OCD-inspired approach to life

October 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Imagine battling every day with severe self-doubt. That was the experience Jeff Bell had in his struggle with extreme obsessive compulsive disorder. He is now the author of the book, "When in Doubt, Make Belief," and he shares some useful tools for fighting OCD.

10 STEPS OUT WHEN YOU'RE STUCK IN DOUBT

Reverence
1. Choose to see the universe as a friendly place.
2. Embrace the possibility of every moment.
3. Affirm your universal potential.

Resolve
4. Put your commitments ahead of your comfort.
5. Keep sight of the bigger picture and the greater good.

Investment
6. Claim and exercise your freedom of choice.
7. Picture possibility and "direct" your attention.
8. Act from abundance in ways that empower.

Surrender
9. Accept and let go what you cannot control
10. Allow for bigger plans than your own to unfold.

About the book "When in Doubt, Make Belief"
Uncertainty: It's a word we're hearing over and over again in recent months. From the global economy and geopolitics to our own careers and retirement plans, it seems most everything in our lives is in a state of flux. Navigating these uncertain times can be tough, and as countless people are discovering it's all too easy to become consumed by the seemingly endless "what-if" questions we're faced with daily.

Author Jeff Bell knows a thing or two about living with uncertainty. As someone who has battled with, and recovered from, the very worst of obsessive compulsive disorder (a.k.a. The Doubting Disease), Bell has learned firsthand how debilitating uncertainty can be and just what it takes to live effectively with it. In When in Doubt, Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty, Bell shares the many life lessons OCD and its treatment have taught him and offers a pragmatic, step-by-step approach to confronting fear and worry.

About Jeff Bell
Jeff Bell is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and radio news anchor. His first book, REWIND, REPLAY, REPEAT: A Memoir of OCD, was published in 2007 and quickly established Bell as a leading voice in the mental health community. He serves as National Spokesperson for the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, and his story has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, DETAILS Magazine, and The New York Times. Bell is a 20-year veteran of radio and television news and currently co-anchors the Afternoon News at KCBS Radio in San Francisco.

Online resources
www.beyondthedoubt.org
www.ocfoundation.org

Book signings

Sunday October 18th
7 pm Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera

Saturday October 24th
7 pm Barnes & Noble - San Bruno
1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno

Tuesday October 27th
7:30 pm East West Mountain View
324 Castro Street, Mountain View


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