OCD Is Not An Adjective

Having OCD is not fun.  No one likes having OCD.  OCD is not a love of cleaning.  It is having scary intrusive thoughts and being afraid you might act on them.  It is being afraid you will hurt someone.  It is being afraid you will contaminate someone.  It is being afraid you will cheat on […]

Friends, Friends, Friends

This morning my mom was asking me when we could get together as a family.  I said, no that doesn’t work.  That might work.  No, that doesn’t work.  She then told me I needed to stop having so many friends.  This conversation reminded me how blessed I am and how much your life can change. […]

You Are Not Your Illness

The monster in your brain Causes so much pain The monster’s not you It’s kind of like the flu Except it may not go away Your monster could be here to stay It can be shrunk in size Therapy saves so many lives Medication need not cause shame It can help so much with the […]

Love Your Neighbor AS YOURSELF

I have struggled with low self-esteem from a young age.  When I got older I started to think it was selfish to love myself.  I am supposed to love everyone else.  I want to help everyone.  I’m sure if you’ve read my blog or if you know me that you know I still want to […]

Be Yourself

Isn’t it cool how many lessons we can learn from movies our kids watch?  I will often hear a song or a quote and think, I need to write about this. “Show yourself, I’m dying to meet you.”- Elsa, Show Yourself, Frozen 2 Have you ever been afraid to be yourself?  I used to not […]

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