Welcome to Living With Thoughts, my blog to raise awareness of the traumas of Intrusive Thought OCD and Social Anxiety.

Oh, and to spout my love of animals, fantasy books – and wine and good chocolate!!

I’m a 50 something year-young wife, mother and pet owner who suffered for 30+ years with these isolating conditions before finally finding out what OCD was all about. (And, no, it’s not “just” cleaning!)

With knowledge came empowerment. I joined OCD support groups, had some specialist OCD counselling and, three years later, am now sufficiently “on my recovery journey” to want to help others through those dark, dark times.