The Power of “Why?”

One thing I recommend to people when they ask me for advice, share their stories, or ask how I overcame certain obstacles, is to ask "why?" Be careful, this is not in the sense of "why me?" cuz I have been there before and that doesn't help at all, but in the form of "why … Continue reading The Power of “Why?”

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

InDeCiSiOn

Indecision. Don't know the best kind of apple to buy so you don't get any, can't choose the best order to do our errands to be efficient so it becomes whatever you see first, can't choose what color nail polish to use so you use both. Inconvenient. Nagging. Frustrating. Time consuming. I mean, how long can one spend staring … Continue reading InDeCiSiOn

Thinking Without Thinking

When I am not thinking about anxiety and OCD, I am thinking about anxiety and OCD. It is annoying actually but somehow becomes an enemy, friend, and shadow all in one. It's like the feeling when a little child plays the "stop copying me" game: that nagging thing in the back of your mind that … Continue reading Thinking Without Thinking

Think about thinking

Don't think about a pink elephant. ...I bet you thought about a pink elephant. There have been so many times that I have thought about something and then I think about thinking about that something. Don't lie and say "what?" Reread that again and I am sure you know what I am talking about! We … Continue reading Think about thinking