Matt and Daniela interview Andrew on his work experiences, including some tips on what’s worked well for him the last few years.
Big thanks to Andrew for doing the interview, and providing the music for our podcast!

In this TedX talk, Dr. Steven Hayes offers several helpful techniques for handling nasty intrusive thoughts and putting some distance between you and the stuff in your head. Check it out:

Google is rolling out new search tools aimed at your medical symptom queries. Search results will return a list of related conditions and, for some symptoms, a description along with self-treatment options and info to help you decide when it’s time to see a doctor (other than Dr. Google). They’ve also been working with Harvard Medical […]

I chatted with ocdmaestro on Instagram to ask him about the artwork he creates to express and capture his experiences with OCD. Mark: What inspired you to start making these drawings? Andreas: I don’t know really… I’ve always been sketching and drawing and it was a nice relaxing thing to do. Also, it was a […]

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 […]

Meditation is a great support for improving mental health BUT it doesn’t replace the work of cutting out the compulsions that are feeding the anxiety disorder. For me, meditation was a key component of learning the tools to overcome a bunch of anxiety disorders. It was useful for learning that I am not my thoughts […]