Intesne Kids are not Bad Kids...

Intense kids are not bad kids. Means nothing to some, means everything to others. If you are the parent of an intense kid you know exactly what I mean....more

Mental Illness is Not a Choice

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Mind & Body -- Use Your Mind to Change Your Brain How to overcome self-defeating thoughts and actions

Rebecca Gladding MD is the co-author of YOU ARE NOT YOUR BRAIN out today with author Jeffrey Schwartz MD. Learn how to activate your mind so that it can help sculpt your brain to work for, rather than against, you --http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/use-your-mind-change-your-brain/2011...www.youarenotyourbrain.com...more

Constant Counting

The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) reports that 3% of people in the United States have OCD. Typical age of onset for boys is 6 to 15, while for women it is often later, between the ages of 20 and 30. Research suggests that genetics, abuse, and other factors contribute to the development of the disorder....more

In which i have a sore spot ... and win the Nobel Prize

So I have a sore spot on the roof of my mouth.  Aren’t things in your mouth irritating?  I mean, the minute you have a sore spot in your mouth, your compulsive little tongue takes over and won’t stop messing with it.  Now I’m not sure about you, but on a normal day I assume that my tongue is just hanging out in my mouth in a neutral position but the minute something goes wrong, whether it’s a tooth, or I accidentally bite a huge chunk out of my cheek (don’t you hate that?) or in this case, a sore spot on the roof of my mouth, my tongue won’t settle the hell down. So a...more

The Hardest Thing I hope I ever write- part 2 of 3

Day 2 of a temporary break in my self depricating humor and blaming the worlds woes on celebrities and gravity. Today I am going to let you in to one of the most personal issues of my life. It’s a long post and probably not funny to anyone. I don’t apologize. If you haven't read part 1, you probably should do that first. OK so remember in Part 1 where I said this entire post /  thread would probably be controversial?  We are officially entering that part. This is where I try to explain a lot in a short post, I will fail.  ...more

I use to have a BFF

Once upon a time I had a BFF and it was awesome. I miss having girl talks, going shopping, and drinking fruity drinks out of pretty glasses.I had a girlfriend that I could talk to about anything and everything. She knew just about everything about me and she STILL liked me. We worked together, we talked on the phone every day, and she was even BFF's with my husband. How great is that? She got me through one of the hardest years of my life. People envied our relationship....more

Counting Fruit Loops

I have O.C.D; I’m a ‘counter’. It’s not a major case, and it doesn’t affect how I live my life, but I’ve had it since I was a little kid. Basically, when I eat things with a high number of pieces (cereal, vegetables, fries, candy, etc.), I make sure I have 4 bunches of 4 at the end, and then will eat those 1 bunch at a time. Then, when I get to the last sacred group of 4 (usually the best, or longest) I eat those 4-3-2-1. Perfection! In some cases colour is also an important variable during my sorting, especially M&M’s and Fruit Loops....more

It's the Little Things

Friday afternoon I was complaining to the hubby for about the millionth time about how I wish I could re-do my closet and add custom shoe shelving, have a better way to store my purses, and maybe even paint or decorate it how I want. *Side note- if you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you know that I love to be organized, neat, etc. My closet is the only space I have to totally let my OCD come out and be free!*  And if you personally know me, you know that I have a nice sized walk-in closet that I treat as another room....more

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OCD...Not So Much

Just the other day I was thinking about the evolution of my OCD. When I was sans husband and children, I had to have everything in a specific order.  I had to do everything in a certain sequence. I had a routine for almost everything. I wasn’t too bad though, right? But now, 11 years into marriage and 2 little boys later, I have learned to quell most of my OCD tendencies. It took a while for them to break me, but they did it....more