You with You

When you have a traumatic experience, it can put you in a place mentally that you thought you had left behind. It terrifies you, feeling so wrong but oh so real. It makes your head spin and it makes you feel as if the last few years were not as successful as you thought. However … Continue reading You with You

The Pain of Perfectionism

(Mind Blown) How true this is! When I was growing up I never considered perfectionistic to be descriptive of how I was behaving. I was an athlete, a student, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I was then a professional (still am!), a crossfit athlete, and a partner. Through each part of my identity I … Continue reading The Pain of Perfectionism

Be Gentle with Yourself

I used to speak so poorly about myself, both to others and to myself, not realizing how damaging it is. "I am broken." "No one will love my when they figure out what goes on in my head." "Don't even try, it won't work." "You think you have a lot to work on, please, I … Continue reading Be Gentle with Yourself

Where Does Your Energy Go?

When you have things you need to say, built up energy, or unresolved situations, where do you throw your energy? When you feel overly excited, full of emotion, and ready to go where do you direct your energy? Is it the gym? Shopping? Friends? Driving? Reading? Where does it go? Do you talk to people? … Continue reading Where Does Your Energy Go?

Slippery Slope

Sometimes it feels like I am sliding backwards a bit. My feet are trying to grip ice, failing to find footing and just staying in the same place. I thought I was progressing, growing, and finding my footing on solid ground, and then I freeze. I feel it come over me. I shiver.  I am … Continue reading Slippery Slope

Be Self-Aware and Ask “Why?”

Sometimes people ask me how I handle my OCD and anxiety so well. My therapist said I was impressive, highly aware, and in tune with myself and my thoughts. Someone asked me if I was a therapist after the OCD support group I go to because "I was aware and had a knack for talking … Continue reading Be Self-Aware and Ask “Why?”

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

Lonely vs Alone

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that there is a big difference between being lonely and being alone (solitude)? The difference is actually significant because one you can enjoy and learn a lot from, and the other stems from, and can cause discomfort, sadness, and depression. When you are in a crowd or with your … Continue reading Lonely vs Alone