OCD, is That You Again? How to Know if Your New Thought is OCD, and 6 Concrete OCD-Repelling Strategies for You to Start Practicing Right Away.

OCD, is That You Again? How to Know if Your New Thought is OCD,  and 6 Concrete OCD-Repelling Strategies for You to Start Practicing Right Away.

This is a question we get asked a lot at our OCD clinic: “How do I know if this thought is my OCD or if it is a ‘normal’ thought?” It usually happens when a person in treatment has certain familiar “regular” OCD thoughts, but then suddenly gets hit with a new, unfamiliar, unwanted intrusive thought that may or may not be OCD-related.

Having Difficulty Making Decisions? This Subtle Shift in Your Perspective May Change the Way You Approach Decisions from Now On.

Having Difficulty Making Decisions? This Subtle Shift in Your Perspective May Change the Way You Approach Decisions from Now On.

Last weekend I was at my friend Emily’s barbeque party. After we had our full share of sausages, kebabs, and salads, and settled down at the table with the drinks, Emily said she was facing a serious dilemma and needed advice.

A Gentleman in Moscow or How to Live Life

A Gentleman in Moscow or How to Live Life

"Adversity presents itself in many forms and if a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them."

During the last couple of weeks, I found myself being more fully engaged in the moment. I am noticing the tastes, the smells, the colors, and the emotions with increased sharpness and experiencing a deeper appreciation of everyday life’s little events. All of a sudden, being mindful has become almost effortless.