July 5, 2018

It's just dawned on me that I haven't written about a project I’ve been working on for a while. One that is pretty much finished - only in need of maintaining - and one which has been central to my recovery. This is a post about some of the changes I’ve made to my home...

May 2, 2018

Hi everyone and welcome to what will be a new series focusing on my favourite subject... recovery!  Or more specifically, the role of self compassion, self love, self acceptance and self-care in recovery. I've spoken openly many times in the past about how my work in t...

March 19, 2018



Hi there!

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Stuart Ralph of The OCD Stories. 

We had a great chat and covered loads of different subjects so even though my story focusses on Perinatal OCD there will be lots of interesting and helpful snippets for anyo...

February 25, 2018

Hi everyone! My name’s Catherine, I’m thirty-seven, I live in London with my husband and my son, and I’ve lived with OCD for as long as I can remember.

Since very early childhood, my condition has often morphed and shape-shifted, seemingly changing obsession as soon as...

February 25, 2018

*** Okay, this is my brain dump post. I haven't done the final edit on it and I don't think I'm going to. It's here for anyone who needs a little extra information on my story or if you have any questions from reading my original post, this might answer them.

It's not...

February 23, 2018

Hi everyone!

I know some people prefer to listen rather than read so I thought I'd drop this here - it covers both my experiences with OCD and my recovery. I'm shortly followed by Ashley Fulwood, CEO of OCD-UK, who is always brilliant to listen to.

For both of our interv...

February 5, 2018

I get asked a lot about medication. If I take it, what I take, my reasons for starting it or not starting it. Choosing whether or not to take medication is a hugely personal decision and I’m very happy to write about my experiences here, but please don’t let this sway...

February 1, 2018

Happy New Year everyone! 

It's been a really long time since I posted an Olivia blog and I just wanted to update everyone about why that is, and let you know that we'll both be back very, very soon. 

Despite it looking like I've had a nice long blogging holiday I have in...

October 4, 2017

Hi everyone, here we are again!

I initially tried to get this into a social media post but it became a little too wordy (that won't be a surprise to many of you who follow my posts!) so I thought I'd add it here as a mini-blog of sorts.  

I'd like to focus on what h...

August 21, 2017

 ***This blog does not contain useful strategies for managing OCD or the recovery from it. It mainly deals with the misconceptions, and trivialisation, of the condition – a rather frustrating topic! So if you're not in the mood to read about it, please feel very free t...

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