“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as being heard.” William Hazlitt Do you ever find yourself listening to someone, but not really focusing on what they are saying? Instead, you’re thinking of what you want to tell them about yourself or your story. Maybe you have the opposite problem. You would […]
A child exhibiting aggressive behavior can be experienced by others as being a bad kid. However, this is not the case. Anger is used by children as a way for them to shield themselves from deeper emotional distress. Aggressive behavior can be an outward symptom of depression, guilt, fear, disappointment, jealousy, frustration, anxiety, sadness, or hurt, among other emotions.
Since I do not have OCD, it is difficult for me to imagine what it must be like to live with the extreme anxiety OCD fosters. Nevertheless, even though I do not live with obsessions and compulsions that interfere with my daily life, I do from time to time have feelings of anxiety.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)? For me, it is hand washing. I also think of people repeatedly checking their homes before leaving to make sure all the windows and doors are locked, the coffee pot is off, etc. Let’s just say I once had a […]