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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 …

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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 …