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Stephanie Upchurch

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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  1. 21 Mar, 2018
    Trusting yourself
    How much do you trust yourself? For most of us struggling with OCD or anxiety, the answer is "not much". The reason we don't really trust ourselves is because over time we (and sometimes other people) gradually teach ourselves that we can't be trusted. You might wonder "how does this happen?"  or "why would I do that?" You might also think "of course I trust myself" but I want to encourage you to really pull out the big mirror and take a look while I explain.  Imagine that you are a person who
  2. Perfection
    13 Mar, 2018
    Perfection
    Perfectionism is the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. Now many of us don't see this as an issue because while we would love to be perfect, we accept that this is an impossibility. Unfortunately, I have allowed perfectionism to become a lonely prison that kept me stuck doing things until I had them just right or avoiding doing things that I didn't think I could ever do right. I'm happy to say that I"m not in prison anymore but I still visit on occasion.  I write this  post
  3. Change
    07 Mar, 2018
    Change
    As I set about getting my office ready for today's sessions, I quickly checked out my inspirational calendar. Normally the quotes get a cursory glance due to their true lack of inspiration which genuinely annoys me. Today's calendar quote was surprisingly refreshing and is the inspiration for this post. "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." - Reggie Leach, Canadian hockey player. When you struggle with anxiety or OCD it can be easy to get stuck in