obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms

Managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms

The best way to start managing obsessive compulsive symptoms is by understanding what having a diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder truly means. A classic definition of OCD characterizes the disorder as: “…uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and repetitive, ritualized behaviors you feel compelled to perform.” – HelpGuide.org At its core, OCD is an anxiety disorder and many […]

procrastination in recovery

Procrastination in Recovery and Addiction

Our brains are naturally inclined to turn work into playtime. We all struggle with procrastination, whether it’s at our jobs, or in class, or simply delaying things that need to be done around the house. Procrastination also ties into recovery, as some people put off getting help for as long as possible. Many are in […]

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Why Mental Health Matters

A person’s mental health is just as important as their physical shape and wellness. Statistics put together by the National Institute of Mental Health tell us that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness at some point in their lives. It’s a growing problem that is underdiagnosed and under-treated across the […]

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Natural Remedies to Heal Depression and Sadness

For many people, depression is not simply having a bad day. It can really affect your life in a negative way, making it difficult to find joy and purpose in everyday activities. When depression is keeping you down, there are things you can do to brighten up your day. You don’t have to always feel […]


Three Ideas to Brighten the Mood While Your Child is in Recovery

It’s not easy having a child in recovery because the fear of a relapse is always there. You will quickly learn that some days are better than others, but when you notice your kids really put in the effort in staying sober, your small gestures can make a world of a difference. By showing kindness […]

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Seven Tips for Overcoming Anxiety

Guest Contribution by Irving Schattner, LCSW, Psychotherapist Are you constantly feeling stressed, unable to relax, always worrying about the day ahead and unable to fall or stay asleep because your mind is overloaded from the pressures of the day or worries about what’s in store the next day?  If you can relate to this, you […]

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Staying Faithful in a Relationship

Guest Contribution by Wandey Alexis As your insecurity becomes nourished our relationship becomes poisoned. – Dr. Steve Maraboli Let’s talk…it never fails to amaze me that every time you think everything is going great, he or she shows you that it’s not. What am I talking about are insecurities because they play a major role […]

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Having Fun During Summertime

Summer is here and you don’t know what to do? For many of us, we find ourselves indoors depressed not wanting to enjoy life. Well, hopefully, we can inspire you to get outside because having fun during summertime is a great way to improve your mood and mental health! Tips for Having Fun in the Sun […]

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About The Owner

If you have found your way here to my small section of the ocean shore, you and I have something in common. We’ve both felt that hollow, helpless feeling deep in our gut while anxiously picking at our nails at the kitchen table, waiting for our baby to come home. We’ve both felt the strangling […]