Our fears love to latch onto the very things we would never want to have happen. The problem is, the moment we start reacting to the intrusive thoughts with coping, checking, and controlling compulsions, we actually encourage our brains to throw those intrusive thoughts at us even more, and they only get more intense the […]

OCD doesn’t have to be chronic. It’s possible to recover and maintain recovery as you build better and better mental health. And just like improving and maintaining health anywhere else in your body, that takes work. I’ve been OCD-free for five years now and here are a couple of things that really help me: Approach mental […]

These last few weeks I’ve had to think through some tough decisions on where my life was heading. Although I haven’t settled on something just yet, I became a lot more comfortable with the possible outcomes—after thinking about the things that really mattered to me in life. It wasn’t easy thinking about these things. Looking […]