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

Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today in Canada is Bell Let's Talk day, where people tweet all day using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk. This wonderful day of awareness was started to help raise awareness about mental health, end stigma, and raise money for mental health initiatives. For every text sent, phone call made and tweet posted using the #BellLetsTalk, Bell will … Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk Day

Raising OCD Awareness

This week is OCD Awareness Week (Oct. 13-19th, 2014). Every year during the second full week of October, we come together to raise awareness about the struggles and stigma surrounded with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Not only is this week incredibly important in helping us raise awareness around the world, but it also allows us to show … Continue reading Raising OCD Awareness

You Are Not a Burden

Hello to all you beautiful souls, A couple months back I published some quotes from the TFIOS music video. In that post, I said that there was a specific quote that I wanted to talk about more thoroughly later on. Well, I've finally decided to do that post now. It's not really a quote, per say, that … Continue reading You Are Not a Burden

Stay

Hi Everyone, I'm sorry that I haven't posted in over a month. Honestly, I just simply haven't been in the right frame of mind to be giving others advice. And truthfully, I'm still not. That said, this past week I've received some comments on my blog and also some tweet on Twitter that have truly … Continue reading Stay

May OCD Blog Hop Theme

Hello warriors! This month is my month to host and I am very excited! Being the indecisive person that I am, I found it difficult to choose a theme, however, finally came to a decision. As I'm sure you're all very aware, OCD can be an extremely challenging and debilitating disorder. For many of us, … Continue reading May OCD Blog Hop Theme

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

Magnificent Days

Being that it's Monday, I thought a quote would be appropriate. I came across this a few days ago and it has had a greater impact than expected. Some days life is all about your dreams, hopes and visions for the future. But there are some days where life is just about putting one foot … Continue reading Magnificent Days

Notes from the Universe

Aloha! For those of you who haven't heard of Notes from the Universe, I highly suggest you try it out. Notes from the Universe are emails that you can choose to get on any or all of the days of the week, Monday through Friday. These emails are inspirational, funny, motivational, serious, and just an overall joy … Continue reading Notes from the Universe