Snottery and Sertraline-alicious!

Tuesday 10th October, 2017. For the past two weeks, I’ve been sniffly little sausage. My eyes have been itchy, my throat has been croaky, and I have had zero energy. In simple terms, I’ve got (as my daddy would say) ‘A brave dose of the cold’, and it’s resulted in me throwing myself a massive…

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…

5 Things Which Helped Me Through My OCD

OCD is poopy*. (*world’s biggest understatement right there) While I don’t know exactly how long I’ve *had* OCD, I do know that it was around this time last year, when things started getting bad. It became this big, unbearable, messy, anxiety-inducing disaster, just in time for my final year at uni. Yay! I think one…

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…

Mad about books, and generally Mad.

Well hello there dearest Internet peoples! I hope you’re all having a lovely day. As I type, I am downing pints of blackcurrant squash and listening to the not-so-soothing tones of an impatient, barking Alfie. I’m slowly getting less dehydrated, but more stir crazy. SPEAKING of crazy, let’s talk about mental health- yay! (Smooth transition…

Planking > Panic Attacks: Why exercise doesn’t totally suck

Hellllloooooo Internet Peoples! I hope you’re all well this wonderful Thursday afternoon. As I write this, I’m feeling oh so smug because I’m actually sticking to my word and blogging once again. Mwah ha ha! Really though, none of us thought I’d stick to it. I’m as surprised as you probably are. But alas! Here…