I am NOT my OCD.

How many OCD kids does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but he'll do it 1,000 times.  I'm CDO- it's like OCD but in alphabetical order like it should be.  Fix that crooked picture frame, it's driving my OCD nuts.  I'm way too OCD to let my dishes sit in the sink…

Anxiety School Pt. 1- Mindfulness

My mom coined the term "anxiety school" for the Intensive Outpatient program I'm involved in and it has stuck. Honestly, if all schools were like this one MAN we'd all be cruising to Mars by now! The individualized attention and focus on real improvement is insane. It's an hour of skills group every day (learning…

Happy birthday, Me. 🎉

It's my birthday and I'll post if I want to (even though there's technically only a few minutes left in the day as I write this). I have been so full of love lately. Every person who says something compassionate or loving or supportive of me, my blog, my choices, fills me up with that…

Thoughts on Anxiety and God

I developed anxiety and depression on my mission, so probably more than most I associate mental illness with religion. For a while I thought maybe I was being overtaken by the Adversary. (See my previous post on Satan for my thoughts on THAT guy.) I felt like Joseph Smith -in the very time of my…

Real Talk. {Depression}

Hello everyone. As I make the transition from missionary blog to mental health blog, I want to make every effort to keep it from being too dark. On the other hand, I want to get real. It's taking every ounce of bravery to publish this real talk about what depression feels like. I get asked…