Face the Anxiety

You have anxiety. We all do, I promise. I get it. Sometimes that anxiety is a bit worse and can manifest in an anxiety disorder if it takes too much of your energy and joy away from life. I get that too. I was diagnosed with OCD five years ago. OCD is a disorder of … Continue reading Face the Anxiety

OCD Anxiety Wave

Ride up and down the worry hill. This is a sheet that was given to me in OCD therapy to explain the nature of the work we would be doing. OCD is all about a thought making us anxious and us doing things to get rid of the thought. Makes sense, right? Don't like what … Continue reading OCD Anxiety Wave

ROCD Hell

An individual found me through my article, Lessons Learned from rOCD, on the OCD stories website and contacted me through this blog. It came with an attachment: an iphone "note" titled "ROCD Hell." It so painfully reminded me of exactly how I felt when I was in a relationship but plagued by anxiety. Reading someone's … Continue reading ROCD Hell

Lessons Learned from Relationship Focused OCD

My first day of my first experience in intensive therapy I was asked to write down my thoughts one day from wake to sleep. I kid you not, by 9am I wrote "exhausted and yawning" (I had gotten up at 6:30). I looked at the journal and realized it was literally one page of thoughts … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Relationship Focused OCD