Category Archives: OCD

OCD and Hope

  This is my first post in a long time because my joint condition became very life-centric, but now that it’s more or less handled, I wanted to post on OCD for OCD Awareness week this year. I’ve been medicated, this time, since October 2012. Every day, I take three doses of medication to control my OCD. I have a […]

read more

OCD Awareness Posts

  The second week in October is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Awareness week. ┬áIf you’ve missed my previous OCD posts: OCD and Dark Thoughts OCD and Cutting OCD and Agoraphobia OCD and Medication OCD and the Real Me OCD and Going Mad OCD and Superstition OCD and Suicide OCD and Insomnia Pure-O -My type of OCD OCD and Comorbid Conditions OCD and […]

read more

Where I’ve been…

  So, I’ve been gone for a bit. I’m lucky to have an amazing website host dude, Jay of Tech Surgeons, who has been updating stuff while I’ve been on a sort of forced hiatus. If you’ve been following me, I think you deserve an explanation so you’ll understand why I haven’t been as focused. I’ve been living intensely and […]

read more

Secrets of Skin and Stone’s Cover

Earlier this week, my YA paranormal debut had a cover release on YA Books Central, but for those who haven’t seen it, it’s gorgeous and needs to be seen. What I love about this cover is that the idea of gargoyle comes across but so does the gothic tone to the book. The font is just amazing–it feels 3D and […]

read more

Writing the Heartbreaking

  Once you start telling people you’re an author, you occasionally run across those who will casually diminish that or the value of your stories. “Oh, if I had more time, I could be too.” “Yeah, but you write romance.” “Do you actually make money at it?” “Oh, I have a great idea for a story…something you should write.” For […]

read more

Cocoa / Chocolate, OCD, and Pain Management

I know…not the post you’d expect from an author or in my regular obsessive-compulsive disorder posts, but I keep having to repost this information again and again as people ask me about it, so I’m putting it all in one place. (My background) Some of you know that I’ve been diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome and will, mostly likely, eventually be […]

read more

OCD and Isolation

  While I’ve tried to keep a balanced view of OCD in other posts, there are some posts that will be less uplifting and cheery. (Go see the Good Parts of OCD for happier topics.) If you suffer from depression or have been suicidal, this might be the post you skip. While the symptoms of OCD vary, there is a […]

read more

OCD and Parenting

  In my family, the eldest girl in the family gets a specific middle name to pass to her eldest girl. The name went from my mom to me to my daughter. She’ll pass it to her oldest daughter. With any luck, it’s only the heritage of that name that’ll be passed directly because, thus far, OCD has been passed […]

read more

OCD and Intuition

  Somehow, I knew you’d come look at this post… Okay, I’m kidding. Sort of. This is a very YMMV (your mileage may vary) characteristic among those with OCD, even if it seems to crop up frequently. In a previous post, I mentioned that there are a few fictional detectives with OCD characteristics. (See OCD in Fiction.) I think the […]

read more

OCD and Addiction

  I’m an addict. I have been as long as I can remember. My addictions vary. Sometimes, it’s not too terrifying. I was addicted to Angry Birds for a while. I had a beading (like jewelry) addiction for around a year. I become hooked on certain book genres and throw money at Amazon. When I was a new mom, I […]

read more