Am I Doing Enough To Improve My Mental Health?


“I seek strength, not to be greater than others, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself” – P.C. Cast I am hard on myself. I always have been. More so than anyone else in my life. I have had some pretty good success in life, but it seems like the more I […]

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The Power Of Improving Your Mental Health 1% A Day


“Habits don’t change in a day, but 1% a day makes every habit work” I told myself no more compulsions. No more rituals. No more paranoid thoughts or delusions. I’m done! I need my life back and nothing will stop me. I can do this. Better yet, I will do this. Goodbye mental illness. Hello […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Is Not Your Friend….Or Enemy


Obsessive compulsive disorder is deceitful and scheming. Devious and crafty. It’s astute and calculating, knowing not only what triggers us, but also when and how. It’s a tricky disorder. It knows how to make us miserable more than we probably know. Sadly, I, like many other OCD sufferers, give it the power to do this. […]

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My Earliest Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms As a Child


I’ve had obsessive compulsive disorder for as long as I can remember. Probably for my entire life. When I was a child, the symptoms were certainly not as intense as they are now. They seemed to really intensify around the time I became a teenager. This is when they became a constant battle rather than […]

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My Greatest Fear Surrounding My Mental Illness


“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner I have many fears. For a while now my list of fears has been growing. With obsessive compulsive disorder and schizoaffective disorder, a […]

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I Need To Lose Weight


I’m overweight. I have been for the better part of 5 years now and have struggled with losing weight for almost a decade. I’m certainly not obese, but I do have some weight to lose. I’m currently 236lbs and have been as high as about 275lbs at my heaviest. My goal right now is to […]

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Why I Run From Mental Health Self-Help Books!


Its been 5 years since I’ve picked up and read a mental health self-help book. It might be another 5 years until I do again. It’s not that self-help books aren’t helpful. I believe that for others self-help books for mental health can be a useful tool for recovery. It’s just that they are not […]

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The Positive Effects of Mental Health Blogging


In my first blog post, I explained how after struggling with symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder and schizoaffective disorder from a young age, I went through my “aha” moment and am now embracing my Mission to live the life I want to live, despite these disorders. I have put a plan in place over the […]

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