Our thoughts can define how we view a situation. There are many ways of thinking and sometimes those thoughts can be a hinderance to our day to day lives. When our thoughts convince us something that is false, that means that our thoughts are distorted. Cognitive distortions are inaccurate thoughts that are used to reinforce … Continue reading What Are Cognitive Distortions?
Knowing when a friend is going through hard times can be difficult to navigate. We may fear of saying the wrong thing or come off as being nosy, but a lot of the time the friend will appreciate you thinking of them and being supportive. Even if the friend does not respond or does not … Continue reading 10 Ways You Can Check In With a Friend
When I think of a female athlete, I think of a strong woman. I think of a woman that has paved the way and pushed her body to the extreme. I think about the strength and discipline that it takes to be a female athlete. Think about it, most female athletes will continue to push … Continue reading You Run Like a Girl
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin' What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud He opens his mouth, but the words won't come … Continue reading It Isn’t All In Your Head
Suicide. Even the word can be difficult to say out loud, but it still needs to be talked about. Talking about mental health in general is a pretty sensitive and often uncomfortable subject. When someone brings up the idea of wanting to end their life, it could cause a lot of people to not know … Continue reading Suicide, We Need to Talk About It
Although mental health is being spoken about more and more, it is still something that is stigmatized or taboo to speak about. There is still an idea that therapy is for people who have problems, or are 'crazy,' and that's not the case. Therapy can be for anyone who is wanting to seek help or … Continue reading Who Goes to Therapy?
It's Monday and you have tests to prep for, projects to create, an essay to write, and dinner plans to schedule for the week. That sounds stressful. Whether we are students, artists, athletes, or entrepreneurs, we all have things to do. It may seem like we have a million things that we have to juggle … Continue reading Tips on Time Management
'What are you?' 'You are so exotic.' 'What race are you?' These questions are all very typical towards those who may not identify with just one race. Even from a young age, those who are bi-racial or mixed race, may already know that they are different from those who are one race. Different factors come … Continue reading Why Racial Identity is Important
Mindfulness...the term gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean? For many mindfulness usually brings up an image of someone meditating in a quiet room, but being mindful is so much more than meditation. Let's start with the definition of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present and aware of where … Continue reading How to Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life
Life is stressful in general. Sometimes stress is inevitable, but that does not mean that we aren't able to cope with it. Stress is how your brain responds to any demand. It can come from school, work, relationships, sports, or major life changes. The consequences of stress can effect us emotionally, physically, cognitively, and behaviorally. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Reduce Stress