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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...

Lindsay vs. OCD vs. Bird vs. TJ Maxx

Lindsay vs. OCD vs. Bird vs. TJ Maxx

What could be so complicated about a trip to TJ Maxx? Apparently, a lot.  I was on my way home from work and decided I would stop into TJ Maxx to...

Our brains need check-ups, too.

The brain needs a check-up, too.

Every year, we are strongly encouraged to go to the doctor. They check our weight, height, blood pressure, heart beat, etc. They make sure our vital bodily functions are working...

Lindsay vs. OCD

Lindsay vs. OCD

It all started the night before. I was in the shower using the last of the conditioner, preparing to toss the empty bottle in the trash. In that same moment I remembered my sister was away with friends for the week. Then this thought popped into my head. “If I threw this bottle away when my sister wasn’t here we would be separated and, somehow, she would be stuck in an alternate universe.” I threw the bottle out anyway and the thought came and went. 

Lindsay: 1 / OCD: 0

This would be the beginning of a very long and exhausting 48 hours.

What If?

What If?

What if? This is the question that has held too much power over my life, my values, my goals, my adventures and my chance for new opportunities. I used to think that there must be an answer to these questions. There has to be — right? Because, if there isn’t an answer, that means I just have to deal with not knowing? How do I let these questions go? How can I possibly focus on anything else when the possibility that something bad will happen is just hanging over my head?