Your Next is Your Now

The nor’easter was blowing against our windows when I sat down, crossed my legs on the coffee table and heard the television evangelist claim, “Your next will be better than…



The Longest Game: OCDecades, Not Years

“What if the exposures don’t work?” I said–cringing as I contemplated the possibility of more mental anguish. Sensing my trepidation, the St. Louis-based counselors assured me that the exposures would,…



Perfectionist? Impossible!

Perfectionism is defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary as “a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable especially : the setting of unrealistically demanding goals accompanied by a…



The Bundle

THE BUNDLE This is a true story, it happened in a moment one icy Sunday morning in Duncannon PA. Aaron was just a few months old. It  was on this…



The Real Salad Days

I have finally found something worthy of my obsessiveness. No, not those smoldering thoughts. Or overbearing feelings. Instead, my obsessiveness is directed at something decidedly non OCD: self care. And…