disorder as we were we are probably the most understood of all and there is a lot of stigma around us a lot of misunderstandings and a lot of misinformation and missing information so I thought why not talk about my life living with the disorder and concurrent mental illnesses and be a face that people can recognize as a friend and hopefully an inspiration as they go as you go through your journey of healing trials and errors and daily living with mental illness so I'm in Canada and I share a lot of DBT lessons as I learn I teach the DVD lessons because I feel a lot of people are seeking that out and have extremely long wait lists or it not be available in their area and I was fortunate enough to take the program in person a couple of summers ago and then I also picked up the workbook and this is what I've been doing lately I feel like this is a key to our healing and I think it's actually more of a guide to life for every human being so what I set out to do is just be sort of the face a strong survivor a survivor all survivors somebody who is not all healed somebody who does not have it all figured out but wants to share my experiences with you and what's worked for me what's not worked for me and a lot of painful things that I've been through and lessons that I've learned I'm 35 years old now so I sure have a lot of experiences trauma therapy missteps and also achievements in my in my healing and my life so I also have a little bit of a different personality I'm a Leo I'm outspoken I'm honest I'm loyal and I'm a curious person I'm a very creative person one of the ways that I deal with my feelings is to put it on paper in the form or canvas rather in the form of abstract art which I do share on my channel and also my Instagram and that is also called the borderline life so you're welcome to join me there I take pictures of well I'm also vegan so I take pictures of what I eat like everybody i Instagram I take pictures like photography nature photography something different about me is that I live in an RV I do the tiny living thing whereas you know shereena is a mother I'm not even I'm not a mother I don't you know it's really good to have different people who you can look to for help with the disorder that have different experiences I everybody has a different life and I feel that in this collaboration hopefully people who have been watching me that have not been watching recovery mom can find her and gain more help from that a wider videos and vice-versa so I'm very happy to connect it with her about a year ago now and I have nothing but respect for her I have made a lot of missteps on YouTube and I did earlier this year private all of my videos and then I took a long break when I was having a difficult time I moved I gained a lot of lessons that I learned from my first three and a half years on YouTube and I came back with sort of a fresh new perspective and some would say completely different disposition being in nature has been the number one healer for me consistent source of joy and peace and serenity so I'm very grateful for YouTube I'm grateful for the ability to share with others and empathize with others and have that understanding that that human connection that we we usually have a hard time finding in our real lives people who suffer with BPD or people who understand us which can make us feel quite alienated and personally my best friends are people that I have found through my channel and I still talk to them to this day and they mean so much to me and never underestimate the power of comfort in being able to relate to another person and to exchange ideas so that's that's always what I aim to do I do take criticism just as any youtuber does but I kind of let it roll off my back at this point in my you know time on YouTube because you can't please everybody but I'm not here to do that I'm just here to share my daily struggles my weekly struggles I've documented a lot and I've changed a lot and I've learned so much I try to spare the spread a message of not giving up and you showing people that they are strong enough to overcome their current situation and make strides even though sometimes our healing feels like one step forward two steps back as long as we keep moving forward and learning and sharing and trying there's there's hope something else I do is I read tarot cards and my spirituality and my terror rating to me is is very a very big part in its it's like a meditation for me and it gives me clarity and insight when I don't have any and I share that with people and I don't even offer that as as a service to people so my future goals I mean are to write a book like recovery mom has I have I want to tell you about a little bit about my other mental illnesses or diagnosis so I have ADHD this is something I've been diagnosed with since high school and I haven't really found the answer to that and it doesn't sound like oh here's your hyperactive you can't you can't focus well there's a lot of other criteria I come with ADHD so there's ADHD and then I began showing signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder which runs my family at age eight I have had a lot of hormonal issues since I was around that age as well which couldn't contribute to my mental health to my self-esteem to being bullied in high school that kind of thing I was diagnosed with dis time eeeh and that is chronic low mood at this point I would say that I don't it could be because of the antidepressants I'm on which is another topic I'm I have a lot of experience with medications ones that I've tried ones that I'm on and feedback I can give about that I'm also a recovering addict I was on heavy opiates for years to the point of near death and I have been on suboxone and opiate replacement therapy ever since I've gone off of the once and I plan to go off of it again and I'm realizing that every medication comes with its own side of side effects and risks and that's kind of been my focus in the last little while seeing what I can eliminate and I'm also a big advocate of CBD oil I've been trying that I've had some great success with it and I'd like to play around more with options now that this is going to be completely illegal in Canada um October in the middle of October in the middle of September but medical marijuana and CVD oral products no matter are illegal at this point thankfully so I think I'll wrap it up there I could talk forever but I really hope that you can check out my channel and you gain something from it and if you do say hi I'm from recovery mom's channel that would be great it would be great to meet you and have you and I'm also always open to topic discussions requests because I have never run out of ideas to talk about in four years of being on here something new comes up every day and the way I film is I kind of take inspiration from what's going on in my life and then I kind of generalize it as a topic that I know that comes part and parcel with BPD or mental illness so that I can share my insight and experience with others so I don't to make this too long thank you so much for listening again my channel name is the Bordeaux in life and my name is Cory cor y so I hope to see you there thank you so much bye
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