Some things in our lives happen for reasons we can’t foresee, explain, or understand at the time.
The phrase “everything happens for a reason” was hard to grasp, especially when the reasons didn’t make sense to me.
For as much time as I had spent agonizing over what to say, these words just came out without any thought.
I didn’t expect spirituality to take on the meaningful role it has taken on in my life— it kind of just happened.
Wouldn’t it be nice if when things weren’t going your way, you could simply reboot and try again?
Having an outlet can be the difference between simply functioning and not functioning at all.
New beginnings can feel both refreshing and daunting. Which one it is, depends on your perspective.
Doing something for yourself is not selfish. Everybody needs to take care of their own selves, some of the time.
Making an effort to understand our emotions can help us to express what we need.
Self-acceptance and self-understanding are the keys to expressing myself more fully.
Once we know what causes anxiety and why, we can focus on how to address it.
My plan for coping with anxiety starts by digging deeper into what I'm anxious about and why.
Letting go is hard, but in many cases, it's the best thing for us.
When I was younger, I hardly resisted what others suggested that I do. Finally, I’m hearing my true self speak.
The idea that somebody “knows us better than we know ourselves” begs the question: How well do you know yourself?
Amazing things can happen when we identify what's important to us and find strength in moments of weakness.
Through all the difficulty it may bring, OCD can have its share of silver linings.
When anxiety, medication, and therapy didn't make sense, I leaned on numbers.
Have you ever been tense from watching a suspenseful movie? Imagine what it might be like to feel this way all the time.
Originally, I thought going to therapy for my OCD wasn't a choice. Now, I wonder about my experience.
Neither I nor my family had any idea what OCD was until one night, I started repeating myself for no reason at all.
When the things that are causing unease, restlessness, and frustration can't be resolved with tangible changes,
OCD goes far beyond washing hands and repeatedly checking stoves and locked doors.