Catastrophic Thinking – Living In The Shadow Of Disaster or Life Is Like A Fairy Tale

Has it ever happened to you that your partner did not answer your call and you got extremely worried because you thought he got into a car accident? Have you ever self-diagnosed yourself with a terrifying disease just because you felt a little bit more tired than usual? Have you ever been afraid of gettingContinue reading “Catastrophic Thinking – Living In The Shadow Of Disaster or Life Is Like A Fairy Tale”

Why Excessive Hand Washing Is Not My Main “OCD Problem” During The Pandemic

What is it like to live with OCD in times of a pandemic? Well, every person has their own answer to this question and I think it is time to share mine. The other day, I was reading through articles about OCD in the age of COVID-19 and one thing I noticed was that theContinue reading “Why Excessive Hand Washing Is Not My Main “OCD Problem” During The Pandemic”

Mark’s List – 7 Things To Drink Instead Of Alcohol

What to drink instead of alcohol? Now, that is a good question! For the last few months, I have been trying to cut back on drinking and I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way but I have to tell you that it is a pretty difficult thing to do!Continue reading “Mark’s List – 7 Things To Drink Instead Of Alcohol”

Does Keeping Yourself Busy Help With OCD?

I have been thinking a lot about this question lately and I realized that there’s one thing that I got completely wrong – I used to think that keeping myself busy was the only way to fight OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and I guess I have kind of “overdone” it. Please do not get meContinue reading “Does Keeping Yourself Busy Help With OCD?”

George Ezra opens up about his OCD – Why is it important?

Normally, I do not follow celebrity news but I recently came across a podcast where George Ezra opened up about his OCD struggles and I found it so deep and relatable that I just felt that I needed to share it with you – in case you missed it – and I also want toContinue reading “George Ezra opens up about his OCD – Why is it important?”

How Do You Learn The Best? – The 4 Learning Styles

Learning new things is fun but it can sometimes be very challenging. I am pretty sure all of us have attended classes that were unbearably boring or training courses that hadn’t met our expectations. I, for instance, will never forget the completely incomprehensible mathematics classes I had to survive throughout my high school years. WasContinue reading “How Do You Learn The Best? – The 4 Learning Styles”

Am I Going Bald? – OCD & Hair Loss

During my teenage years I used to wear my hair long. I was an emo kid who loved trying different hairstyles and I think I do not exaggerate by saying that my crazy haircuts were a part of my identity. Back in those days, I would spend hours in front of the mirror fixing myContinue reading “Am I Going Bald? – OCD & Hair Loss”

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?”

Trypophobia? – Afraid Of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most people I know adore chocolate chip cookies and some of my friends are simply addicted to them. So, I guess it may come as a surprise if I tell you that I have never tasted them and I am not even planning to do so. I can totally imagine that they taste good –Continue reading “Trypophobia? – Afraid Of Chocolate Chip Cookies”

HELP! – My Best Friend Has OCD (A Guest Post By Amber, Intro by Mark Wester)

Does any of your friends have OCD? I guess the answer to this question is likely to be yes, as this mental disorder is far more common than many of us think. I have been living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for most of my life and I can tell you that spending time withContinue reading “HELP! – My Best Friend Has OCD (A Guest Post By Amber, Intro by Mark Wester)”