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

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

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

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

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