The Untold Secret

The other day I had the pleasure of helping someone I didn't know with their OCD. Did I know what I said would help? Nope, but I said what I thought might help anyways and left it up to the universe to see if it resonated at all.Today, I got the message from him that … Continue reading The Untold Secret

Speak Up

Talk about your struggles. Talk about your fears. Talk about your hang ups. Talk about your anxieties. Talk about your emotions. Talk. Why would you stay silent? Shame? Fear? Guilt? There's only one thing that happens when we stay silent...we hurt more. We struggle internally. We fight ourselves, and others. Nothing feels right. Whether your … Continue reading Speak Up

We All Struggle

The stigma around mental health is real. Is it really because of the term mental health? Two words makes everyone cringe, turn their heads, and never want to speak about something? I really have trouble believing that! Obviously it's not just that. It's what people think about when they hear the term mental health. It's … Continue reading We All Struggle

Root Cause

"Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom." I read that the other day and it was like "YES!" If you want to understand mental health, mental … Continue reading Root Cause

ROCD Hell

An individual found me through my article, Lessons Learned from rOCD, on the OCD stories website and contacted me through this blog. It came with an attachment: an iphone "note" titled "ROCD Hell." It so painfully reminded me of exactly how I felt when I was in a relationship but plagued by anxiety. Reading someone's … Continue reading ROCD Hell

Excerpt about Therapy

Therapy for me was, and is, dare I say fun..wait what? Yes, I actually loved it. I mean, I loved the journey of it. Ok, let’s be honest, obviously it sucked... a lot. I cried for the entire session a majority of the first year I was there. I was extremely upset, heartbroken, and in … Continue reading Excerpt about Therapy

6pm on a Monday night

A coworker of mine who just returned from a HR conference in Austin, Texas (a place I am dying to go) was sharing the words of wisdom that people like Brene Brown (jealous!) and Simon Sinek shared on stage. From diversity in organizations to recognition and positive feedback, she had notes upon notes recounting ways … Continue reading 6pm on a Monday night

No More Diets

I bite my tongue when people ask me for a diet plan. "Just tell me what to eat because I can do that. I just need something to follow" I have gotten confident in my answer of "no." I go on with: "You wanna know why I say no. It's because all diets do is label … Continue reading No More Diets

Fear of Feeling

"I am independent." "I like being on my own." "I am not a relationship kinda girl." Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...excuse, excuse, excuse. What these should say is "I have had to be strong for myself for so long that I can't imagine allowing someone else to be strong for me and with me." "I … Continue reading Fear of Feeling

Relaxing was my goal

Smiles. Laughter. Responsibility. Adventure. Risk. Vulnerability. Calm. mixed in with much less, but still present Anxiety. Fear. Self-consciousness. Doubt. Depression. Lonely. Confused. I can honestly say I am beginning to shift the weight of the balance beam to the desired side. My pH is changing and my mindset is healthier. Time, patience, hard work, and grit. One of … Continue reading Relaxing was my goal