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The Power of “Both/And”

How often have we found ourselves saying “either…or”? Either I support this person or take care of myself Either I feel grief or relief Either I succeed or fail When we find ourselves caught...

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Putting Yourself First

Has anyone ever felt like friends or family are burdening you with things you may not be prepared to deal with? I feel like this quite frequently- whether it be a close friend or...

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Fight, Flight, Fawn, and Freeze

Most people know the phrase “fight or flight response”. I never knew there were other reactions tied to how people handle situations. Two others that I have recently come to understand are fawn and...

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Stepping into Spring Goals

When the weather gets warmer, my heart yearns to be outside. So, last month I made it happen. I saw a fundraiser on social media at the beginning of April. It was a 100-mile...

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The South Asian Sexual and Mental Health Alliance

For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, we wanted to highlight the South Asian Sexual and Mental Health Alliance (SASMHA) today. The organization was developed to specifically provide resources and fight the cultural...

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Music, Social Media, and Image

Music is an extension of ourselves and a way to not only express but figure out our identity. Studies have shown that adolescents listen to more music than any other age group and use it to help shape their...

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Monthly Mental Health Quote

I wanted to share my monthly mental health quote. I like to pick different quotes and inspirational sayings and make them my “mantra” for a month. They help remind me what I am dealing...

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A Distant Notion

Most Americans are familiar with the saying, “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.” Many can attest to its truth as well.   My girlfriend recently returned to her home state to visit her family...