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More on Unrequited Love with Lisa Phillips and a Book Giveaway!

On last week’s show, we had a fascinating interview with Lisa Phillips, the author of Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession. Her book is a mesmerizing read, tracking the history of how unrequited love has been viewed historically in psychology and romantic literature through how we look at romantic obsession today. 2,176 more words


Standardbreds Are Genetically Disposed to OCD

In a recent study of Standardbred racehorses, it was discovered that two regions on chromosome 14 have been linked to osteochondrosis, a debilitating condition of the hock that originated in fetal development. 291 more words

"Writer's Funk"

This is how my brain feels when I start my morning from TV or Facebook. Writing becomes impossible. What litters your brain?

Good Habits.

I had some big successes in 2015: getting a PhD, running an ultra marathon, starting a job that was both satisfying and challenging. But, while I’m proud of all these things, life is so much bigger than all of them, and none of them guarantee stable happiness and well-being for any decent length of time. 1,574 more words


Seeing Life Without the Anxiety Lens

As a person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety isn’t just about being nervous. It isn’t a panic attack. It’s not a situation wherein I think of an upcoming stressor and overreact. 1,665 more words

Tantrums, Meltdowns and Catastrophic Reactions (oh, my!)

I’m going to start this particular article with one of my absolute favorite commercials out there. If you haven’t seen it, I really recommend taking the time to watch it before you continue reading this. 1,943 more words

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The day I was diagnosed as having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder came as no surprise to anyone near me – except me. It is as obvious as my skin and as prevalent as my very presence. 1,446 more words