How To Eat Healthy In Grad School: My Healthy Grad School Grocery List

Confession: I love school! Since graduating from college, I’ve missed going to lectures, hitting up the library, and having late-night study sessions with friends. But, one thing I don’t miss from college? THE FOOD. Now that I have my own kitchen (and a slightly larger budget, though not by much), you won’t catch me hitting … Continue reading How To Eat Healthy In Grad School: My Healthy Grad School Grocery List

Best Wellness Products 2021: Five Products To Help You Get Healthier

*This blog post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog! Wellness (n.) A state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of illness or disease. The World Health Organization If you are not sick, that does not automatically mean you are well. That’s because “wellness” is a three-pronged concept: … Continue reading Best Wellness Products 2021: Five Products To Help You Get Healthier

Does Trauma Cause Memory Loss? Why We Don’t Always Remember The Details Of Trauma

When Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford stepped before Congress to testify against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she called her traumatic memories “indelible in the hippocampus.” It was a moment indelible in my hippocampus, because it rang both so true and so false to me as a trauma survivor. Traumatic memories can feel as if they are burned into … Continue reading Does Trauma Cause Memory Loss? Why We Don’t Always Remember The Details Of Trauma

How To Become A Social Worker Without Qualifications: My Pivot From Communications Major To MSW Student

If you want proof that you can earn an MSW without an undergraduate degree in Social Work, look no further. Ever since high school, I had thought I knew what I wanted to do with my life. So, I majored in Communications at Boston University. Then I went through a life-altering traumatic experience that changed … Continue reading How To Become A Social Worker Without Qualifications: My Pivot From Communications Major To MSW Student

How Do I Commit To A Healthy Lifestyle? The Science Behind Forming Healthy Habits

*This blog post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting my blog! If you are struggling to commit to a healthy lifestyle, I feel you. I’ve been there. Depression and anxiety have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Ultimately, I’m grateful for it, since it’s what inspired me … Continue reading How Do I Commit To A Healthy Lifestyle? The Science Behind Forming Healthy Habits

Your Productivity Does Not Equal Your Worth: Separating Productivity From Self-Esteem

We live in a meritocratic society that loves to hand out accolades, literal and metaphorical, for how much we get done. Living with mental illness in such a society can be painful, not least of all because it limits our ability to focus and be productive. The symptoms of depression and anxiety include impaired concentration … Continue reading Your Productivity Does Not Equal Your Worth: Separating Productivity From Self-Esteem

Three Natural Remedies For Anxiety: Alternatives To Antidepressants

I am not against antidepressants, nor do I believe they are right for everyone. Some people can’t take antidepressants, and some people simply don’t want to. Both of these reasons are valid. As mental healthcare professionals, we need to respect them. Even if you do take antidepressants, you can’t rely exclusively on medication to do … Continue reading Three Natural Remedies For Anxiety: Alternatives To Antidepressants