A Vacation from OCD: Sorta

Going on a vacation with an anxiety disorder is like forgetting your cellphone at home. You’re constantly checking where it is and it’s driving you nuts. When anxiety lurks its ugly head, it can be hard to wrangle it in. Travelling makes this especially hard because normal distractions, work, cleaning, a bubble bath, a nature walk aren’t there….

Cup of Tea: Mental Compulsions

My doctor once asked if I performed any compulsions with my OCD. I had told him no, because as I understood, compulsions were repetitive behaviors like handwashing to try and neutralize the bad thought. These were things you acted out to try & make the obsessions or bad thoughts go away.  Nope, don’t have these,…

OCD, it isn’t me: a poem

Whisper, whisper, you little streams of Conscience inside my dreams Am I alive or is this nothingness? A dread of life to plague the mess Of futile thoughts, of racing games The mind is clever, Queen of shames Guilt me this, guilt me that, Beguile the whispers of fruitful crap OCD, you are not me,…