I love the sense of community that’s building over on our Twitter and Facebook pages. If you’re not already following us, please do so. The conversation is getting good! One of our Twitter followers this week called yesterday, “Therapy Thursday,” which I thought was quite catchy. I’d add to this and name it, “Thankful Thursday.”

Thankful for all of you who I’m getting to know in the Psych Central community and who I admire for your strength, ambition and impervious spirit. While you’re struggling along trying to better yourself, I hope you take some time and feel a sense of gratitude for where you’ve been and how far you’ve come in the process. Life can be difficult, but you’re getting through it beautifully!

With that said, I hope you can take a break and review some of our fabulous Friday best of the week posts with me. Here we go!

More Sex With Your Therapist

(Therapy Unplugged) – This riveting post stirred up a lot of controversy all over the net. But with a title like that, it’s no surprise why. It discusses a heated topic through a specific case, a story that will definitely get you riled up!

Two Steps to Simply Living a Better Life

(Mindfulness and Psychotherapy) – After reading this, you may pause before answering, “fine,” when asked how you’re doing. In two steps, you’ll learn how to be more conscious about what you’re really feeling and discover what’s really taking up all of your time.

Reality: Completely Incomplete, Perfectly Imperfect

(360 Degrees of Mindful Living) – Maybe we should stop trying so hard to perfect. Is perfection even possible anyway? In this reflective post, Pavel G. Somov brilliantly gets us to stop obsessing about perfection and instead focus on what is instead of fighting against how we want things to be.

Learning to Embrace the Love I Found

(Always Learning) – Is true love possible? According to this blogger, yes! Even after much heartache, fear and struggle, you’ll find hope in the possibility of love when you read this.

Mysterious Miracle Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

(Anxiety and OCD Exposed) – There’s a treatment for OCD that’s been around for 40 years and yet, not many people know about it. In this post, Dr. Laura Smith goes into the detail about Exposure and Response Prevention so that you can be informed of this effective, yet surprisingly unknown form of treatment.