Be Gentle With Yourself, You’re Doing The Best You Can

My boyfriend left me to shower this morning as he had things to get on with. As I stepped out the shower and dried myself I started to feel really anxious. We chowed down on pizza last night, a very late night snack, mine was a low fat option but I knew my body wouldn’t … Read moreBe Gentle With Yourself, You’re Doing The Best You Can

What I Want Others to Understand about Depression

The Issues with Depression Depression can be difficult to talk about and even more difficult to explain. Depression is different for everyone and challenging to deal with especially when the symptoms conflict with completing everyday tasks. It can be debilitating and paralyzing, prohibiting you from doing what you usually do on a daily basis. Understanding … Read moreWhat I Want Others to Understand about Depression

Benefits of Taking the Time and Relaxing after Work

Work, work, work! It seems that everyone these days just thinks about the professional aspect of their lives. Obviously, work is important, but when you think about it, if all you do on a daily basis is immerse yourself in your job, you won’t be only missing out on everything else that life has to … Read moreBenefits of Taking the Time and Relaxing after Work

How Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

Vacations with Tati In the first week of May, I visited my closest friend Tati in Syracuse. When I’m with Tati we go on adventures and I have the opportunity to try new daring things I would otherwise pass up.  This May I went jogging in six feet of water for the first time. I … Read moreHow Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

When my Depression Silences Me

The Cycle of Depressive Silence It’s been some time since I’ve seen symptoms of my depression. Recently, however, I couldn’t help but notice the old cycles of those symptoms reoccurring and reappearing. I’m sleeping for longer hours, isolating myself, feeling a great sense of irritation and hopelessness and lastly losing my sense of communication. Since … Read moreWhen my Depression Silences Me

The Positive Impact of a Beautiful Smile on Our Self-Esteem

We tend to underestimate the power of a smile. We have our neutral facial expression most of the time and perhaps we secretly admire people who smile often. When you think about it, a smile for no reason from a random stranger in the street makes us happier. It puts us in a better mood, … Read moreThe Positive Impact of a Beautiful Smile on Our Self-Esteem

Realizations: Tough Love Doesn’t Work for a Perfectionist

Perfectionism: Being Tough on Myself Since I was a little girl I’ve been a perfectionist. The way I colored in the lines or how my homework had to be neat all the time, showed how hard I was on myself to be my best and do my best. I was tough on myself at a … Read moreRealizations: Tough Love Doesn’t Work for a Perfectionist

Overcome Your Self-Doubts

We are our worst critics. Not only are we blind to our own qualities, but we always know which of our flaws hurt the most. That silent, but powerful sound of self-criticism and self-doubt is all too familiar. It keeps echoing in our minds, following every step we make and pointing out our own mistakes. … Read moreOvercome Your Self-Doubts