Episode 15: More Than My OCD - Moving Beyond Compulsion  


Sunnie never knew she had OCD.

Rather, this mom of six simply soldiered on – doing her best to ignore the disturbing voices in her head. That is until a diagnosis finally opened her eyes to a whole new world where she could be free from her mental prison.

Join us as we journey with her through the process of dividing her own identity from that of the disorder. Along the way, we'll discover just how good life can be. 


About Me: 

Sunnie resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and six children. She graduated with a teaching degree in health education from Brigham Young University, but is lucky enough to be able to stay home to raise her kids. Her faith and religion are very important to her, and the strength that comes from those beliefs has helped her family make it through whatever trials they have faced. Fighting her own battle with OCD has made her passionate about raising awareness and understanding of mental illnesses. She has immense gratitude for the life-saving treatment her oldest daughter received at the Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado, and recognizes the extremely important role that caregiver knowledge and education play in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. She currently serves on the Recovery Ambassador Council and feels grateful for the opportunities this has provided to share her story with others. 

Fun Facts: 

  • Hobbies- reading, running, online shopping

  • Favorite vacation destinations- Kauai, Cayucos, and Bermuda (or anywhere there is a beach)

  • Life bucket list- run a marathon and go to Alaska

  • Dessert of choice- Blue Bell ice cream 


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