Category: Be Positive

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Advocate for Yourself

It can be difficult to speak up for what we need, whether in our personal or professional lives.  Saying “no” can feel scary, and yet it can make a huge difference in setting good...

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Acknowledging the Good

We have talked about expressing and writing down gratitude plenty of times before. No matter how big and how small, being able to name anything positive can have an impact on your mental health...

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Building Resiliency

Building resiliency is an important part of life. Every day we face new challenges and stressors; from academic stressors to social dynamics and interpersonal conflicts. Resilience, defined by the Americal Psychological Association, refers to...

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Take a Walk in the Park

You may notice more people outside as the weather starts getting warmer and days get longer. There is something so refreshing about being able to walk outside for the first time without layers of...

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Spring is in the Air…

Winter can feel like it drags on forever, especially when it’s not your favorite time of year. The season is known for not only being not-so-popular, but one that’s harder on mental health given...

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Music and Mental Health

Whether I’m listening to Lil Baby and SZA, playing the djambe (African drums), or composing my own rap songs, I find that music is really important to me. But I never realized the impact...

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Challenging Negative Thoughts

Stop being so negative! Are these words familiar to you? Everyone has negative thoughts from time to time. Negative thinking is helpful when it protects us from dangerous situations or motivates us to complete...