Charity in Bloom

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Last year at the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Jo-Ann Winston of Winston Flowers. Since the walk, Jo-Ann has become a frequent volunteer at the IOCDF office and has taken up the torch of OCD advocacy. I asked Jo-Ann to share her… Read more »

Introducing the OCDvocate Advocacy Program

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Shala Nicely, our 2013 keynote speaker, recently published a two-part blog about her experience at this year’s Conference. In these blogs she shared her thoughts on advocacy, a key theme of this year’s event. In one of the entries, Shala described her interaction with another attendee while participating in this year’s Virtual Camping outing, a… Read more »

“Living With OCD” Podcast — The Perfect Cap to #OCDcon Weekend

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This year’s 22nd Annual OCD Conference was special in many ways, from record-breaking attendance numbers to the excitement of getting to host this year’s Conference in the IOCDF’s hometown of Boston. Also unique to this year’s event was the introduction of the first-ever post-Conference event, a live taping of the Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (LWOCD) podcast… Read more »

OCD Conference: Going Home

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It’s the last day of the Conference: Prepare to be sad when you leave, and maybe sadder when you get home. I said to someone yesterday, “Can’t we just live here?” “Boston?” she asked. “Or the hotel?” “The hotel,” I said, “but what I mean is, ‘Can’t we just live with people with OCD and… Read more »

OCD Conference: Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!

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Wow! What a packed day! I don’t know about you, but my schedule was packed back to back — the only moments of downtime I had were before my presentation with Lee Baer when I went to my hotel room to quietly freak out a little bit and plan what I was going to say…. Read more »

OCD Conference: Boston edition

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How is day one winding down already? I’ve been looking forward to this since last year’s Conference, and we’re cruising through this year’s already. As with last year, I’m wearing many hats: an affiliate representative (OCD Twin Cities president), a speaker (check out my session with Lee Baer tomorrow afternoon, from 4 to 5:30!), and… Read more »

The 2015 Annual OCD Conference is here!

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Welcome to Boston! We’re so glad a record-breaking number of attendees were able to join us for the 22nd Annual OCD Conference. This year is particularly special, as we’re able to host so many of you in our hometown of Boston. We’re sure you have questions as you start to get settled and begin planning… Read more »

7 Boston Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss!

It’s not every year that we get to host the OCD Conference in our hometown! As we finalize all Conference details and you finalize your travel plans, the IOCDF staff pulled together a list of some of our favorite local attractions, as well as a list of discounted and free things to do in and… Read more »

3rd Annual Hoarding Meeting Offers Resources, Support in Boston This Summer

Hoarding disorder (HD) presents a unique challenge because of how it impacts such a wide variety of individuals, agencies, and groups. As such, our goal at the IOCDF has been to continue to design and develop comprehensive resources that help support individuals with hoarding disorder while also addressing the family, community, and public impacts of HD. During the… Read more »