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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,...

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...

How Do I know If I Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

How Do I know If I Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

It's easy to overlook the possibility that OCD could be the cause of your anxiety. Most people assume they have to have to be experiencing very unusual rituals to have...

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...

Relationship anxiety

How do you know if you’ve found Mr./Mrs. Right? Well, you don’t.

As someone who has Relationship OCD, I can tell you that accepting this fact is no walk in the park. “What’s Relationship OCD,” you ask?  It is a subset of OCD where the obsessions are focused on themes surrounding relationships and dating.

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? 

Share Your Story

Share Your Story

With every thought, fear, and story we share, we add to a larger conversation around mental health and open up the gates for someone else to begin their journey toward nurturing a healthy mind.

The Power of Sharing

The Power of Sharing

We’ve all heard the phrase “sharing is caring.” We’ve all learned this lesson from the moment our tiny brains began to soak up the world around us. It’s so important...

Allow 6ft between yourself and your mind

Allow 6ft between yourself and your mind

One of the most effective things I have learned in therapy is distancing. And no, I don’t mean social distancing.

Who's your Danny DeVito?

Who's your Danny DeVito?

The narratives that sometimes consume our minds seem so real in the moment. We start to attach ourselves to them and mistakenly identify them as our truth.