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!

Honoring Patience

When you try to make things happen but you know it's not right,Sometimes you have to take a step back and reenter the fight.The fight against time; see your patience as wealth,A fight worth having, one that serves your most inner self.It won't always be easy and it won't always come when you are ready,But … Continue reading Honoring Patience

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

When the Ebbs Flow

5 years in and it still happens.Yup our moods can change. They ebb and flow and the ebbs flow and will always ebb again.I have accepted that my mood can dip without notice, and I just have to be patient. Part of the nature of mental health is that it happens. You wake up one … Continue reading When the Ebbs Flow

When Self Care Doesn’t “Work”

What does self-care mean to you?Is it fitness, books, music, outdoors, or a combo of a few?Hopefully it's something you have built into a habit,Nothing that you fade in and out of but rather enjoy it.Self care must be part of your day to day routine,Otherwise you feel burnt out, overwhelmed, and downright mean.I try … Continue reading When Self Care Doesn’t “Work”

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