Tag Archives: mindfulness

OCD and Mindfulness

A version of this post first appeared in February 2014……. For those of you not familiar with the concept of mindfulness, it is the act of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Just noticing and accepting what … Continue reading

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How Can I Get Rid of My Anxiety?

  As an advocate for OCD awareness, I get lots of emails from people. One of the most frequent questions I receive is some form of “How can I get rid of this terrible anxiety that is ruining my life?” … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I love the simplicity surrounding the  day – it began as a gathering to give thanks for the bounty of the harvest. Today, for many, it has become a day to be thankful … Continue reading

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2017 Here We Come!

For many people, with or without OCD, the onset of a new year stirs up a wide range of emotions……hope, trepidation, excitement, fear. Basically, a little bit of everything as we look ahead. I find myself looking back as well. … Continue reading

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Is Thinking about Compulsions a Compulsion?

I corresponded with a young woman with obsessive-compulsive disorder who had participated in exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy and made some major improvements in dealing with her OCD. However, she still struggled at times and wasn’t quite where she … Continue reading

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OCD, Our Brains, and Us

Why is it that the idea of “mental illness” is so much scarier to many people than any other illness? We talk freely about cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, yet whisper about Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and OCD. Of course the … Continue reading

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The Paradox of OCD

I was just reading my friend Tina’s blog over at Bringing along OCD, and this is what she has to say about her anxiety: It was interesting to me that though I have a lot of anxiety, most of it … Continue reading

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