Letting Go to Allow

I was always hesitant to let go of certain things because my heart was still in it, but when I began reading, I noticed that letting go is selective and purposeful. It is A. helpful to do with certain things that might be holding you back and B. a way to open yourself up to … Continue reading Letting Go to Allow

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

Relationship OCD

Dealing with something that is so misunderstood can be difficult but learning about it after it crushes you is something totally different. I vowed to get better so this never happened again. I wish I knew then what I know, now but I remain grateful that I found the strength and motivation to get me … Continue reading Relationship OCD

Dealing with Diagnosis

When asked "What was your diagnosis and how did you handle the news?" I smiled. Despite the pain that it had caused me, I had a reason as to why I was acting, feeling, and reacting the way I was. I had struggled for years and falling in love brought all my struggles to their … Continue reading Dealing with Diagnosis

Struggles Shape You

We should be encouraging people to dig into their struggles for that is what shows us the way out! We struggle for a reason, facing friction when there is something blocking us from being our true selves, and we all deserve to look into that in order to be who we truly can be! It … Continue reading Struggles Shape You

New Decade

I entered a new decade yesterday and it made me smileThinking about the last ten years and going out in style.From college to graduate school and entering working life,Crossfit to traveling, and watching my brother gain a wife.I fell in love, moved to Cali, and was diagnosed with OCD,Crushing my soul and living with pain … Continue reading New Decade

Anxiety Flare Ups Linger

When I have a bout of high anxiety that causes a cascade of thoughts, fears, and emotions, sometimes scary and unwanted, it doesn't just stop when it's over. I wish it did. I wish it were that easy; when the anxiety was gone I would restart life where I left off. However, it lingers. It's … Continue reading Anxiety Flare Ups Linger

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