What If I Don’t Really Have OCD?

In most cases, being diagnosed with a disorder is definitely not a pleasant experience. But my story is different. The day I found out I had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was the start of a new chapter in my life and I will always remember it as a rather happy, joyful day. Please, please, pleaseContinue reading “What If I Don’t Really Have OCD?”

In Search Of Salvation – Compulsive Googling

Have you ever spent hours on Google searching the symptoms of an imaginary illness? Have you just wasted your whole weekend googling and trying to figure out whether you are a bad person? Did you stay up until long past midnight last night because you had to do an online research about the first signsContinue reading “In Search Of Salvation – Compulsive Googling”

OCD & Humor – Is Life A Tragedy..Or A Comedy?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is no laughing matter. It is a devastating mental disorder that can easily turn one’s life into a living hell. But that does not mean we cannot use a little bit of humor to cope with this terrifying disorder. While OCD itself is far from being funny, the situations that canContinue reading “OCD & Humor – Is Life A Tragedy..Or A Comedy?”

Creativity & Mental Health – 5 Artists Who Lived With Mental Illness

“We of the craft are all crazy. Some are affected by gaiety, others by melancholy, but all are more or less touched” Lord Byron It would be difficult to imagine a world without art. Just think about what our life would be like if we did not have all the beautiful buildings in our cities,Continue reading “Creativity & Mental Health – 5 Artists Who Lived With Mental Illness”

When Your Brain Is Drained – OCD & Mental Exhaustion

Have you ever felt emotionally drained or had the impression that your problems are impossible to overcome? Have you ever had the feeling that you do not care about anything anymore and you’re just way too tired to do things that you used to enjoy? Well, I guess most of us have had similar feelingsContinue reading “When Your Brain Is Drained – OCD & Mental Exhaustion”

Obsessive Comparison: OCD & Social Media

#love #beautiful #happy #like4like #fashion #foodporn #travelling Some of the most popular hashtags and I think they perfectly show what social media is like and what challenges it has for all of us. For people who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (just like I do), for those who have other mental disorders – and evenContinue reading “Obsessive Comparison: OCD & Social Media”

Am I a monster? – The Story Of My Harm OCD

Are you afraid of harming others?Well, I guess most of us are and that’s absolutely normal. But if you’re suffering from Harm OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), this fear of harming others – especially your loved ones – means a totally different thing for you. There are a lot of misconceptions about OCD – a lotContinue reading “Am I a monster? – The Story Of My Harm OCD”

Lessons From Lockdown – Facing Your Demons

We are slowly getting used to life under lockdown. How long will it last? Nobody knows – at least not in my country. And while social isolation is important, it is very challenging. I guess many of my readers have already experienced how difficult it can be to self-isolate, so I would not want toContinue reading “Lessons From Lockdown – Facing Your Demons”

Fight Coronavirus Anxiety: Silence your negative inner voice

Another post about coronavirus. But please do not believe that my blog will turn into a “coronavirus blog”. The reason why I have decided to write about this topic is because I really believe that this has a huge impact on everyone’s mental health. So, in today’s post I will share a couple of techniquesContinue reading “Fight Coronavirus Anxiety: Silence your negative inner voice”

OCD & Coronavirus: Confessions Of An Anxious Mind

How worried should you be about the coronavirus? This is a question that I can not answer – and to be honest, I was spending a lot of time googling but I have not been able to find any answer to it. But there is one thing I know: it has been a very difficultContinue reading “OCD & Coronavirus: Confessions Of An Anxious Mind”