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OCD is the doubting disorder.

You know the saying… “when in doubt, throw it out.” For those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (aka the doubting disorder) the “throw it out” part of that phrase only makes...

Advice for anxiety

The Worst Advice for Someone with Anxiety

Let's talk about something we've all heard at some point: "Try not to think about it." Sounds familiar, right? Yet, for many of us grappling with anxiety, this advice is...

I had a bad dream

Do you ever feel weird after a bad dream?

After a night of very long, very involved, VERY upsetting/exhausting dreams, how can one function the next day? Well, giving it a name can certainly help. They are called Dream...

OCD and watching movies or TV

My OCD was triggered by a TV show.

As you might have guessed, this blog post was created based on a personal experience I had. My OCD was triggered by a tv show. The culprit? The Crowded Room (There may...

How to Set New Year’s Intentions in 2024

How to Set New Year’s Intentions in 2024

The difference between resolutions and intentions? Resolutions are hard and fast goals we set for ourselves that we either achieve or break — a good way to set ourselves up...

OCD? Depression? Just Feeling Meh?

OCD? Depression? Just Feeling Meh?

It’s been a while since I’ve been to therapy — a little over 2 years now. Sometimes I wonder if it would do me any good to start therapy again,...

The Secret to Navigating the Winter Blues

The Secret to Navigating the Winter Blues

Winter arrives, and with it, the winter blues—a phenomenon many experience but few openly discuss. Amidst the glittering snow and festive decorations, there lies an unspoken truth that could be the key to managing this seasonal shift: acceptance.

How to Brave the Uncomfortable and Return to the Present Moment

How to Brave the Uncomfortable and Return to the Present Moment

Does braving the uncomfortable feel like a foreign concept to you? How does someone just allow themselves to feel uncomfortable? Isn’t that self-torture? Well, maybe. But it’s only temporary. And...

Why does anxiety make us (physically) feel like sh*t?

Why does anxiety make us (physically) feel like sh*t?

We know anxiety can wreak havoc on our bodies, but do we know why? Our bodies are just trying to protect us — whether we need it or not. The...

What is Real Event OCD? Here are 5 things you should know.

What is Real Event OCD? Here are 5 things you should know.

I was a freshman in college — in the middle of a psych class — when all of a sudden, a memory of the past popped into my head. I...

"I Feel Like Everyone Hates Me" and Other Lies My Friendship Anxiety Tells Me

  "Are they talking about me? Why haven’t they responded yet? Maybe I'm missing something? Why do I feel like everyone hates me?"  We’ve all been there. Anxiety has this awful quality of making mountains out...

Feel a sticky OCD thought coming on? Here are 5 ways to nip it in the bud.

Feel a sticky OCD thought coming on? Here are 5 ways to nip it in the bud.

Imagine this –– you’ve had a great couple of days. No major intrusive thoughts – or at least ones you can’t handle. Your therapy sessions seem to be more focused...

9 Common Obsessions & Compulsions in OCD

9 Common Obsessions & Compulsions in OCD

The most amazing thing happens when you begin to educate yourself about OCD.You learn that those irrational thoughts and fears — the same fears that you spent years trying to...

Do big life changes give you anxiety?

Do big life changes give you anxiety?

  We all experience transitions throughout our lives. Whether they are exciting (moving to a new place, starting a new job, becoming a parent) or unexpected (being let go from...

What is it <i>really</i> like to have OCD?

What is it really like to have OCD?

If we had a dollar for every time we heard someone use the phrase "I'm so OCD," we'd be super rich. And bitter. But, after taking time to really think about it — how...

What is Autumn Anxiety?

What is Autumn Anxiety?

Fall is the season of change. For some people this can mean a season filled with anxiety and sadness which — believe it or not — makes for the perfect...