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"...intellect is the bullied little brother of emotion ~ Jeff Bell"
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LOCATION: Utah, United States
AGE: 43
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My name is Danielle and I am 41 years old. I was diagnosed with OCD in October, 2011. I am a wife and mother of two sons. I work full time and I attend college part time while my husband completes his Bachelors/Teaching degree in History. My long term plans include finishing my own degree in Mathematics.

I've always described myself as a pessimist and prone to depression. I've had to reevaluate my entire world view with this diagnosis and am seeing how much the OCD has colored everything. It's been a painful process to reassess my past, but with support from my family and a great therapist, I believe I've made a lot of progress and have hope that the future can be different.

I suffer from harm OCD, particularly when it comes to children. I have intrusive thoughts and images that are horrifying in their violent nature. I am also a perfectionist and am extremely hard on myself. This leads me to procrastinate in order to avoid an "incorrect" decision. I often find myself hitting deadlines without having made a real decision and paying the price with sloppy or incomplete work, which makes the cycle repeat. I check and recheck, write and rewrite, read and reread. I repeat instructions to myself and to others. I'm also constantly seeking reassurance because I don't trust any of my own thoughts or memories.

In addition, I'm fairly phobic. I am terrified of heights and stairs. I have some social phobia and claustrophobia that can trigger panic attacks. These have caused me to avoid certain situations and places. Avoidance and procrastination are my most debilitating behaviors and the ones that I'm most aggressively trying to change.


Books, Writing, Algebra, Music, Family, words and numbers, humor, the color orange, children's laughter and my husband's support

Confusion, Doubt and Reality TV...


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September 25, 2014, 6:44 pm
Hi, I'm back did ya miss me? Guess not, since I see you haven't been here either. If you do check in drop me a line.

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You were able to hold onto yourself when everything else was ripped away from you - Dr. Tom
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From: Douglas
September 6, 2014, 4:50 pm
Hello, I've not been to the Tribe in a while. My daughter has overcome her debilitating, harmful O/C's 99.5%...so we've been busy having fun and making up for a lost decade, plus! I am more than happy to discuss your questions and concerns. I can be reached directly at 919-878-9086 & DouglasLisa@live.com. Most Sincerely, Lisa



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If it takes a village to raise a child, IT TAKES A CALVARY TO RELEASE THEM FROM THE WRATH OF OCD
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From: plep001
April 1, 2014, 4:31 pm
Happy Birthday. wat do u hope to do with a maths degree?

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The known is limited the unknown is vast go into the unknown more and more BKS Iyengar
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From: CAL1991
May 13, 2013, 9:41 pm
Hi how are you?

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April 1, 2013, 6:00 pm
Happy Bday to a fellow Ram :) sorry, the embed didn't take: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFQPNApwJ GU

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How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd; Alexander Pope, 'Eloisa to Abelard'
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Foo Fighters, NIN, Tori Amos, Tool, Muse, Arcade Fire, Smashing Pumpkins, Tenacious D, Radiohead, Skinny Puppy, Ministry just to name a few....and I'm always up for a good Journey song!

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, Sword of Truth series, Harry Potter series, Sookie Stackhouse series and anything else that strikes me. I love books and read constantly.

The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter...and to include television Buffy and Angel, True Blood, Six Feet Under, Modern Family, The Office, Breaking Bad, Dexter and so many more...

Cross Stitch, Reading and Writing, Sudoku, Crosswords

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