Anxiety: What To Do When Your Body Isn’t Listening

Written By Leslie Stevens, M.Ed., LCMHC If you deal with symptoms of anxiety, you know the challenges of your body not listening. Let me paint the picture. You are sitting at your desk, working away. Seemingly, all of a sudden, your heart starts beating rapidly, you feel a tightness in your chest, you get knotsContinue reading “Anxiety: What To Do When Your Body Isn’t Listening”

Mental Health Awareness Month

Happy May good people! May is Mental Health Awareness Month! I could go on and on about the alarming statistics concerning mental health in America. But I think I’ll spare US the agony. I do however want to drop some encouragement at your door. Life is tough and times are challenging for many people. AllContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Month”

Graduating During a Pandemic: How to Cope

By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer March 4, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has created one of the largest public health and economic crises that America has ever experienced. States began mandating social distancing and lockdown procedures in March of 2020, and although they proved beneficial in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, these measures triggered a severeContinue reading “Graduating During a Pandemic: How to Cope”

COVID Vaccine: How to Handle the Stress

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 2/18/21 It is no doubt that this past year has been difficult and unpredictable. And even with the promises of the vaccine, there is no telling how long it will take for things to go back to “normal”. Along with the stress surrounding the effects of the pandemic, thereContinue reading “COVID Vaccine: How to Handle the Stress”

Valentine’s Day: How to Avoid the Stress by Loving on Yourself

Written by Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 2/12/2021 Valentine’s Day is a favorite holiday for many people, as it is a designated day to express our love and appreciation for the relationships we have. Valentine’s Day normally consists of going on romantic dates, giving gifts, flowers, and spending quality time with our loved ones. However, thisContinue reading “Valentine’s Day: How to Avoid the Stress by Loving on Yourself”

Money Makes Me Nervous: Tips on Getting Financially Fit

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 2/9/21 About 85% of American’s have admitted to feeling some sort of financial anxiety (1). Financial anxiety can have drastic effects on a person’s health and well-being. It’s a common misconception that financial stability and freedom depend on how much money you make. While that may be true to aContinue reading “Money Makes Me Nervous: Tips on Getting Financially Fit”

Better Together: Strengthening Your Family During COVID

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 2/9/2021 When reports of COVID-19 first began circulating across the globe, the extent to which the pandemic would impact society was indeterminable to even the most knowledgeable of public health professionals. No one was able to foresee the indefinite quarantine periods, mandatory face covering and social distancing protocols, devastatingContinue reading “Better Together: Strengthening Your Family During COVID”

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”

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”