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

Advertisements

Dear You, Love Spirit: A Transformative Exercise

“Perhaps someday I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” – Sylvia Plath   I struggle with a disorder called trichotillomania. I compulsively pull out my eyelashes and eyebrows, sometimes on purpose and sometimes in delirious trances  -- I blink … Continue reading Dear You, Love Spirit: A Transformative Exercise

How to Daydream

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ― Edgar Allan Poe   Unfocus your eyes. Let your gaze soften into mush. Stop thinking so hard about daydreaming. Instead, declare it: “I am going to daydream right now.” Your rational mind might start to nag. … Continue reading How to Daydream

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

%d bloggers like this: