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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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Scrupulosity-OCD Conference-Day 3-Post 1

So we made it to the end of the weekend! We're a little more tired, but I think a lot wiser. This morning I attended a Scrupulosity session, led by Kevin R. Foss, MFT, Ted Witzig, Jr., Ph.D., and fellow Scrupulosity sufferer, Colton Berg. There are several things from this session I will be sharing with you in the near future, but I wanted to pass this along. Mr. Foss recommended (and Dr. Witzig seconded this recommendation) a book entitled "Loving Someone With OCD." Apparently it is a good book for sufferers and their families, so I wanted to let you know about it. I will be purchasing it myself.

And now, it is time for me to be present in the moment and just enjoy my seafood lunch at the outdoor cafe here on this beautiful, sunny Boston afternoon. Talk to you again soon!

Oh the scallops and sweet & spicy carrots
were amazing!


  1. Monique you never cease to amaze me. I know what you are dealing with and can't believe that you are able to attend these meetings, much less get something out of them. God bless you for caring so much for others.

    1. Oh Shirley thank you so much for your encouragement. Yes, this has been a very difficult year. But I get so much out of staying active in the OCD community that it feels selfish! If anything I share brings comfort and hope to a fellow sufferer, well, that just makes my day.