OCD and the Power of Books: My Interview with Agape Podcast

"98.762 percent of my time is spent obsessing. About what? EVERYTHING." ~Monica Devon, the main character in Janet Tashjian's novel "Multiple Choice"   I don't know why I've never written about growing up with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It has been one of the most unique and defining experiences of my life. My entire childhood and … Continue reading OCD and the Power of Books: My Interview with Agape Podcast

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Feeling Our Fears Through the Autumn Transformation

Autumn is upon us, bringing with her the rainbow of seasonal decay, the heat of oversized sweaters, and the warmth of tenderhearted boyfriends. My facebook feed tells me it is the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, of playing in leaves, of yoga pants and apple cider and kissing in corn mazes… but I know an … Continue reading Feeling Our Fears Through the Autumn Transformation

Nesting In My Hair – An Eyelash Story

“You can't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.” – Sharon Creech   I struggle with a disorder called trichotillomania (“trich”) – the compulsive pulling out of hair. People with trich can pull out the hair from anywhere on their bodies, but … Continue reading Nesting In My Hair – An Eyelash Story

Stuckness and Revival

Everyone is a multifaceted expert who is talented in ways both celebrated and secretive, useful and quirky.I don’t know what people think I’m an expert in, but the most immediate thing that comes to my mind is that in between radiant periods of happiness, I am an expert on being depressed and stuck in a … Continue reading Stuckness and Revival

Unleashing Happiness

“We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly." -- Madeleine L'Engle The quest for happiness is a funny thing. On one hand, we spend tons of time and money looking for that one nifty trick or pill or life coach or … Continue reading Unleashing Happiness

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