Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer and I am going to be working here at mindyourmind for the next few months as a Research Associate.
It is important to be mindful of how events in the world and how we engage with them through media can affect our outlook and mental health.
This week I had the privilege of attending the Canadian Mental Health Association’s #b4stage4 conference in Victoria BC.
Part II: “I’m so OCD”
Most of you are probably familiar with the OCD stereotypes; neat freak, clean freak, an inevitable discomfort felt in the presence of a crooked picture or a messy room. While these characteristics resonate with many individuals who are diagnosed with OCD (and most definitely for myself), I can tell you that the disorder is much more complex and debilitating than what the stereotypes surrounding it insinuate.
Part I: Stomach Pains & Patterned Pant Suits
It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities.
What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful?
The train wreck is over and it really doesn't matter
Just sift through the wreckage for what didn't shatter
You will find baggage some good and some bad
Hang on the the good reflect on the sad
Come up with the lessons they're there for a reason
Use them again in a different season
Carry it through until you can use it again
That lesson of life you learned in the end
For always there will be an end and beginning
Last week I came across a blog on The Mighty titled “When It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and it immediately resonated with me.