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Brain Battle Blog with Gracie — intrusivethoughts

Personal Update: Work and Finals

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing? It has been awhile! Thank you to all of those who stuck with me during my little blogging break. It was a much needed break for my own mental health. As most of you know, I am a full time student and a full time + worker. This means I work at least 40 hours a week, but most times, it ends up being 50+ hours on top of school. And then, I still have my baby, Love-Brain to manage! I am not going to lie to you, it has been quite...

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Faith and Hope During Mental Health Crises

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Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I wanted to talk about the importance of hope and faith when you’re battling a mental health crisis. I personally have struggled off and on my entire life with mental health disorders and many times, crises. Now everyone may have their own thoughts and opinions on this and I think that is amazing. Anyway that you can find hope or believe in faith when going through a rough mental health battle is important.  I personally have always been a religious/spiritual person. I grew up going to church and I enjoyed learning...

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The Meaning Behind our Halloween Designs

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

 Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  This blog post is an exciting one for me to write about because it is going to be all about our 2021 Love-Brain Halloween Collection! This has been a long awaited collection on our end because we actually started coming up with the inspiration behind these in June-yes that’s right y’all- JUNE. We knew that every year it seems as though the holidays get pushed up closer and closer to the summer and we wanted to be ready. When we talk about merchandising, the last week of August is generally a...

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How Depression Impacts Me

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?   I recently put up a poll on our Love-Brain Instagram asking you all about what you wanted me to talk about! The majority of you said you wanted to know about how I handle depression and how it impacts me.  For me, I sometimes don’t even know I am depressed until things start to get out of hand. It’s crazy how sometimes your body and certain parts of your brain know you’re sad, but the other part of your brain doesn’t pick up on it until the signs become obvious. Depression for...

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Physical OCD Compulsions

Posted by Marigrace Pilger on

Hello mental health champions, how are you doing?  Today I wanted to jump a little bit deeper into OCD and repetitive behaviors. Something that I struggle with that can sometimes go unnoticed by myself is these repetitive behaviors. I have always seemed to have mental rituals instead of physical rituals. When people think of OCD, they frequently think of turning the light on and off a million times or excessive cleanliness and organization. However, I have mostly struggled with mental rituals, or at least I had thought. I let my physical compulsions go unnoticed since they became such a normal...

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