“Just don’t think about it.”
It’s something I’ve heard quite often throughout my life, something many “anxious” or “emotional” individuals have learned to tune out. My initial reaction to this piece of advice has always been to argue, “I can’t help it. My brain is literally wired this way.” My more rational, enlightened self has a better response.
Continue reading “The Problem With “Not Thinking About It””
I’d ask myself, “What is wrong with you?” And I wished I could say, “Nothing is wrong.” But I knew better. Continue reading Child-on-Child Sexual Assault: Healing Old Wounds
I felt nothing, mostly. And when I did feel, it wasn’t sadness. It was terror. Continue reading My OCD and Me: The Demons that Coexistent
People told me I just wanted attention. Soon, this became something I told myself, too. Continue reading Empathy Is Not Wrong, Society Is
I bet they don’t tell you in the movies, or on social media, or even in psychology class, that OCD can affect the way you love, too. Continue reading My OCD and Me: Treading Water in a Drought
Being strong does not mean being fearless. It means acknowledging your own personal fears and not allowing them to overcome you. Continue reading My OCD and Me: Why am I so Weak?