OCD Awareness Week, Day 2

I realised it marks a year since I made this account. An account I made to share experiences and connect with others who can relate. I feel defeated in so many ways with, I guess call them illnesses i’m dealing with, but a part of me keeps nudging me. It’s pushing me to realise my [...]

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Hair loss, Hair thinning & Trichotillomania

Where to start? I've dealt with trich for many years, sometimes I wonder if people notice it. I wonder if they notice me doing it rather than the end result. I pull out my eyebrows and hair, I used to pull out my eyelashes. It's such an innate thing that sometimes I don't realise I'm [...]

New Beginnings – New Moon

With the new moon this morning, it not only marked the beginning of the end of the year but the start to things anew, letting go of things that do not serve us and the new possibilities ahead. Here is a meditation I'd like to share and a new moon manifestation- Go to a place [...]

Coming Up For Air – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My day to day struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder are hard enough, but during this time of year, the christmas period I struggle a lot more. I always associate christmas with high anxiety in the sense that one of my obsessions is with safety and then in turn the compulsion of checking. I feel it [...]

Let’s Be Honest….

Okay let's be honest, life isn't waiting for me. Life doesn't wait for us because we have an illness, life continues to zoom by without thought. The one thing that has struck me the most is that work does not wait, you'd think there would be an element of empathy or genuine concern.  I've been [...]

OCD – Intrusive Thoughts

Oil Paint 🎨 OCD  When you suppress your thoughts because your mind is ugly You blame yourself for everything Everything bad You tell yourself you are a terrible person With sick thoughts Realising the ins and outs of OCD Doesn't necessarily make it better Yes, now you know that these thoughts are not representative of [...]

Only some will Understand the effects of OCD

Struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been an arduous journey. It had kept me confined, distraught and wrecked havoc on my life. Amongst the many battles we face struggling with mental health, one of the issues that surround OCD is that many people do not believe it is real and treat is a joke and [...]