Tag Archives: OCD blogger

The weighted blanket

This year, for my birthday, Linette ordered a “weighted blanket” for me. Well, it came today, and I’m laying under it right now, struggling to fill my lungs. I can see the appeal. It’s comforting. It’s like the lead apron you have to wear at the dentist’s office when you’re having X-rays taken. I’ve yet […]

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Worst Case Scenario Thinking: rooftop play structure edition

One of the nice things about having OCD is being able, in any situation, to instantly determine the absolute worse thing that could possibly happen. These ideas, at least in my experience, just kind of effortlessly flow through the mind of the obsessive. In my case, it’s gotten to the point where I hardly even […]

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Low paying job opportunity at MarkMaynard.com

It’s nothing terribly ambitious, but there are a few technical things that I’d like to do to make this site better. I’ve got a list of about ten items. I don’t think that any of it is too complicated, but – and it’s with some degree of shame that I say this – it’s all […]

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The relationship between Stress and Compulsion

I’m too busy at the moment (fulfilling compulsions) to add much in the way of context, but it occurred to me that I wouldn’t be a very good OCD blogger if I didn’t link to this article in today’s New York Times. Here’s a clip: …As though it weren’t bad enough that chronic stress has […]

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