Playing With Fire

The other day Dan lit a candle and M.J. was very interested in it.  Dan told M.J. we don’t play with fire because it’s very dangerous.  I was reminded how often we can play with metaphorical fires in our lives.  Sometimes when people tell us we shouldn’t do something, it makes us want to do […]

Pure O OCD

It’s been about a year since I was diagnosed with Purely Obsessive Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Pure O OCD).  November of 2019 was one of the hardest times of my life.   I had struggled with intrusive thoughts for at least ten years.  They got to the point of very obsessive.  Because I didn’t want the thoughts I […]

OCD and Overthinking

“My anxieties have anxieties.”- Charlie Brown in There’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown Have you ever felt like this?  I feel like it is a common symptom of OCD.  Since I have learned about intrusive thoughts I will overanalyze many thoughts I have.  Was that an intrusive thought?  Maybe I really wanted that thought.  […]

Who Can Love Me?

“Who can search the depths of me and love me to the core?”- No One But You by Hillsong Worship We sang this song in church on Sunday and this part reminded me how much God loves me.  I have often felt unlovable.  I used to wonder how anyone could love someone like me.  I […]

Accidents and Anxiety

I, apparently am having a little trouble sleeping.  Sometimes, when I have trouble sleeping I feel like writing.  I think writing on a computer is probably counterproductive to helping me sleep but it does help with my anxiety. I had a pretty stressful evening.  I had a virtual Friends of the Library meeting and Dan […]

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