Stephanie Upchurch

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


Recent Posts

  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
    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. 22 Feb, 2017
    Challenging social worries
    Have you ever written something, pressed send and then wished you could recall your message? What about reading, re-reading, and re-writing a post for social media? Maybe you worried about what the response to your message might be? What would people think? Would someone be angry at you or take your words "the wrong way"? Would people stop being your friend, judge you or turn others against you for sending or posting that message? Imagine living your life with this fear to the point where you