Let’s Talk About OCD

Trigger warning for anyone who is steering clear of descriptions of symptoms of mental illness. When people think about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, they often picture washing hands too often or keeping everything perfect or symmetrical. These can be examples of OCD, but OCD can be many things. I never considered that it could be part […]

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What I Did On Summer Vacation

Or at least it felt like summer, with 90 degree temperatures the first few days. After that, it was a glorious 60 to 70 degrees! Florida in November is a disorienting place when it’s snowing back home in Pennsylvania. Our trip to Disney World was wonderful, and so many things went smoothly, which is an […]

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Why I Write

My therapist tells me all the time that my mind is so full of stories and thoughts that it can be overwhelming for those around me. If you know me in real life, you know I can talk. The inside of my crowded brain can look a lot like Shea Stadium when the Beatles played. […]

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Yoga

Last year I signed up to try a beginner yoga program for four weeks. I am quite possibly the least zen person you know. The idea of yoga sounded like my own personal hell, what with all the deep breathing, silly-sounding pose names, and designated clearing of your mind time. It’s the exact scenario where […]

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