Boxing, BPD & My Living Story at Columbia Univ.

It was quite an honor to speak at Columbia University last week and I wanted to thank all those who braved the snow storm to listen to the discussion on research, treatment and stories surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder. A very special thanks to Dr. Kathy Berenson of the Social Relations Research Laboratory, for inviting me and organizing this wonderful symposium. For those who got caught in the storm or weren’t able to make it out, I’ve posted the video below. In this talk I share both struggles and strengths as I navigate through the world of Borderline Personality Disorder, challenging us all to find our own living story:

Boxing, BPD & My Living Story from Amanda Wang on Vimeo.

What does your living story look like? What is your “why?” I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to comment below, or send me a link to your video reaction. Looking forward to hearing from you!

More special thanks to all the Meetuppers who made it out, to my husband for his wonderful support (and camera work!), and to all those that participated in the symposium and work tirelessly to help those with mental illness: Dr. Kathy Berenson, Dr. Shirley Matthews, Dr. Geraldine Downey and Valerie Porr. Thank you!!!

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Update: A lot of what I talked about has not only come through my personal experiences, but also from books, blogs and various readings. If you would like to know more about these themes, here are a few of those great sources from which I found my inspiration. I am incredibly indebted to them for leading the way:

•  Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
•  The Decision to Be Remarkable by Chris Guillebeau
•  A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
•  The Mission of My Life by Cardinal Newman
•  Story by Robert McKee
•  How to Change the World by David Bornstein

•  The Importance of Story Telling by Chris Brogan

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