My Favorite Songs About Mental Health – Part 1

You wouldn’t peg many modern songs as promoting good mental health, or sending messages specifically about the mental health field. But as I learn more about the field and the infinite ways positive and negative thinking patterns intersect with real life, I’ve started to find just these messages in all sorts of music. So, with […]

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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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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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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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5 Ways a Weekly Planner Helps Your Mental Health

Writing in a daily or weekly planner helps you get a bird’s eye view of your day, which helps reduce stress by improving your time management skills. How this works is simple: If you know you’ve got an assignment due on Friday, then you can consciously schedule your time and spread out that work throughout […]

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I’m learning how to use Etsy… And improving my mental health.

Okay. So I used to have an Etsy shop years ago, when I had cancer and had literally nothing else to do besides make crafts. It didn’t do so well then due to (what I’m guessing) was a lack of marketing, a lack of market research, and a complete lack of ability to take a […]

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How to get your steps in at an office job

I don’t know about you guys, but I work an 8 to 5 desk job that isn’t really conducive to getting in my 10,000 steps a day. Especially during the last two months my company has been extremely busy, meaning that most days I can go 2 or 3 hours straight without leaving my chair.

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