Help! I’m Quarantined With Toxicity

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 2/9/21 With COVID-19 cases rapidly up surging and quarantine becoming part of the “new normal”, we have all collectively begun spending more time indoors. For some, this has proven beneficial–rediscovering the peace of solitude or establishing a deeper relationship with family and loved ones. For others, however, especially thoseContinue reading “Help! I’m Quarantined With Toxicity”

Consistently Coping: How a Nighttime Routine Can Decrease Stress

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/6/21 “Self-care means taking time to do things you enjoy, and taking care of yourself. When used consistently, self-care can reduce stress, relieve uncomfortable emotions, and improve physical health” (Therapist Aid, 2020). Self-care has always been important, but is now even more necessary in the unprecedented times we areContinue reading “Consistently Coping: How a Nighttime Routine Can Decrease Stress”

The “Snapchat Dysmorphia” Conundrum

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 2/2/21 Apps like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat have made communication and connection more accessible than ever before. In just moments we can find old friends, discover new ones, explore information, and find countless sources of education. But for every friend there can also be a foe, and for everyContinue reading “The “Snapchat Dysmorphia” Conundrum”

Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/2/21 January is known as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In 2007, human trafficking became recognized as a huge international crisis. During that time, the U.S. Congress agreed to create a bill that designated January 11th as the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. However, “Between 2008Continue reading “Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know”

National Compliment Day

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 1/28/21 “If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe National Compliment Day, January 24th, was founded in 1998 by Kathy Chamberlin ofContinue reading “National Compliment Day”

The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/20/2021 It is hard to imagine a world before 2020 — a time time when the concept of social distancing was practically unheard of and wearing face masks in public spaces would provoke an exchange of suspicious glances from passersby. When word of the pandemic first started making internationalContinue reading “The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity”

What You Need to Know About Insomnia

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/20/21 Sleep is one of the most vital components of our health and affects almost every function of our bodies. As imperative as getting a sufficient amount of shut-eye is, between 50 and 70 million Americans report having a sleep disorder that prevents them from sleeping soundly throughout theContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Insomnia”

Grief: You Can’t Just Get Over It

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 1/16/21 According to the CDC “COVID Data Tracker,” there have been over 340,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States. Sadly, this means that over 340,000 families lost a loved one during what was already an uncertain and traumatic time. This doesn’t even include the lives that wereContinue reading “Grief: You Can’t Just Get Over It”

Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 1/16/2021 Stigma surrounding mental illness is slowly being dismantled and conversations surrounding mental health are becoming less taboo and more mainstream. Coping strategies and self-care have always been very popular concepts in the therapy and counseling world. Today, these concepts are being promoted more often and not just duringContinue reading “Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety”

Tips and Tools to Thrive in Public Speaking

Written by Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 1/15/2021 The fear of public speaking, also called glossophobia, is the number one most common social fear in America (uiowacounseling, 2021). Just the thought of getting up to speak in front of a group of people is enough to make most quiver. Few people may thrive in the spotlight,Continue reading “Tips and Tools to Thrive in Public Speaking”

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