Posts tagged OCD

Spread a Little Sunshine

Spread a Little Sunshine

My family is happier. I’m happier. Yes, this is a recovery process but I no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel as an oncoming train. For me, that light is sunshine. I don’t have to ask where is the sunshine anymore. I’m seeing it peek through the clouds and just that alone is reason to continue.

Through Darkness in Daylight

Through Darkness in Daylight

My story is a tangled web of sad experiences and bad decisions. I am a sensitive person perhaps highly sensitive. I get hurt easily. Every well-meaning remark that was not compassionate, every moment when my parents weren’t emotionally available, every time I felt embarrassed… left a little painful tear in my emotional veil. When I […]

Anxiety and OCD: The Pre-Drinking Years

Anxiety and OCD: The Pre-Drinking Years

Originally posted on The Sobriety Collective. I promised you a three-part series.  I know, I know. But it’s like, where the hell do I even begin? When people say, “OMG, I’m soooo OCD about [X, Y, Z]” I don’t really think they realize what the eff OCD actually does to a person. I’m not a […]