What Healing From Postpartum OCD Looked Like (For Me)

I would say the #1 question I get asked about OCD is how I healed from it, but a close second is how I knew I was better. When you’re “in the trenches” it can be hard to recognize progress. One day can be amazing and the next can feel like a major setback. You […]

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My Son Needs to See a Therapist, and I’m Taking it Kind of Hard

I haven’t written in a while because honestly, the past 6 months have been kind of hard. Not hard in an “OCD” way, but hard in a “life is fricken hard” way. I like for my posts to mostly revolve around my journey of OCD and how I beat it, but once OCD is gone, […]

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Why I Write About Postpartum OCD

I write about OCD because I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know that soul-crushing anxiety and scary as hell thoughts didn’t make me a monster. I didn’t realize that I could think scary things while simultaneously fighting against them. I didn’t know that OCD could hijack my mind and break my heart. I had […]

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My #1 Fear Throughout OCD

  The intrusive thoughts that came with OCD were traumatizing. They made me examine myself with a fine-tooth comb and caused me to question everything I had ever said, done, or thought. As hard as it was to have a constant stream of repulsive thoughts, there was one fear that haunted me above the rest…what […]

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The Crushing Guilt of OCD

OCD gave me overwhelming guilt. I felt like I was walking around like a zombie, who acted like a mother. On the outside, I was happy-ish. For the short moments I would allow myself to be around strangers, I could (mostly) hold it together. But there were many times I stayed inside because I was […]

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4 Ways to Protect Your Mind in a Triggering World

Our current world is a lot to handle for those who aren’t fighting mental illness, but when the weight of today’s reality is combined with the additional stress of mental illness, it can be overwhelming. I’ve never been more scared than when I was struggling with OCD and would see someone act on the same […]

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Lies Postpartum OCD Told Me

Sometimes people ask me why I don’t share more of my daily life/funny posts on my blog like I do my personal Facebook page. The answer is kind of hard for me to explain. On one hand, I feel like my blog would reach a larger audience if I posted funny things or recorded funny […]

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