Automatic Thoughts & Core Beliefs

I used to think OCD was the hardest thing I’d ever face, the biggest, scariest monster. But in the last couple of years, I’ve learned that was naïve of me. OCD was the loudest force in my brain for most of my life, but after I was able to turn the volume down on it, suddenly I could hear everything else that OCD had been drowning out. Depression, perfectionism, social anxiety, general anxiety, etc. … More Automatic Thoughts & Core Beliefs


I’ve noticed that I’ve been washing my hands more lately, that things are triggering a need to wash my hands and that I’m giving in to those triggers more often. This scares me. I need to be careful and work on not giving in. But like today I washed my hands quite a few times … More Backsliding


Didn’t think I’d be back here so soon. But I’m feeling weak (despite my last post), and this has proven to be a safe place for me to be just that—weak and also vulnerable. I’ve come so far with OCD, and I’m still so very proud of that. I want you to be encouraged by … More Vulnerability

Just Depression

I’m not going to pretend to fully understand depression. I’ve written about it a little bit before. I know that it’s something that was always lurking in the shadows, something that, for years, I chose to ignore. For years, I chose to be happy while also being fully aware that depression was a mere step … More Just Depression