I saw an article recently criticizing workplace mental health programs as nothing more than attempts to make people work harder and longer. That’s a valid criticism if a workplace or an individual is trying to use “stress relief” as an excuse to ignore the things they’re doing to cause that stress. But for me, that […]

Cutting out compulsions is a key component of recovery from mental illness. But when we engage in compulsions inside our heads as a reaction to anxiety and depression and other feelings we don’t like, they can sometimes be more difficult to wrap our heads around (pun intended!) than compulsions outside of our heads. In this […]

Cutting out compulsions is an effective approach to recovering from a variety of mental illnesses. And it’s helpful for building better mental health and fitness in general. But sometimes it can be difficult to spot the compulsions. The approach to identifying obsessions and compulsions explained in this video is especially useful for identifying compulsions in […]

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 […]