OCD

When they said “hope…”
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Part of the problem is: I feel frantic today. Very difficult to sit down and write a post. I used to be the Leslie Knope of presents, I gave my friend an "ehh" birthday present today. "Ehh" at best. Plenty...
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The 411 on Phone Anxiety
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This is a personal interest blog post. I was wondering how much overlap there was between Anxiety and OCD regarding a fear of talking on the phone. Surprisingly, I found that there are a lot of compulsions that are phone-related....
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A Socially Distanced Bazaar
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My Sweet Teeny Fall Bouquet! Today, I was super pumped and super lucky to be invited to a bazaar at my friend's B&B. It was a sweet, quirky, socially distanced gathering and the visit really warmed my heart during a...
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Face your Fears, Boo
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Ah, Halloween. The swan song of Spooky Season. Today I am writing about something very on-theme: fear. We've all felt afraid. None of us probably liked it that much when it was authentic fear... even though there's lines around the...
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Why Having OCD Feels Like Trying to Outsmart Yourself: 2 Ideas to Help When Your OCD Makes You Tired
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My recent upswing in OCD is causing me to feel winter-bear-tired. I am starting a new therapy and medication regimen which takes some time to start to take hold. This has meant a lot of reminders of what I used...
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Work Out Your Bones with this Halloween Workout Card!
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You may not know that your bone density naturally decreases as you age--starting at about 30 years old! It's possible to prevent or postpone the loss of bone density, though. One of the main ways doctors say to do that...
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Hah! One Month old, sweet Blog!
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Our blog is one month old now! I feel so excited! It's a small, but important milestone. Yesterday I worked with someone to help me rearrange the homepage and everything for a better user experience. I guess that means I'm...
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The Hidden Power of an OCD Coloring Book
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Trigger warning: OCD triggers below I never figured that I would be doing a small amount of exposure therapy on myself at home, starting little by little, to try and claw a way through the gnawing terror of intrusive thoughts...
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Next Step in a Painstaking Journey toward Mental Health
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This week, I finally made an appointment to see a therapist. It has only taken 30 years, 10 of which my sister has been strongly urging me to go, proclaiming the wonders that therapy has done for her. I found...
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My Early Experience With OCD
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The first time I ever remember experiencing those rushing, circular thoughts and the panic that clutches your throat, I was just small--probably 4 or 5. OCD was here to stay. It was in the 90's and everyone was rightfully worried...
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