Anxiety/OCD

The Best Movie to Explain What OCD Compulsions are Like

What is a Compulsion? I have found myself trying to explain this idea to my husband multiple times, but how do you really explain how it feels living with the intrusive thoughts and compulsions that come with OCD? This mental illness is so misunderstood by family, friends, and even some doctors. Although I struggled for …

Anxiety/OCD

Ignoring vs. Accepting: Which is Better for Intrusive Thoughts?

When dealing with OCD and intrusive thoughts, the question that often presents itself is “To ignore, or not to ignore?” In the past, my answer was definitely ignore.  This answer stood out to me like a flashing neon sign on Broadway. But is that really our best option? In fact, isn’t it true that the …

Anxiety/OCD

Ask Yourself This Question for a Better Recovery

Have you ever paused and asked yourself, “Why do I want to get better?” There can be a million reasons why we want to overcome anxiety, but in order to see improvements, the reason has to be personal. I’ll admit that I hadn’t even considered this aspect of recovery until a very meaningful discussion with …