OCD Style Therapy for All!

I was just privy to a friends therapy conversation and at the end of it, he turned to me and asked, "so what did you think?" I said, "all I heard was one theme and you never got to the heart of that in your conversation. You talked about the same thing in a different … Continue reading OCD Style Therapy for All!

Almost Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month and although I know mental health/emotional health/mental wellbeing should be on the minds of everyone everyday of the year, I am also thrilled that there is a time dedicated to it solely. The only problem with one time dedicated to mental health awareness is that it keeps the stigma alive. … Continue reading Almost Mental Health Month

Growth

Growth. A word I wrote a few times in my journal over this last week. When I fell back into an anxiety spiral, I didn't let it consume me completely. I reached out to others and voiced how I was feeling, I forced myself into conversations that focused on anything but what I was thinking … Continue reading Growth

Self-Awareness

A word that keeps coming up in my life. Not something you can give someone but definitely something everyone needs and everyone can personally build. It pays off to be more self aware and yet it remains so easy to continue to distract, run, and ignore the need. Especially during a time like this, in … Continue reading Self-Awareness

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

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

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

Silence Speaks

When silence screams it pierces your ears. Louder than words; more honest than words.When you sit in silence, you hear yourself louder than ever. Do you listen? Do you shy away? What do you hear?Are you able to tolerate the audience of trees, birds, or waves as you sit still?It's almost as if they are … Continue reading Silence Speaks

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

Ten Years to Wait

Ten years, yup you heard that correctly, 10; 1-0 years until I was properly diagnosed with OCD. They say that is the average! THE AVERAGE! That is a horrible statistic! People should be shocked when you say 10 years, not nod and say "sounds about right." We must do better. We must have more professionals … Continue reading Ten Years to Wait