Why "71º & Sunny?"

I consider 71º to be the perfect temperature. Not too cold and not too hot. I also love perfect sunny days. The vast majority of days are not 71º & Sunny and yet, all days were created by God's hand and they are still gifts, even if they don't fit my ridiculous definition of perfection. My struggle with OCD has at times imprisoned me in an impossible attempt to achieve perfection. I'm now learning to love all kinds of days that don't even come close to 71º & Sunny.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's Time!

                                    Photo Courtesy of Int'l OCD Foundation

It's time once again to register for the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Annual Conference! It is being held in Boston, Massachusetts (why that's practically my backyard!) on 7/31-8/2. So, of course, Jim and I will be there and we hope to see you too. There are also some pre-conference events taking place on 7/30, and in addition, there is a special two day intensive CBT treatment program available on 7/29-30, with another program on 8/2-3. This special program is a great opportunity for conference attendees who can't find treatment in their home area.

I love seeing the historical
Boston architecture juxtaposed
against the new.
I have already attended 3 conferences, and I've learned something new at each. From what I understand, it is the only conference of its kind, bringing patients, researchers, and treatment providers together all at once. It is a unique opportunity to meet (and learn from) some of the very people who are working hard to bring hope and healing to the OCD community and I highly recommend attending. In addition, Boston is a great place to visit and explore.

See you in Beantown!


  1. Boston looks like such a beautiful city! The conference sounds wonderful!

    1. Oh it is beautiful, Lauren! It's a great walking city with tons of history and there is lots of yummy seafood. And it's really nice to not have to fly to the conference this year.

  2. OHHH, i'd love to go to Boston one day. Unfortunately it's not going to be this year! I wish, tho..
    I hope you have a great time.

    1. We always have a great time, thanks! Hey, who knows, the conference might end up in your neck of the woods next year!