Admitting Defeat, or Taking Control?

*puts on glasses to look more serious* The past week has been a weird one, admittedly. It’s almost 8 months since I stopped getting CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for OCD, and to be honest, life’s been pretty good. Yes, my OCD is still there, but it became small, and manageable. The ratio of bad to…

BOOK REVIEW: Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist

BOOK 35/40 Hello dearest readers! I hope you’re all keeping well and feeling as lovely as ever. So I am bringing you yet another book review- this week, I finished reading Shauna Niequist’s Present Over Perfect. I had heard rave reviews about this book- I’d seen some of the Robertson family Instagramming it, I’d seen other…

Sunflowers: A Bad OCD Day

Yesterday was crap. For the first time in a looooooong time, my OCD felt out of control, and I just couldn’t get it “settled” again. Every technique I’d learned to use in CBT, every distraction, was tossed out the window in a jiffy, and I was stuck in a delayed train, thinking, I can’t do…