*obligatory disclaimer that I am not a doctor or licensed psychologist, and the following information is based on personal experience and research If you dread winter because you associate it with a particularly low mood, you might be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, or, SAD. Most people in Northern climates experience some version of the winter blues.
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." -Maya Angelou If only I'd known then what I know now... As I reflect on my twenties, which are officially behind me, I don't regret the mistakes I made. The wasted nights, erm, wasted. The guys dressed head-to-toe in
Luke Bender via Unsplash This year I’m thankful for the pandemic. I’m thankful for the political climate, for the stress, for the economic uncertainty, and for having limited time with loved ones—truly, I am. Hear me out. I’m thankful for the pause, the upheaval, and the wake up call. I'm grateful for the at times
Dainis Graveris/Unsplash It's a common coping mechanism to load up on comfort food and queue the Netflix when life is stressful, and hey, there's nothing wrong with that from time to time! In fact, I often enjoy the routine a couple of times a week. With that said, it's easy to overdo it and before
Some people say anger and frustration are secondary emotions, and argue that they are not emotions on their own. I used to believe them. Anger is sometimes an emotion that needs feeling and expressing, even if it is wildly unpleasant. You can't will it away, and years of suppressing it often leads people to have
Tonik/Unsplash If you’re stressed about the US election this week, you’re not alone. Cities are preparing for post- election violence and unrest. As if that wasn’t enough, crisis lines and counseling services have been seeing an increase in demand. So, your election anxiety is justified. Whatever you are feeling, just let it pass through you. Don’t fight it.
Image by Paige Cody via Unsplash Hello! It's been a minute since I shared a gratitude list with you. Life is cycling, as it does, but I've been re-prioritizing my morning gratitude habit (instead of doing it in the evening. I find it's more effective when I write it earlier. Like with exercise, if I
Ghosting stings. It can make you feel rejected and abandoned at the same time, and it offers you no closure or feedback whatsoever. It’s an incredibly frustrating experience, and if it’s happened to you, I feel for you, I really do. In fact, research shows that social rejection and physical pain activate the same regions of the
Photo by Resa Cahya via Unsplash There's a lot of advice out there. It's easy to get lost in it all. Maybe you find yourself heading to Google every time life throws a difficult decision at you, sifting through pages of expert opinions, research, blog posts and message boards. You'll find endless answers, from various
*Disclaimer: I will preface this by saying I am not a doctor, or a medical professional, or a mental health professional. If you think you might have an eating disorder, or body dysmorphia, please seek professional help, and resources at the National Eating Disorder Organization* *Trigger Warning: this post includes the following topics: body image,