Posts in Mental Health
Mental Health Hacks For When School Is Too Much

I almost always loved school. With a curious mind and a slight obsession with learning, school was usually extremely fun for me. Sure I struggled with some classes in high school ( aka: chemistry...ewww) but none of them were so hard that they seemed impossible. When I first went to college, same thing. It wasn’t until I had to take an upper level physiology class that I really started to feel the pressure. In all honesty, I’ve never had to work so hard to not fail a class as I did with that one. That moment right there should have been a sign that things were about to get pretty rough, and that is exactly how four years later I ended up burnt out, sick, and hating life. All because I had absolutely no stress management skills. The list below is one that I know will help you out when school in particular gets to be too damn much. 



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What Childhood Bullying Does to You in Later Life

We live in a world where almost every single person has become a victim of bullying whether they are four years or eighty years old. Bullies do these things to make themselves feel better because a lot of the time they have been through severe abuse or trauma themselves. Unfortunately, this is how the world works, people put others down to make themselves feel good. It is really sad to think that people who have hurt you have been hurt themselves, anger and hurt is all they understand but it can be very hard to forgive and forget what they put you through. 

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How 5 Days of Reading Poetry Can Transform Your Emotions

Mental health is a huge focus in 2019, and I’m sure will continue to be over the years to come. As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression since I was younger, I have found outlets in music, writing and all things art. I can sit at my laptop and write for hours or hang out by the pool with a book in hand until I’m the color of a lobster; mind you, I’m pale. Poetry has evoked a variety of emotions from me over the years and I have even tried my own hand at it,  at a reading. I had not planned to do so, but I was so evoked by all the other poets and emotions, I could not help myself. 

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How an Eastern Approach to Emptiness is Curing Depression and Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety for most of my life...and so has a huge portion of the rest of the population. Maybe fifty years ago it was taboo to admit to having these feelings and problems, but today it’s one of the biggest movements of the time. People are no longer brushing off depression and anxiety as something they have to ‘deal with’. Instead, they’ve come to see that it’s a journey--something you have to work at every single day. 

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