How to Survive Finals Week

Instead of setting aside time to take a shower, I tell myself that other things are more important. However, when I take a deep breath and slow down, I always remember that bathing makes me feel better, refreshing my body and my mind.

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Self-Care Challenge 1: Personal Hygiene

Exciting News! Health Storylines has chosen me to be a brand ambassador for their Self Care Challenge initiative! Being a brand ambassador means that I will be posting self-care challenges. I’m super excited about this first challenge because it’s all about personal hygiene! To follow along with me, make sure to set up a free […]

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Reframing Negative Thoughts Changed My Life

When I first learned about reframing negative thoughts, I rolled my eyes. It sounded like just another person telling me to “be positive.” Every time someone told me “to look on the bright side,” I pressed my lips together and imagined throwing my cell phone at their head.

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4 Ways to Stop Sorry Syndrome

Is this something you really need to apologize for? Is it possible that you are just grateful that they understand and accept you? That is nothing to be sorry for. In this case, you should thank them for understanding, rather than apologize.

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5 Ways to Help Someone Through a Panic Attack

I tend to talk a lot about what people do wrong when it comes to talking about the mental illness community. The negative tends to stick out in my head because I remember being offended, whereas I don’t remember when things run smoothly. The green flag is much easier to miss than the red flag. […]

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10 Coping Skills to Use Everyday

1. Do breathing exercises: Breathe in deeply, expanding your belly, not your chest. Count 1…2…3…4, and then hold your breath for a moment. Let it out slowly through a thin opening in your lips, and count 5…6…7…8. Repeat as many times as you like. 2. Color. 3. Use a back massager or get someone to massage […]

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