From Cleveland with Love

“You need to help remove the stigma, not promote it. Be honest with each other when a colleague asks how you feel or when someone attempts to tell you how they feel. You have to be willing to have honest dialog about these concerns if you are ever going to help others, the very reasonContinue reading “From Cleveland with Love”

“The Look”

“Maybe the person you talk to today doesn’t seem to ‘get it.’ What we don’t know about is the person that individual may meet with tomorrow. What we share, ripples. We don’t know where those ripples lead, but we have faith that they keep going. Thank you to Jeff Herman of the Jeff Herman LiteraryContinue reading ““The Look””

Lest I forget

“It sauntered up to me that night and hissed, ‘Hey, babe, it’s been a while. Miss ya, girl!’ Wink. ‘I’ll keep you safe. Always have, right?’ OCD is that awful, worthless boyfriend we’ve watched our friends make one mistake after another with while we yell at the movie screen that is their life, ‘Don’t fallContinue reading “Lest I forget”

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, You’re Actually Not “So OCD.” What OCD Really Is.

Originally posted on The Obsessively Anxious:
I’ve learned a (comparative) tremendous amount about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder since my diagnosis, which was roughly 2 years ago. I’ve learned the most information in the last 6 months from research and self discovery. Most of the information I know, was gathered on my own, due to the professionals…

Encouraging Carley

“Somedays we’re encouraging Carley. Somedays we are Carley. There’s a strength in vulnerability that has no substitute or equal. Gosh, I really hate it when that vulnerability overwhelms me, but I highly recommend it.” “Love to you, Carley” (not her real name). “You’ve got this.” “I believe in you. You can do this.” “ERP isContinue reading “Encouraging Carley”