They’re back. The Fitspo community is on us again. Originally, I was going to pull some of their tweets and respond to them individually (like I have in the past); however, after skimming through the twitter stream
for about the hundredth time, I felt exhausted and dragged down. So that’s not what I’m going to do today – maybe another day, just not now.
Instead, I feel it’s better to focus more on the positive, and to clarify some things (yet again). Read More
I find it interesting that so often OCD and religion go hand in hand. The OCD Foundation website includes Religious Obsessions (Scrupulosity) as one of the common themes of OCD.
I am Catholic. Catholics often seem to be the text book examples of OCD. Some of the great saints in Catholic tradition were thought to have had OCD. In a religious context it is referred to as Scrupulosity. An unhealthy fear that I will somehow offend God through my actions and so, as a result, I perform compulsive “penances” to relieve my fear and appease God. Read More
In September we are turning to you guys for topics and will be answering your questions! Some of our writers have already started the hunt for FAQs on their personal social media, but we are also opening up a FAQ submission on our site for the month.
Because we want to allow time for us to properly answer your questions, we are accepting submissions from now until July 31st. Read More
The people you meet in treatment are some of the most influential people you will ever meet.
Forming friendships with people who understand how it feels to have a mental illness is comforting and uplifting. This is especially true when even the people who love you the most cannot fathom what you’re going through. But, it can be detrimental to your recovery if you don’t set boundaries. Read More
I remember the day it happened, the day it clicked in my head. Finally, something within my control. In 2008, my world was beyond chaotic. Facing false child…
I became a victim to ED during my college years. I decided to become “healthier” by watching what foods I ate, but this lead to a downward spiral. My…
I think it is easy for people to look at a picture of me when I was very thin and to understand that I was somehow not okay….
I can think back now and realize how easy it was to fall into the obsessive and destructive patterns that sparked from just wanting to lose a ‘few kilos’.