Duality Emerges

Coming out. When you struggle with mental health, this phrase takes on a second meaning to what everyone typically associates coming out with. When the circuits in your brain misfire, when the neurochemical ratio is imbalanced, we often feel a shift and have to wait until it passes. Going in and out of anxious spells, … Continue reading Duality Emerges

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

Lessons Learned from Relationship Focused OCD

My first day of my first experience in intensive therapy I was asked to write down my thoughts one day from wake to sleep. I kid you not, by 9am I wrote "exhausted and yawning" (I had gotten up at 6:30). I looked at the journal and realized it was literally one page of thoughts … Continue reading Lessons Learned from Relationship Focused OCD