It took me years of silently struggling with mental illness before I sought the help I needed. It was one of the hardest, but best, decisions I’ve ever made. I began attending therapy and learned that I had chronic depression and generalized anxiety. I was then referred to a psychiatrist to see if medication may […]
Vision boards are everywhere, in offices, workshops and countless Pinterest groups dedicated to them but what exactly is a vision board and how does it work? When I decided to put my own board together I ran into these questions and more. A vision board is basically a visual representation of goals you want to […]
Until recently, the causes of depression were much of an unknown, but as the science and technology of brain and behavior disorders advanced, we began to have a better understanding of the biological basis of mental illness. We know 100% that depression is a mental disorder. Mental disorders are no different from all the ailments that can […]
“I love you” seems like three simple words, but they can be the hardest to say. It can be hard to say them for many different reasons, for example it may make you feel vulnerable or you may worry how the other person will react. It’s always nice to hear someone say “I love you,” […]
Whether you are feeling lonely, working through rough patches, or stressing over what to get for your new boo -- Valentine’s Day can induce a lot of heartache...
We have all experienced rejection, right? I recall a particular moment my freshman year of high school during lunch. After expressing something I believed in, my normal posse of friends picked up their trays and trekked to a different lunch table. I was left all alone. I remember feeling completely secluded, embarrassed and exposed. Not […]
How music keeps me going through the darkest moments in my life.
A Self-care involves two main components: 1) What can I do to feel better for today? and 2) Who can I contact? Here are the steps to make an awesome self-care plan...
When someone you care about is having a rough time, what you say (or don't) can make a big difference.
I started off my adventures into community service by helping small, preschool age children make paper owls...