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A New Year, part 2: Why the obsession with perfection is dangerous

Let me start by saying that while many of OCD’s intrusive thoughts can be of other natures, today we’re focusing on the ones that push us to perfection, the ones that nag and tell us we’ll never be good enough… Continue Reading

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A New Year, part 1: My OCD will work for me

Success can drive us toward a great goal or it can act as a cruel task master. Unfortunately, for those on the OCD spectrum, it tends to lean more toward the cruel task master. And it doesn’t have to apply to all… Continue Reading

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I’m a slowpoke because of my OCD

I don’t struggle with compulsions nearly as much as I did when I was a child. Sure, I have a one here and another there, but they don’t really alter my life too much. The part of OCD that perhaps impacts my… Continue Reading

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We all need to “Let It Go” sometimes

I’m not sure if you have a higher tolerance for song remakes than I do, but if I hear one more remake of “Let It Go,” I’m going to lose my marbles. And yet, there is much irony in my… Continue Reading

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10 ways to get your kid to work around the house

If you read my post on Friday about child behavior being in the eye of the beholder, you’d know that I promised to give you 10 ways to get your kid to work around the house. Well, I’m a woman… Continue Reading