The Blessing Of The Storm

Being diagnosed, and coming to terms, with OCD has been a strange journey. In some ways, it’s been a relief. Looking back through all my experiences, it explained a lot. I wasn’t weird, I wasn’t weak — I had a condition, with a name, and a treatment, and a community. I wasn’t alone. This was liberating. I started to change the story I was telling myself about myself. I began to accept myself just as I am, and started trying to figure out what I need, instead of how I should change.

After I began knocking down the walls I had built, love flooded in. Then I realised that the love had been there all along, I just hadn’t believed myself worthy of it. I hadn’t understood how to connect to it, how to avail myself of it, but now I did. And I began to rely on it.

What To Do When You Feel Down

Pressuring ourselves to be happy all the time is not only futile, it is exhausting. Sometimes we just need to let ourselves feel whatever we are feeling in the moment, even especially if it’s not insta-perfect. It is good to know how to care for ourselves during these times, so here are some suggestions for riding the waves…

Simple Joys (That Cause Profound Happiness)

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Robert Brault

What brings joy will vary from person to person, but all of us can find delight in the simple joys.

What’s on your list?