My Brain Story

I am honored to be able to share my story to recovery and to help others learn about mental health and how it actually makes you more of yourself! From comparison anxiety and eating issues in high school to severe depression and questioning my identity in college, I lived in a fog for many years. … Continue reading My Brain Story

5 years later! Paying it Forward

January 2016 was when I was officially diagnosed with OCD, three letters that changed my life forever. These three letters were mentioned in college and never again mentioned until about 10 years later, a mishap that is all too common in the mental health field. Those three letters had caused more emotional pain than I … Continue reading 5 years later! Paying it Forward

Energy to Give

When you feel some internal unrest, you can either wallow in it and focus on those feelings or you can do something about it. For a while now I have focused on what I don't have and just hyper-focused on one area of my life, relationships. I had a nagging reminder of being single despite … Continue reading Energy to Give

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

Mental Health Month

People ask me how I changed my life around. Short answer: I had to. Something happened and not changing was no longer an option. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I reflect on the last few years! After suffering from anxiety and depression starting in high school, not knowing what was going on at … Continue reading Mental Health Month

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

When I was in the heart of hating my OCD and trying to understand what was going on, I found a peace in learning. I was also wishing some people were with me when I found these resources to see the truth of this monster. These pieces told me so much, educated me, reassured me … Continue reading These are a Few of My Favorite Things

The Power of Strangers

Most recently I talked to someone whom I never met, and she has become a very close friend. She reached out after reading one of my blog posts on a website about my OCD surrounding relationships, and I was thrilled. Someone else "cold-emails!" Phew! And cool because this time I was on the receiving end 🙂 … Continue reading The Power of Strangers