Life Changes

Welcome to life changes, a place to explore the changes life brings and ways to bring about positive changes. Sometimes we can control change, other times it is thrust upon us. Either way, we have choices. We can choose how to change our lives, and we can choose what to do with the changes we can’t control.

Change is an ongoing process. We are never done, never complete. We continue to grow and change throughout our lives. While alive, we change, rather we want to or not. So the changes may as well be positive and may as well be controlled, to a certain extent. If change is going to happen anyway, why not influence those changes?

Many ideas, people, and circumstances have influenced my life, bringing about changes and encouraging me to make changes. Nothing, no one, has affected me more than my Christian faith, so you will find an abundance of biblical influence throughout our exploration of life changes, especially in the Spiritual Journey section of the Life Changes Website.

Habit Change

What is a Habit?
It’s here! The Habit Change Workbook

How We Change
Make Changes Happen
How Automatic Thoughts Affect Habits

Habit Change and You

Nervous Habits – Where Do They Come From?
Pick Up Your Stuff!
When Alertness Really Counts
Do Something Else
Steroid Use and Aggression
What Do We Do with This New World?

Daily Thankfulness
Family Traditions
The Habit of Rejoicing
Meeting the Challenge of Summer

Spiritual Journey

Light For the Path
Following the Light
If Only
Don’t Worry

Cherry’s Books

After spending twenty years working in hospitals and home health as a registered nurse, I made some changes in my professional life. I teamed up with some excellent psychologists to write books that are helping people make major changes in their lives.


The OCD Workbook, Second Edition:
Your Guide to Breaking Free From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The Habit Change Workbook:

How to Break Bad Habits and Form Good Ones

The BDD Workbook:

Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions

Helping Your Child with OCD
A Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Loving Someone with OCD
Help for You and Your Family

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety Disorders


I was the contributing editor for “OCD,” then “Habits” at Suite101 for a few years. Click here to access the OCD site at Suite101. Click here to visit the Habits site at the Suite101 website.

I have also written a continuing education home study course about OCD for nurses. Click here for more information.


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I, Cherlene Pedrick cannot be held legally responsible for any of the medical information, articles, or features appearing on these Web Pages. My intention is to provide information about OCD, habits, and life change only, not medical advice. This information is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

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