Posts By Toni Palombi

Toni Palombi
Toni is an editor and writer. She has worked with international charities in Asia, the Middle East, and Australia.

Thoughts are Only Thoughts

By Kristen This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Have you heard the term obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) used as an adjective to… Read more »

Driving with OCD

By Nicholas Ponticello This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Most people think they know OCD from pop culture and television shows, but… Read more »

How Ancient Texts Helped Me to Control My Obsessions

By Anker Fanoe “Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment; mastering others requires force; mastering the self requires strength.” Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching It was not until I first moved away to college that my obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) truly took me hostage. My mind became my personal bully, constantly… Read more »

College, Compulsions, and a Japanese Monk

By Thomas Duliban This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Four years ago, before I started college, I spent the summer traveling around… Read more »

Becoming My Own Friend

By Michelle I have struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trichotillomania, and post-traumatic stress disorder since I was a child. As a child, I was bullied in school, abused at home, and had friends that made fun of me behind my back. I always felt so painfully alone. At the age of 5, I was… Read more »

My OCD Snowball

By Kyle Cunningham My life took a drastic turn during my freshman year of college. Instead of enjoying what should have been the best time of my life, I spent the year struggling with obsessive thoughts and compulsions. I had never encountered such thoughts before. I believed that everything I was touching was contaminated with… Read more »

Battling OCD as a Father

By Matt Townsend My male role models have been my father and father-in-law, as well as my friends and coworkers. However, despite these good role models, I could never find a mold which fit me. On the outside, I appear to have it all together. I am an all-American father and husband, who is the… Read more »