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April 2016

A Pebble on the Path

I was talking to my coach one day about what was going on that week and she said something to the effect of, “It seems like in life you’ll be happily skipping down this path, and then all of a sudden you’ll see a pebble, and you’ll say, “What’s that doing here? That’s not supposed to be here,” and you’ll focus on that pebble, wanting it to go away. You’ll allow this tiny pebble to stop you in your tracks.” Continue reading “A Pebble on the Path”

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Step out of the war

The moment I realized that all the “different ways” OCD and anxiety show up are really all just part of the same thing, that’s the moment I really started to change the war I was fighting. Continue reading “Step out of the war”

You can’t subtract from it, but you can add to and multiply

One of the coolest things I learned recently is that we can’t delete from the human neurosystem, but we can add to it and multiply. Continue reading “You can’t subtract from it, but you can add to and multiply”

Relabel, Reattribute, Refocus, Revalue

Relabel, Reattribute, Refocus, Revalue

These are the steps described by  Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz to use when an intrusive thought pops into your head. One of the reasons I love these steps is because they help to remove some of the false importance that OCD wants you to place on certain thoughts. Continue reading “Relabel, Reattribute, Refocus, Revalue”

You are not a unicorn (but you’re still very very special)

It’s true, and I hope this doesn’t disappoint you, but you are not a unicorn. Other people have experienced what you’re experiencing! Continue reading “You are not a unicorn (but you’re still very very special)”

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