Out There

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I think, at lest for me, the hardest part of living with OCD is the isolation. Yes the anxiety is not easy, the compulsions are exhausting and all of that. But it is the isolating nature of OCD that grinds me down. I am not just talking about the being different. That we are. And most of us go to great lengths to hide the exact nature of our illness. This secret life we lead, … The Story Continues…

What we have here

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This was a little piece I wrote some years ago that I just came across. It’s just a little sketch on my being diagnosed. She sat there reading a year old Time magazine. She was too thin and had dark circles under her eyes. There was something stretched about her. She and I were alone in the small waiting room. Was she crazy too? What hell had she been living in? I thought, watching her … The Story Continues…

In the Beginning

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“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” Graham Greene. In The Beginning [This article originally appeared in Kidscope, the OC Foundation newsletter for children, in January of 2001] In the beginning… Summer was here, that glorious time when school was a distant memory and endless days of sun and sand lay ahead: September and the return to books and rules, a vague discomfort somewhere over the … The Story Continues…