My Brain Story

I am honored to be able to share my story to recovery and to help others learn about mental health and how it actually makes you more of yourself! From comparison anxiety and eating issues in high school to severe depression and questioning my identity in college, I lived in a fog for many years. … Continue reading My Brain Story

Remember: OCD is Anxiety

Remember, at the end of the day OCD is an anxiety disorder. What does that mean and why am I telling you this? Because we forget! We are so deep in the throughs of the feeling and the obsessing that we forget why we are feeling this, and that why is our way out. Anxiety … Continue reading Remember: OCD is Anxiety

Whispers of the Soul

How often are we so distracted from what our heart is saying? Notice, I did not say our minds because we are already so cognitive, always questioning, second guessing, asking for validation, and finding excuses disguised as fear. I said our souls, our hearts. The gentle aspects of ourselves; the parts that speak our personal … Continue reading Whispers of the Soul

Attract Your Life

They say life comes to you when you are open to it,Stay present and positive until it becomes a habit.Not to say you won't feel anxious, discouraged, or sad,But try to stay out of the past and all the things that you had.Be open for what else is to come for you never know what's … Continue reading Attract Your Life

Life Starts Now

When you let go and be,You allow what you can’t see. Energy shifts and magic flows,Hands off and the universe goes.It does it’s thing and each for a reason,Time and patience-gotta keep believin.As hard as it feels and as stuck as you get,There is so much in the works you haven't even met.Stay true to you … Continue reading Life Starts Now

Face the Anxiety

You have anxiety. We all do, I promise. I get it. Sometimes that anxiety is a bit worse and can manifest in an anxiety disorder if it takes too much of your energy and joy away from life. I get that too. I was diagnosed with OCD five years ago. OCD is a disorder of … Continue reading Face the Anxiety

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

Puzzles of Life

The year of the pandemic and no one knows what to do,I take walks, work, workout, and invest in a puzzle or two.Puzzles have always been a form of therapy and focus for me,Something about putting things in their place; where they are meant to be.Taking my mind and focusing on a task at hand,It's … Continue reading Puzzles of Life

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

Put Pieces Together

https://videopress.com/v/54qKIvrx?preloadContent=metadata For years, I didn’t think growing up in a single parent household had any effects on me because what difference did I know? I had a fantastic, loving mother who gave us a great life!Then I tried to commit to someone and struggled. My heart went straight to my dad and I knew I … Continue reading Put Pieces Together