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”

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”

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”

Affirmation of Trust

Written by Leslie Stevens, M.Ed., LCMHC 1/5/2021 Our brains are hardwired for survival.  That’s why it’s easier for our minds to come up with more negative thoughts than positive thoughts on any given day.  Sometimes without a direction to align our thoughts, they seem to go haywire into a spiral of “what ifs” and personalContinue reading “Affirmation of Trust”

Affirmations: How to Hack Your Brain with Positive Thinking

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 12/31/2020 You have probably heard of the term “affirmations.” Especially as we are on the cusp of a new year, many healers and helpers are encouraging us to create intentions, affirmations, and mantras for the new year. But what exactly are affirmations? The idea of affirmations is based onContinue reading “Affirmations: How to Hack Your Brain with Positive Thinking”

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