It was early. 5:30 a.m. early, and my best friend, Kim Vincenty, pulled into the driveway. We were judging an art show in Fernandina Beach, Florida, for the Shrimp Festival, and I was on my dark front porch with a broom, sweeping the detritus from the live oaks (which, in my defense, drop leaves, pollen pods, and acorns continuously). Kim rolled down her window and said casually, "Putting order...
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My OCD Story of Hope & Recovery/ Christine
Jan 24, 2023
If you knew me, you would know that I have struggled with anxiety to varying degrees since I was a young child. I experienced my first panic attack in the second grade when the substitute teacher gave me detention in Catholic school for drawing in class. Looking...
3 Things your New OCD Therapist Wants You to Know
Dec 8, 2022
My name is Victoria Schweiger, and I’m a therapist who specifically focuses on helping those affected by OCD and anxiety-related concerns. For some of my clients, I was their first therapist, and when meeting with me, it was their very first session. For others, I was...
Eating Disorder Recovery – Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
Nov 22, 2022
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Or is it? For those working on eating disorder recovery, the holidays can be a very complicated time to navigate. Cultural norms around feasting, indulging, and stuffing yourself can be overwhelming. That, coupled with...
Body Acceptance, Body Neutrality
Nov 2, 2022
Early in my recovery from an eating disorder, much of the body image rhetoric was about learning to love my body. This narrative, although an idyllic way to think about our bodies, felt distant and impossible from the place I was in. My body had been my enemy....
OCD the “Big Monster” with Steve Williams
Oct 19, 2022
Steve Williams is telling a story. He says it is a perfect example of how OCD was a "big monster" in his head. Kim Vincenty, Steve Williams and I are on a Zoom call to reconnect and reflect on how we've come full circle. Twenty years ago, Kim and I owned Spiller...
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