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Inside of an Intrusive Thought

OCD is an illness powered by secrets. The brain stealthily fires off intrusive thought after intrusive thought–unwanted notions about physical violence, gore, death, sexual deviance, indescribable sin–sending the thinker into a tailspin of anxiety. To combat these horrible mental images, my conscious self begins a pattern of thoughts that examine, investigate, and analyze every nuance… Continue reading Inside of an Intrusive Thought

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Perfect Gets in the Way of the Good

“Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” –Neil Gaiman, from his blog post “My New Year Wish” Here’s the thing about OCD–it renders its possessors… Continue reading Perfect Gets in the Way of the Good