Speak Up

Talk about your struggles. Talk about your fears. Talk about your hang ups. Talk about your anxieties. Talk about your emotions. Talk. Why would you stay silent? Shame? Fear? Guilt? There's only one thing that happens when we stay silent...we hurt more. We struggle internally. We fight ourselves, and others. Nothing feels right. Whether your … Continue reading Speak Up

Almost Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month and although I know mental health/emotional health/mental wellbeing should be on the minds of everyone everyday of the year, I am also thrilled that there is a time dedicated to it solely. The only problem with one time dedicated to mental health awareness is that it keeps the stigma alive. … Continue reading Almost Mental Health Month

Share Your Story

First opportunity to share my story and pay it forward. When you experience heartache and don’t know why until it’s too late, that can have a profound effect on your life. Relationship themed OCD plagued me when I fell in love and when it was too late. I had already pushed the one person away … Continue reading Share Your Story

My Way Through OCD Therapy

When I first started therapy, I was so deep into a rabbit hole of "What ifs" and "How do I knows if/that...?" I thought again and again about my past, what had just led up to me being in therapy, trying to make sense of it all! It was exhausting and here was my therapist … Continue reading My Way Through OCD Therapy

What is the deal with Relationship OCD (ROCD)?

Imagine just imagine your brain telling you to break up with someone you love, I mean truly love. The one you want everything with and the one whom you have never experienced feelings like this before with...but your brain keeps saying "what if;" your brain keeps coming up with anxious thoughts that make you question … Continue reading What is the deal with Relationship OCD (ROCD)?

To have gained, and not have…

As great as it is that I know what I want from someone, what I deserve, and what I am willing and not willing to settle for; as great as it is that I have learned how to really listen to my heart-you know that gut feeling you get, that internal reaction you have when … Continue reading To have gained, and not have…

Heart’s Chambers

Letting life work its magic. Time. Allowing. Trusting. Releasing. Being the strong one. Honor myself. Honor others. Where does that leave me? Feeling strong or feeling bereft? Feeling empowered or feeling cracked? Exhausted. Dejected. Empowered. Conflicted. Feelings for those who aren't ready, when I, for once, am. Surprised by my own melting, my own willingness, … Continue reading Heart’s Chambers

On the other side of mental health

I remember starting therapy over 2 years ago for severe anxiety and depression, but more specifically with a life-altering diagnosis of OCD. As she reviewed the physiology of OCD and the treatment plan with me, I sat there and asked, shocked at the possibility, "So what do I do and what will I think about … Continue reading On the other side of mental health

Gratitude

What are you grateful for? I have many things but there are a few things I always think of: My bed: for a rejuvenating place to rest my body and relax my mind The gym: a daily therapy and clearing of the mind. A way to feel strong, able, and alive! Always my place to … Continue reading Gratitude