Faith and OCD: Part 1, What Not to Do

This is the post. This is the post I have been thinking about and turning over in my head again and again. This is the one I have been telling God I’m not ready for. This past week though, He has sent some amazing people my way to encourage me to attempt to write this….

Mindfulness

  This week I dropped my husband off at the airport for a medical mission trip to Costa Rica. The trip is through his nursing program at his university. I am excited that he will have the opportunity to give medical care to those who have little access to it. He is so gifted in…

Lapses and Relapses

This subject was the original reason I wanted to start a blog about OCD. I began to think about the terms lapses and relapses last winter when I was struggling with anxiety. Again. I had been in treatment since the summer of 2013. I immediately began to “work hard” at therapy. I was so excited…

Living for the weekend

Sometimes I feel like I live for the weekend. Which is kind of sad. But if you take a look at the following photos, you will know why. SO. MUCH. LOVE!!!!!! This is Koda Bear. My amazing sweetheart, Zack gave me this cutie a year ago. Koda is my baby love. I have always loved…

The Great Paradox

I am just so excited about blogging! It is really amazing to read so many other’s stories of their recovery journey, no matter what it is. I first started cognitive behavioral therapy for OCD in the summer of 2013. At least I think it was 2013. I was so happy that I found someone who…

A history of OCD

So it’s been a little while since I have written. I love to start and finish things, but I do not tolerate middles too well. I am trying to see the joy in the journey though. I think it would be a good idea for me to give a little history of my OCD journey…

A humble hello…..

I’m not sure exactly sure how to start this blog. I have never ever blogged before and I certainly never thought I would be blogging about this. If you had told me last year that I would publish some of the most gut-wrenching and honest thoughts that I have had and would be freely announcing…