It’s National Coming Out Day Today!

Hello! For those of you who aren’t aware, today is National Coming Out Day. I want to take some time out of my rough (even though it hasn’t been that bad of a day) day to express my thoughts on today. Today can mean a lot to different people. I’m sure for some it’s irrelevant … Read more

Checklist: 7 steps to happiness

Can you remember the last time you were truly happy? We’re not talking about a relaxing Thursday night or a time you did well at work; but a point in your life where you felt truly content with yourself. It is hard not to fall into the traps of negativity and the routine life throws … Read more

Focus on mental health

Just last week another local teenager took his own life. He was in the ninth grade. Suicide is not a joke and, unfortunately, it is not overly discussed. It is real. It takes the lives of many people every single day. Suicide knows no gender, race, or profession. It does not discriminate and it cannot … Read more

These 8 ways will help you discover greater happiness in your life

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi Behavioural psychologists often deliberate on ways to create a happy society. Personal development articles and books offer the secrets to happiness and I am no exception. Some people conclude that money plays a role in the … Read more

6 Steps to make happiness stick

It’s easy to agree on the fact that we all want happiness in our lives. It’s more difficult to agree on what exactly it is and how to get it. This is something that could be holding your very own happiness back. You know you want to be happy and you know it’s important for … Read more

Minimalism 101: Habit-building strategies to minimize desire and consumption

Many people who call themselves minimalists begin their journey into owning less (and consuming less!) through a massive decluttering purge or a drastic lifestyle change such as moving into a tiny home. But for me, purging my closet every couple years and keeping the house organized was never the issue. My parents were neat freaks … Read more

Psychological impacts of natural disasters on youth

Research examines how a new criterion for studying post-traumatic stress disorder better suited for children exposed to a natural disaster Children’s mental state plays an important factor in their developmental growth. After recent storms devastated parts of the U.S. — Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida and the Caribbean and Hurricane Maria in … Read more

Lets Talk: Irony Laced Ignorance

Sooo…it’s happening again. People are outraged at the protesting of the  U.S. National Anthem. I’ve read articles about people video taping (is that still a relevant phrase?) themselves burning jerseys and season tickets that they bought…and I can’t help but think of how all this proves is their ignorance of what’s really going on in … Read more

Grieving a Lost Parent: My Journey of Grief after my Mother’s Death

I was browsing on Twitter last night, and I came across someone who just lost their mother in June. She was searching for a support group to help her cope with her loss. I offered her my support, but it really got me thinking about what it was like to grieve for the loss of … Read more

Treating insomnia can avert depression

Mental health problems, including psychotic experiences, could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed. A new study found that people who had undertaken a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) designed to treat insomnia not only found that their sleep improved, but also experienced reduced paranoia and fewer hallucinations, as … Read more