Depression and Free Time – The Importance of Building Your Own Schedule

I have Major Depressive Disorder, and man, free time is so hard for me to handle. When I’m at my internship with a list of set tasks to work on and a busy schedule of clients, paperwork, and meetings, I really thrive. My brain doesn’t have time to wander, I don’t have time to be […]

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I Quit My Job!

Whew, boy. What a relief! Well, kinda. As some of you may know, I’m in graduate school. I’m in the final semester of my Master’s degree which means I’m completing the required clinical internships before I graduate in May. So far, things have been very demanding because I’ve been working a full-time job, studying, completing […]

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Rambling thoughts on a Thursday

Ugh… It’s been a long, long couple of months. I finally got through the end of the semester by what feels like the skin of my teeth. I’m behind on my internship hours and feeling so exhausted and unaccomplished.. But is that me or the depression talking? Sorry, it’s been a long time since I’ve […]

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Update – Training Your Brain and Improving Concentration

This is an update to my last post, where I suggested 10 Ways to Train Your Brain to help get rid of brain fog and distraction. I said I’d post an update every day, and uh…. Obviously I haven’t been doing that. Sorry guys! Grad school has been kicking my butt lately. The good news […]

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How to Foster Better Concentration with this Daily Checklist

Have you ever felt like your mind was running 1 million miles per minute? Like your thoughts are hopping from one topic to another so fast that you can’t just stop and focus on one thing for 5 minutes? Hey, join the club! I don’t know if it’s my smartphone, my work (which requires constant […]

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Small victories

Despite having a pretty good weekend catching up with friends, I still woke up this morning feeling like I got zero break from work at all. I woke up on time, but dang was it hard to get myself out of the house. It was definitely one of those days when I didn’t think I […]

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FREE 30-Day Gratitude Journal

Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude can end up feeling more optimistic, more positive about their lives, and just happier in general.

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Wednesday Musings

I don’t have a deep or insightful article for you today. Just some thoughts on how challenging this degree is for me these days, now that I’m in my internship. I did the math today and discovered that I’m way further behind on my hours than I thought I was. Like, I’m 1/6th of the […]

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Resilience – A Personal Perspective

If you search “resilience” on Google, these are some of the things you’ll find: A dictionary definition of the word, stating that resilience is ” the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness,” or ” the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.” A Psychology Today resource that links to […]

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