I have mental health (just like everybody else). But it took me a long time to realize that and by the time I did, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression, and a bunch of related anxiety disorders had consumed my life. And it didn’t have to be that way. I could have saved enormous amounts of pain, energy, and money, if I’d taken a more proactive, preventive approach to mental health much earlier in life. Thanks to behavioral therapy supported by a lifestyle focused on being mentally and physically fit, I’ve been recovered and free from OCD for over four years. My focus now is on making great mental health more accessible and helping others succeed with recovery from illness or just live a life that’s more fulfilling and aligned with your values, and I do that in three ways:
I write books and create web apps that help people succeed at behavioral therapy and bring mental health supports like meditation, nutrition, and physical fitness into their lives.
I am the Editor-in-Chief of EVERYBODY HAS A BRAIN, an online community with over 200,000 followers, devoted to generating dialogue around personal stories of mental illness and proactive, preventative approaches to mental health and recovery.
I support people through online and in-person recovery coaching to overcome anxiety issues at work, home, and school. Sometimes you need the help of a person who knows what you’re going through and what it takes to get away from there.