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A Walking Box

In life, control is what keeps us at ease. We know that if we have control we will be okay. The problem is that we barely ever have control. In a sense, we are born in a glass box. This box isn't inherently bad; however, because we can see all that is going on around … Continue reading A Walking Box

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Why People Get Offended When They Hear “OCD” Used as an Adjective

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, commonly known as "OCD", is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts, known as obsessions, causing an overwhelming feeling of anxiety which the person attempts to "get rid of" by performing either mental or physical compulsions. There are quotations around "get rid of" because the relief that comes with the compulsions is only … Continue reading Why People Get Offended When They Hear “OCD” Used as an Adjective

Coming To Terms With Having OCD

As with anything else, obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms can range from mild to severe, from manageable to outright debilitating. However, regardless of this range, OCD is an anxiety disorder. It is a mental illness; and coming to terms with having a mental illness can be quite a difficult process. Even coming to terms with the possibility … Continue reading Coming To Terms With Having OCD

Constantly Being Told “You Don’t Want to Get Better”

I've lost count as to how many times I've heard this over the past two years. So far, I've learned to just not respond. Constantly being told that you don't want to get better is exhausting and surely does not better the situation. If anything, saying this to someone with OCD, or any mental illness for that … Continue reading Constantly Being Told “You Don’t Want to Get Better”

5 Things Not to Say to Someone with a Mental Illness

Think before you speak. Here are a few things not to say to someone with a mental illness: "Just stop it." We can't just stop it. Think about this logically: if it were that easy, don't you think we would have already stopped it? We're in a constant battle with our minds. Don't you think … Continue reading 5 Things Not to Say to Someone with a Mental Illness

How B Vitamins Can Reduce Your Anxiety/Depression

Not only are B vitamins essential for optimal health, but a deficiency in one or more of these vitamins could be the root cause of your anxiety/depression. Below I will share some information on this topic. However, before I do, I would like to make clear yet again that I am not a health professional and … Continue reading How B Vitamins Can Reduce Your Anxiety/Depression

November/December OCD Blog Hop: A Helping Hand

Because it's near the end of the year, I thought it'd be nice to do a final OCD blog hop for 2014! Of course, the end of December is normally super busy, and we're already halfway through November, so I figured why not just do a November/December theme. The response posts will be due back December 15th and … Continue reading November/December OCD Blog Hop: A Helping Hand

Dietary Supplements to Help Diminish Anxiety, Depression and OCD

 Hi guys! Due to the huge response from one of my last posts, "Natural Ways To Reduce Anxiety/Depression," I have decided to do another post including some quotes from different articles I've come across about natural healing and mental health. Keep in mind that I am not a doctor, nor a health professional, and that … Continue reading Dietary Supplements to Help Diminish Anxiety, Depression and OCD

Is the Only Way to Get through This with Faith?

***This could be triggering for some, so please do not read if you are easily triggered. I love you all and will post some more things soon.*** I've been thinking about this a lot lately and am still very confused as to where I stand. Is the only way to get through this with faith? … Continue reading Is the Only Way to Get through This with Faith?

The Importance of Acceptance & Self-Love

  Hello beauties! I want to talk to you about the importance of acceptance and self-love through your healing process. For some of you, you may already be aware of this importance; however, for others, you may have read the title to this post and thought, "this girl doesn't know what she's talking about". Maybe … Continue reading The Importance of Acceptance & Self-Love

Meant to Be… but Not in the Way You Think

Alright, so I don't know if y'all are like me, but I tend to overthink everything... after all, I do have OCD. But seriously, whenever something happens, whenever I do something or whenever I think something, it seems as though I always come to the conclusion that it happened to warn me of something or that … Continue reading Meant to Be… but Not in the Way You Think

A Quick Idea on How to Help Break Compulsions

Just me thinking aloud! You know how people always tell us to try and separate our OCD from ourselves so we can better identify which thoughts are actually ours and which thoughts are made by the OCD? Well, I was thinking about that a few days ago and I got an idea. After, or even while we're deciphering which thoughts … Continue reading A Quick Idea on How to Help Break Compulsions

April OCD Blog Hop: Stereotypes

This months blog hop, hosted by Charlie, is all about stereotypes associated with OCD. If you are familiar with obsessive-compulsive disorder I'm sure you are aware of the massive amount of stereotypes surrounding the disorder. Today, however, I'll just be talking about a few of the stereotypes. The first thing I want to focus on … Continue reading April OCD Blog Hop: Stereotypes

Retraining Your Brain

For someone diagnosed with OCD, a better part of treatment normally involves re-training your brain. One of the more recognized therapies, known as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), has been known to have a large success rate, and, as far as I know, has often been paired with exposure with response prevention to aid patients with OCD. For … Continue reading Retraining Your Brain

March Blog Hop: Stronger than OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a fight, a continuous internal battle that, I'm not going to lie, can sometimes eat you whole. It can't be sugar coated, and I won't sugar coat it: OCD is hell. Feeling hopeless in your own mind is hell. People always say, "go with your instinct." But, with OCD you can't always … Continue reading March Blog Hop: Stronger than OCD

You Are Capable Of Greatness: People who suffered from mental illness

Hello beautiful warriors, Being that it's Friday, I know some of you are probably exhausted from the week and may even feel defeated by your OCD. I sincerely hope that's not the case, but if it is and you feel like you need a boost of hope, keep reading. I'm sure you've all heard of … Continue reading You Are Capable Of Greatness: People who suffered from mental illness