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My OCD Meets My Son’s OCD

My son and I both have OCD and the other day our OCDs had a competition. They wanted to see who would be the stronger OCD. It ended up being a tie. We have similar personalities and are both quite introverted and anxious. It was 2 am, and I accidentally knocked over my almost 10 year [...]

By | 2018-04-08T06:15:49+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My OCD Meets My Son’s OCD

Self Sabotage

Self-sabotaging it is an addictive behavior. It’s not like you don’t want to be happy. However, happiness can be scary if you've experienced it infrequently and it’s hard to accept that things are going well. If you're not used to your life going smoothly and you are more accustomed to chaos, things going according to [...]

By | 2018-03-14T20:58:32+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self Sabotage

You Don’t Need Them to Understand

I need you to approve my life choices and tell me that I'm making the right decision. Can you please tell me that this is correct and will make everything better? I don't know what I am doing and I need your reassurance so that I can make a decision. If you don't tell me [...]

By | 2018-03-13T19:55:55+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Don’t Need Them to Understand

Judge or Accept

We are all judgmental in some way and if somebody says that they do not judge others, they are not being honest with themselves. When you meet a person for the first time,  you have an impression of them, whether it’s negative or positive. It's understandable that you might pass judgment on them because that [...]

By | 2018-03-12T20:04:51+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Judge or Accept

Why We Can’t Keep Sheltering Them In This Digital Age

Why We Can’t Keep Sheltering Them In This Digital Age The hardest working parents take different approaches to raising their kids. They can be too strict, loving or somewhere in between. If I had the choice, I would never allow my child to get exposed to drugs or alcohol. But, in today’s digital age, we [...]

By | 2018-02-22T15:35:06+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why We Can’t Keep Sheltering Them In This Digital Age

Don’t Go On The Internet If You’re A Hypochondriac

Being a hypochondriac is fun because you’re always convinced that you’re dying. It was just today that I was talking to one of my best friends from New York and she was convinced that she had an STD. The likelihood is that she does not; she always uses condoms. Since both of us have anxiety [...]

By | 2018-01-31T23:01:50+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Go On The Internet If You’re A Hypochondriac

Grieving New York City

I’m not sure whether I have to grieve the loss of New York or not. I have been in Portland for four months and it still feels weird. I don’t feel like it’s my home necessarily because I lived in New York for 37 years in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Pacific Northwest is new [...]

By | 2018-01-29T22:35:57+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grieving New York City

She’s Still In There

I've worked so hard to get rid of her but she's still in there. When I'm fighting so hard, thinking that I'm strong, that I don't have the opportunity to break down, she screams and claws her way out of my chest and makes it known that she's hurting so bad that living is nearly [...]

By | 2018-01-27T00:52:35+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on She’s Still In There