Monthly Archives: May 2018

OCD and Death

As some of us know, obsessive-compulsive disorder can take on many shapes and forms, limited only by the imagination of the person with OCD. In general, OCD likes to attack whatever it is we most value: our families, relationships, morals, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Post

On Mother’s Day I often share this post that I wrote in 2011…. If you ask mothers what they want for their children, most would say, “I just want them to be healthy and happy.”  Truly, isn’t that what we … Continue reading

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OCD and Perfectionism

 A version of this post first appeared in August 2013: Is it a good thing to be a perfectionist? To answer this question, it’s important to understand the difference between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism. This brief article defines these two … Continue reading

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