This is a personal story I wrote a few years ago. I hope this story blesses someone and lets them know that they're not alone. I knew nothing about depression. I ignored it and pushed it to the back of my mind because no one I knew was terribly sad. I was ignorant of depression. … Continue reading It Will Be Alright
When it's late at night and I have settled for the evening I start to pray. I have a one on one conversation with God. I don't pray for a long time, but I tell God what my problems are and ask Him for things I need. It sounds super easy. But prayer became more … Continue reading Praying While OCD
My dad can home from Walmart with a hand full items that he needed for the week. In the bag was a box of pink-eye reliever. I panicked for a second, but then I stopped. My mom told me that my dad's eye was hurting for a week. He also didn't have a red eye … Continue reading Stop Worrying! OCD is Illogical!
I have a mental breakdown every so often. Often enough to be able to give advice on how to handle them. I remember at the beginning of this year I was very stressed out. I was getting ready to graduate college and very much on edge. I remember crying in my parents' arms at least … Continue reading How to Calm A Mental Breakdown
What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Not Overly Cleaning Dysfunction. I couldn’t think of anything else that was close. But it doesn’t mean cleaning all the time. I get tired of people thinking that. Cleaning can be a compulsion, but there are many more things. OCD is a mental illness that falls under anxiety but … Continue reading What Isn’t OCD?
For me cleaning is therapeutic. I talk to women who find cleaning to be a drag and do it's only because they have too. I understand because when you are the only one doing it, it can be frustrating, but there is joy in it. Here are my reasons for liking to clean: You get … Continue reading Cleaning Is Joy
When I’m in my emotions, I cry, pull at my hair, and try to let everyone know that I am upset. Over time I have had several inches cut off my hair because I pull at my ends. My hair pulling mainly happens when I’m stressed. Stress causes me to make my hair shorter. My … Continue reading When I’m In My Emotions