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”

200 Followers <3 Thank you!

When I started my blog last December, I would not have thought I would reach 200 followers. But I did. And it is an amazing feeling. Looking at the stats, I see a lot of numbers but the most amazing thing is that these numbers represent actual human beings: more than 200 people who actuallyContinue reading “200 Followers ❤ Thank you!”

9 things you should not say to someone with OCD

It is extremely important for OCD sufferers to surround themselves with people who can support them. My loved ones have helped me a lot and without the support of my family and friends, I would have never been able to learn how to keep my OCD under control. I’ve always been a very social personContinue reading “9 things you should not say to someone with OCD”

Light at the end of the tunnel: Getting diagnosed with OCD

Getting diagnosed with a mental disorder is definitely not a good thing. But learning that I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder made my life much easier: it helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. After years of suffering, getting diagnosed with OCD gave me hope and it showed me that there’s aContinue reading “Light at the end of the tunnel: Getting diagnosed with OCD”

Set yourself free: How to break the vicious cycle?

Have you ever felt that your OCD was a kind of a vicious cycle that you can not break? Or that it is like a maze with no way out? That is exactly the way I used to feel and to be honest, I still think that OCD is like a maze of thoughts, butContinue reading “Set yourself free: How to break the vicious cycle?”

Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Merry Christmas to all of you! :)

It’s Christmas Time! 🙂 And today I really do not want to think of OCD and I will not write about it. Today is a day that we should spend with our loved ones and enjoy life. So what should be your plan for today? 🙂 1. Spend time with your loved ones! Now becauseContinue reading “Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Merry Christmas to all of you! :)”

Why do I have OCD? – Causes and risks

Why do I have OCD? This is a question that I am sure every OCD sufferer has already wondered about and the answer to it is much more complicated than you would imagine. First of all, the cause of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not fully understood so if you start googling it you’ll find aContinue reading “Why do I have OCD? – Causes and risks”

Celebrating Talent: Blogger Recognition Award

Today’s post is a little bit different from the other ones I’ve been posting so far. This time it’s not about OCD, but about something much more cheerful: Blogger Recognition Award. Maja has nominated me for Blogger Recognition Award and it means a lot to me: it’s very encouraging especially that I started blogging quiteContinue reading “Celebrating Talent: Blogger Recognition Award”

How to tell the difference between OCD and GAD?

Do you feel constantly anxious? Unfortunately, you are not alone. There are a lot of people out there who have anxiety disorders. Today, I’ll talk about the 2 conditions that I am suffering from: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I am a very lucky person, am I not? Having one ofContinue reading “How to tell the difference between OCD and GAD?”

Pure O: Living in Endless Fear

Have you ever heard your friends saying that “they were so OCD” ? Or watched any reality shows where they present OCD as a kind of cleaning obsession or as the fear of germs? The answer is probably yes. But the reality is that OCD is much more complex than that – it’s just likeContinue reading “Pure O: Living in Endless Fear”