IOCDF Conference 2016 · OCD

5 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the IOCDF Conference

From the 28th to the 31st of July, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the IOCDF conference in Chicago. My time there has honestly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I was, however, definitely apprehensive about attending. Of course some of that was due to the nerves of… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the IOCDF Conference

Coping Day to Day · OCD

SMART Goals

Goals. A positive concept right?  Absolutely, but they must not be rash. Setting goals can be extremely beneficial. They can often act as a motivation or add increased meaning to something you would like to achieve. They can help you work towards an increased mentally healthy life, however, the key is to make goals that are SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and… Continue reading SMART Goals

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

My OCD Toolbox

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

OCD · Personal

What My OCD Has Taught Me

Whilst my OCD has dominated almost half my life, causing so much distress and affliction, it has also played a huge role in teaching me many things about myself. I wouldn’t be who I am today without having battled OCD. Struggles shape us in many different ways, and I feel like I am somewhat of… Continue reading What My OCD Has Taught Me

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

My Feelings…

My feelings are a whirlwind of chaos trapped within the confined world of my own being. Causing havoc and turmoil because they need to get out. My feelings are often the master puppeteer. Yanking strings violently, tying me up in coils of guilt and frustration.  My feelings are like crashing waves, colliding with the shore… Continue reading My Feelings…

OCD · OCD Awareness Week

Dear 14 Year Old Self #OCDWeek

Dear 14 year old self, You’re about to start therapy. Something you’re not too sure about just yet, but trust me, it’s going to be one of the most valuable experiences you will ever go through. OCD’s being a pain in the ass right? At this point, you don’t really know what makes your OCD… Continue reading Dear 14 Year Old Self #OCDWeek