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The perfect partner

Hello, Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and doing a bit of mindfulness… I don’t think I have covered the “perfect partner” issue from a rOCD perspective in previous posts so here it goes.It is also important for me to mention that I am not discussing cases of emotional and/or physical abuse. We are excluding these cases from this discussion. …

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Some other old notes

Hi everyone, I was doing some Spring cleaning (not Spring yet) and found some old notes from my therapy and mindfulness sessions. They really helped me to understand rOCD and what the first steps are in getting better. Here they are: OCD looks for areas of rigidity, where we are not very flexible in our beliefs and targets them. Short …

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Some old notes

    Hi everyone, It has been really crazy lately. Loads of emails to reply to (I will reply to everyone when possible), busy at home and extremely busy at work.I have been going through some old OCD notes in preparation for the final draft of the rOCD book and found something really good that I just had to share. …

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Can’t shake it…

Hi everyone. I have finally started working on the book. Working and helping taking care of a newborn baby takes a lot of time but it is well worth it! I have picked some emails that I had not yet replied from rOCD sufferers and realised that there was something that I did not cover… “NOT JUST RIGHT EXPERIENCES” in …

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Antibiotics

When doctors treat infections, have you ever considered why in most cases they prescribe a course of antibiotics that could last more than a week? And you have to take them more than 2 or 3 times a day? The simple answer is that in order for the drugs to be effective, they have to reach an x dose for …

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Introductions

Hi everyone, It has been a busy couple of weeks but I am now back writing some posts. I have noticed that many more people have joined the blog subscription roll since I moved it to a .com domain. And many more people are e-mailing me asking similar questions. I will always reply to any emails, even though it might …

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Tip #29 Q&A

Some of you have emailed me asking some very pertinent questions in regards to ROCD. Most of the questions overlapped between individuals. As someone pointed out in a previous post, it could be beneficial to have access to the same “answers”. So here is a general summary or overview of my answers based on my own experience with ROCD: How do I …

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Tip #24 What we should learn through ROCD

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Tip #22 Some links worth visiting

This week, I have decided to give everyone a break from this blog and recommend some other links. The first link is related to ROCD research that is going on in the  psychological community. It is about a group based in Israel led by Dr. Doron. They have done extensive research on the causes and mechanics of ROCD. They also …

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Tip #13 Lies and more rOCD lies

A ROCD brain is like Pinocchio. It likes to tell a lie here and then by sending false messages. The only difference is that it has no nose to grow and thus making it very difficult to spot the lies. Sometimes, we can see a nose growing when our anxiety increases… Some of the ROCD brain’s favourite lies are: “If I am …