Mental Health Stigma on College Campuses

A typical college experience comes with plenty of challenges, such as tricky roommates, finding tasty food in the cafeteria, waking up for class, or finding a reliable study buddy. The challenges don’t end there – many situations are new ones for students and therefore difficult in their own right, but being far from home, depending […] Read More

The Importance of Taking Breaks

For so many people, work weeks are filled with endless conference calls, meetings and tight deadlines. Pressure to meet and exceed expectations often results in working lunches, early mornings and late nights. Eighty-three percent of respondents in a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, said that “they spent no time during the day relaxing or thinking. […] Read More

Kids and Families Coping with Disaster

Disasters raise hard questions for children (and grownups, too). Before, during and after the event, even kids far away ask “How can I be sure that this won’t happen to me or to my parents? Why? What can I do?” When grownups live through or witness violent manmade or natural events, they often cannot come […] Read More

The Effects of Sugar on Your Mental Health

In recent health news, there has been buzz about the effects of sugar intake on mental health. This is not necessarily a new concept, but is receiving attention and scientific research recently. There is a growing body of evidence that links higher sugar consumption with major depressive disorder among other health issues. It is one […] Read More

Following Your Dreams

I am a full-time freelance writer. I knew I wanted to write from the time I was eleven, but I had no idea what freelancing was. I had no intention of ever working in journalism, or writing non-fiction. I wrote a “what I’ll be when I grow up” essay in seventh grade insisting I’d have […] Read More

How to Beat Back to School Stress

The transition back into the academic year is often a bittersweet time for many. For kids and college students, it signifies the end of flexible schedules for traveling, sleeping in or earning some money and work experience. Yet, it also means you’ll be reunited with friends and, thus, with all the social commitments that come […] Read More

How to Manage Major Life Transitions

Are you the type of person that thrives on change, adventure and the possibility of something new and exciting? Or are you comfortable with the status quo, keeping life as simple and routine as possible? No matter which personality suits you best, both types of people encounter major transitions throughout the course of their lives. […] Read More

Moods and Mood Disorders

When you think of moods, what first comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the trendy mood rings in the 90’s, or some major names in the media like, Kanye West. Perhaps, you can hear your significant other uttering, “She’s moody – it must be that time of the month, again.”  Imaginably, you think of the seasons, […] Read More

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