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.  …

Find Joy in the Little Things

I can often forget to find joy in the little things. We will be playing outside and M.J. will say, “Mommy look, there’s a bird!  There’s a squirrel!”  I will think, Yeah, what’s the big deal? We see birds and squirrels every day.  Today, I was thinking, when did I stop finding joy in the …

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