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Finding Your Purpose

From the second we enter the world, we are continuously searching for a reason, a “why?” or in other words, a purpose. In the beginning of our lives, we just wanted to understand our surroundings. From questioning where babies come from to wondering why we have to go to school every morning, we just wanted insight on why things were the way they were. As our lives progress and we graduate further into adulthood, we...

Freedom For the “New You”

As we enter the New Year, we tend to always have thoughts of what we can change or how we can recover from the mistakes we may have made last year. Most times, this motivates us to formulate New Year Resolutions. These are meant to guide us in our growth throughout the year. Creating these resolutions can actually help because we find ourselves making better choices and becoming an elevated version of ourselves as the...

How What You Eat Can Affect Your Mood

Have you ever been laying in your disheveled room, stress eating a bag of Sour Patch Kids for the fifth time that week and just felt… even worse? Aside from that extremely specific example, many of us have experienced a similar situation and wondered why the phrase “comfort food” existed, considering we aren’t being comforted at all! This is because the type of food we eat is directly linked to how we feel—both physically and...

5 Tips to Avoid Mental Burnout

As women, we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. From the time we’re little girls, a doll is placed into our hands. From that moment on, we become caretakers. We eventually enter womanhood where we’re slapped with the social construct of being “Superwomen” and instructed to “Lean In” with the hopes and aspirations of having it all! The result? Mental, physical and emotional burnout! Have you ever been in burnout mode? I...

Therapists Need Therapy

Self-Disclosure #1: I’m a therapist who has been depressed Mental health issues, like any other health issue, affect everyone. It’s not particularly selective about who it chooses to affect, nor does it give you a time frame of how long the effects will last. I won’t get into the details of what caused my depression, because quite frankly, it’s irrelevant. Depression can be caused by numerous reasons, and what may cause depression in me, will...