Stress makes a mess

I’m not sure the extent to which this dis-ease may have been in my body prior to its full manifestation, but I do know that the year that it fully manifested was a fearful year for me.  And not in an entirely “bad” way.  I led a pretty predictable life for about eight years.  IContinue reading “Stress makes a mess”

National Hygiene Week: Where Mental and Physical Health Collide

Written by Lauren Abrams, Contributing Writer July 5th–11th, was National Hygiene week! This might feel like an oddly specific week to have a national designation for, and for some, maybe it even feels superficial. But there’s a difference between selling beauty products and caring about hygiene.  First of all, hygiene and access to hygienic productsContinue reading “National Hygiene Week: Where Mental and Physical Health Collide”

June 27th, PTSD Awareness Day

Written by Lauren Abrams, Contributing Writer June 27th was PTSD awareness day, and June was PTSD awareness month! PTSD is complicated. Often, we solely associate being traumatized from war, battle, or massive, explosive violence. And it is certainly linked with those things. But it’s easy to forget that one in eleven people will develop PTSDContinue reading “June 27th, PTSD Awareness Day”

Purgatory, The Twilight Zone, or Grey Areas: Human Aversion to Transitional Periods

Written by Lauren Abrams, Contributing Writer Transitional periods are exciting! They mean change, new things, and potential. So why do we hate them so much? Growing pains are simply not something most of us look forward to. Transitions occur at various points in our lives: coming to college, graduating, entering a marriage or long-term relationship,Continue reading “Purgatory, The Twilight Zone, or Grey Areas: Human Aversion to Transitional Periods”

Infusion Day

Went for infusion today. The nurses at the infusion center are really helpful! When this damnable evil attacked me, I was one of those people who 1) declared that Jesus would heal me 2) declared that Jesus would heal me through diet and supplements alone   and 3)after feeling horrific from weeks of my body being attackedContinue reading “Infusion Day”

Journey to healing

A personal reflection Days after Christmas 2019, I started having some crappy symptoms. Literally.  I noticed traces of blood when I used the restroom. Four years ago I had the same issue, and miraculously it cleared up when I incorporated more fiber into my diet and began my vegetarian journey.  So here I was, withContinue reading “Journey to healing”

Being A Black Woman: Dealing With the Pressure of “Being Strong”

Written by Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 5/21/21  There are many narratives and stereotypical concepts that have been placed specifically on Black women throughout history. The two most popular are “The Angry Black Woman” and “The Strong Black Woman” narratives that have been consistently reinforced through film, music, and other media outlets. The Strong Black WomanContinue reading “Being A Black Woman: Dealing With the Pressure of “Being Strong””

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”

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