Striving to do well is a positive attribute as long as there are no negative consequences for doing so. A healthy desire to excel and achieve high standards is one thing. Perfectionism, though, can be problematic if you evaluate yourself based on self-imposed, highly demanding standards, especially in areas of life that are important to […]
Many people feel hopeful after reading about OCD and learning that treatment may help them. At the same time, as they learn about what exposure and response prevention (ERP) entails, they often feel caught between a rock and a hard place. As awful as OCD is, therapy that involves facing your worst fears may also […]
Uncertainty can feel uncomfortable, very uncomfortable. It can feel frightening and even dangerous. We can’t avoid it, although we often try. Yet, when we learn to work with it and even embrace it, (yes, embrace it!), we can be more open, curious, and free from the struggle of trying to control it.
Uncertainty is a word […]