A fear of failure is something that many of us struggle with. Especially with the increasing pressure that seems to be coming from schools and universities to get straight A’s or to finish with a first. With all this pressure, it can leave us extremely torn down and feeling as though there’s an expectation for education… Continue reading The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box
Each year, the International OCD Foundation hosts their OCD conference in one of the major cities within the US. “The Conference features more than 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars as well as nearly two-dozen support groups and various evening events. Our presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field,… Continue reading IOCDF Conference – Chicago July 2016 | I’m Presenting!
So…where to begin. This blog has been a part of me for the best part of 2 and a half years and within that time, so many things have happened. I’ve had some absolutely incredible experiences and opportunities, but on the flip side, I’ve had some quite awful one’s too that I wish I could… Continue reading A New Chapter
This phrase was brought to my attention today during a conversation with the awesome Jessica and it really resonated with me, especially given a few things that have been going on in my life recently. Perfectionism can be one of the core influences with regards to OCD, driving compulsions and certain beliefs about ourselves. I’ve… Continue reading Live Life Imperfectly – Perfectionism & OCD
Over the years that I’ve struggled with OCD, I’ve come to create some sort of metaphorical OCD toolbox that I delve into when I’m struggling. It’s like a little pocket in my brain where I store all the things that I’ve learnt over time to be useful when tackling my OCD. For example; distraction techniques,… Continue reading My OCD Toolbox
**Censored language within this post. I didn’t want to alter anyone’s quotes so as to make this as honest as possible for OCD Week. So just giving you all a heads up, because I want this to be an E friendly site as much as possible. :)** OCD is a sneaky thing. It can often… Continue reading If Your OCD Was A Person, What Would You Say? #OCDWeek