top workplace struggles of people with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)

I like to start out OCPD content not with a fun anecdote but with its definition. OCPD is not OCD although they can be easily confused. OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions and compulsions. People with OCD are largely aware of their Os and Cs. People with OCPD don’t necessarily have that repetitive… Continue reading top workplace struggles of people with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD)

When it’s all too much, you need to accept some things.

Today we're talking about two types of acceptance: radical and everyday. What's the difference? Everyday acceptance is accepting the reality in front of us. We use everyday acceptance for the annoyances we encounter, such as dropping the half-gallon of milk in the grocery parking lot or getting beer spilled on your butt at a concert.… Continue reading When it’s all too much, you need to accept some things.

you forgot to love yourself in your own love language(s)

Do you ever feel like, while in bed and just before falling asleep, you're missing something? Not a task, nothing work related, but like something's missing at the very end of your day. One final love ya squeeze. Some self-affirmations. More time to think? Something... I feel this way many nights and yet each time… Continue reading you forgot to love yourself in your own love language(s)

but have you considered emotional distancing?

https://youtu.be/3HOrbQ_W9O0 the sister youtube video I have a coworker who says she gets disproportionately upset when cars drive in the wrong way in the parking lot. Through more than one set of windows, she has unfettered access to these disappointing behaviors. It's me. I'm that coworker. Okay, just kidding, BUT I often feel as she… Continue reading but have you considered emotional distancing?

the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists

https://youtu.be/REPNOclgcus the sister YouTube video to this post Dear Perfectionists, Quality over quantity is a useful notion in some areas of our lives. But how does it pose problems in other areas, such as work, school and creative pursuits?  Let's take just a paragraph to orient ourselves around the key elements of perfectionists: We are… Continue reading the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists

8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks

https://youtu.be/sRcV63AyGHk sister video to this blog post I received All About Love from the library of a friend. I swear that borrowing a book chosen for you by your friend automatically makes us think more highly of the book. (Is there research on this yet?!) At the time I had just read an essay about… Continue reading 8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks

my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating

It seems obvious and yet it wasn't obvious to me: my perfectionistic mindset barriers halt my progress as a content creator (and human) every single day. This post could be construed as a list of excuses but I prefer to frame it as a reflection. It's more like I'm explaining the outcomes of a self… Continue reading my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating