How to Overcome Relationship Anxiety

“We broke up because they’re a commitment-phobe.” “Everything was great, except that we weren’t ready to take our relationship to the next level.” “I really like them, but I’m not sure I can commit.” Getting serious about a relationship can cause anxiety at almost any stage—from going steady to saying “I Love You”, to moving […] Read More

The Importance of a Night Routine

The sweet, calming smell of lavender fills the room. Small, gentle stretches on a yoga mat provide a sense of serenity. The easy 1,2,3 nightly routine of teeth brushing, bathing, and reading a book allow for a night of easy, peaceful sleep. Doesn’t this sound relaxing? This could be a reality for you every night. […] Read More

Making Peace with Jealousy

Jealousy is a natural human emotion and is often incited at the most inconvenient of times. It is frequently unavoidable given that it usually springs up without warning. Nobody pencils into their calendar, “I plan to be jealous of X today,” but the reality is that this emotion can hold tremendous power over us if […] Read More

Healthy Ways of Dealing with Unrequited Love

This extremely painful scenario has happened to almost everyone: you love someone so much and they don’t love you back. This can feel extremely devastating and difficult. The other person may or may not even be aware that you have romantic feelings for them, or they may have openly rejected you. According to social psychologist […] Read More

Eating Disorders: Fact vs. Fiction

Eating disorders are frequently misunderstood and underestimated in contemporary society. If you were in grade school in the early 2000s like I was, you probably grew up watching Lifetime movies and reading YA paperbacks that formed your opinion about what eating disorders were. Particularly in that time period, when reported eating disorders were on the rise, […] Read More

Mental Health Awareness in Grade Schools

Where do grade school students learn about mental health and the importance of taking care of the mind? Unfortunately, there is no class titled “Mental Health Awareness” alongside the mathematics, literature, and science courses in a grade school curriculum. The closest class to this is a health class, but mental health is typically confined to […] Read More

Body Positivity Movement

A podcast called “She’s All Fat” uses the tagline: “Body positivity, radical self-love, and chill vibes only.” In my opinion, this is the perfect way to describe both the podcast (hosted by two fabulous, hilarious, and brilliant self identified “fatties,” Sophie and April, who discuss the intersection of body positivity and current events) and the […] Read More

Bringing More Kindness In To Work

This week is international kindness week, and there’s one place that kindness is often overlooked: the office. While we are at work, we are often more concerned with productivity than satisfaction, and professionalism that often translates to a decrease in personalization. According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, happiness can increase productivity by […] Read More

Importance of Platonic Love

Love. As the old saying goes, it makes the world go ‘round. There are entire movie, book and music genres built upon the concept of love, complete with relationships gone awry and the happily-ever-after endings. Valentine’s Day itself is considered a holiday to celebrate love. However, all of these refer to romantic love, when there […] Read More

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