Why to Practice Self-Care

Everyone gets stressed. Whether it be school, job, or relationship related stress, it affects us not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. A way to combat this stress is to practice effective self-care. No matter what may be going on with you right now, this holistic approach allows you to live a vital …

Let’s Talk About Social Media & Unhealthy Comparison

Social media is a great way to express yourself and to see how your peers are doing. It can expose you to different cultures, grow your connections, update you on life events, give you ideas, and allow you to communicate with old acquaintances without it being direct or awkward. Being said, one should try to …

The Effects of Tumblr on Mental Health

Tumblr can be a cathartic safe haven for people to vent about their struggles. It can help them realize that they are not alone. It can bring peace and relief but can also cause a counterintuitive cycle of spiraling deeper into depression.   Tumblr.com is a free blogging website that allows members to post whatever …

Mindfulness: The missing puzzle piece in today’s world

Mindfulness: The missing piece to happiness In today’s day and age, we are exposed to more information in one day, than an individual in the 50’s was in their entire lives. Kind of shocking isn’t it? Between checking our phones, watching television, or browsing the web on our computers, we are constantly distracted from being …

10 Ways to Improve Communication

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to have better conversations in your social life or get your ideas across better at work, here are some essential tips for learning to communicate more effectively.   Watch …

The Positive Effects of Setting Realistic Goals on Self-Esteem and Mood Disorders

Setting goals gives you a sense of control over your life, which is particularly helpful when you are depressed or feeling overwhelmed by life’s stressors. Goals provide you with focus and direction and help clarify your values. Setting realistic goals promotes a sense of achievement and efficacy when you succeed, which positively impacts your self-esteem …

The Power of Self-Compassion

Many individuals avoid engaging self-compassion because of the fear of being “too easy” on oneself or giving oneself an excuse to continue engaging in destructive behavior. Unfortunately, this often leads to constant self-criticism and negativity, which creates a faux sense of productivity and does not motivate one to action. The truth is that self-criticism does …