How to have a phobia

Wake up one day and realise that you've always been terrified that everyone is going to throw up on you. Wonder where on earth this has come from and try and look back on when this started but realise you've felt this way for as long as you can remember. Try and think of a [...]

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OCD

The first time I saw you everything in my head went quiet. All the constant questions and thoughts suddenly hushed. Disappeared. Silenced. Because when you have obsessive compulsive disorder you don't really get a lot of quiet time. Even laid in bed I'm thinking. Did I lock the door? Yes. Did I wash my hands? [...]

Anxiety is…

Anxiety is the never ending feeling of not being enough. It's restless nights of sleep as you toss and turn. Because you can never shut off your brain. And the thoughts. And your feelings. It's the things you overthink before bedtime and it's all of your worst fears becoming a reality once you close your [...]

How to succeed at failure

My therapist asked me a question tonight that really got me thinking. I had a bad day today so my usual meltdown mode had set in when I blurted out at 60 miles an hour the story of my day before I had even sat down. She looked at me with wide eyes, waiting for [...]

Feeling in extremes

"I don't know what living a balanced life feels like. When I am sad, I don't cry I pour. When I am happy, I don't smile I glow. When I am angry, I don't yell I burn. The good thing about feeling in extremes is when I love, I give them wings. But perhaps that [...]