What is Trauma

This week we have focused on trauma. In this blog post, I want to direct our attention to this video by The School of life "What Is "Trauma" - and How to Cope With It". This video gives a semi-detailed explanation of how trauma is created and how to overcome it. Though watching this video won't magically help existing mental...[ read more ]

How to Prevent Burnout (3 Part Series)

This is the second part of a three-part series about Burnout. In this action, you will read about my own tips on how I'm able to prevent burnout in my own life whilst also juggling being a full-time student, a part-time intern, and a part time assistant researcher. With multiple stressors that come with the closing of the year, it...[ read more ]

What is Burnout? (3 part Series)

This week I would like to shed light on a worldwide phenomenon known as Burnout. Many of us may have experienced it and may not even have realized what we were going through has a name. Help Guide defines Burnout as  “...a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel...[ read more ]

Mental Health During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is an amazing time for families to come together and reflect on the past year. However, much like any holiday time a lot of interpersonal anxiety and stress happens during this time period. But there are many ways to combat this stress and give yourself a “mental health check”.  Mental health checks allow for people to check in on...[ read more ]

How to be Thankful for Yourself

As the holiday season begins to roll around, specifically Thanksgiving, many of us all across the United States will take time to reflect on what and who we are thankful for. This could be loved ones, family members, friends, and even mentors. However, many people during this time forget all the hardships they have faced and overcame this past year....[ read more ]

Group Identity and Political Partisanship pt.2

In my previous blog post, I talked about the recent election that has exasperated this country’s self-concept and group concept, and how these two theories work together to cause distress and division within the United States. In this post, I want to focus on political partisanship on how this relates back to the two theories I mentioned in the other...[ read more ]

Group Identity and Political Partisanship pt.1

On November 3rd, 2020, and the days that followed we have all become apart of our nation’s history. With President-elect Joe Biden with an astounding 77,926,591 votes and counting and President Trump with 72,612,622 votes. In this election, we have seen voter turnout reach numbers never before seen. With Biden now surpassing President Obama in most votes received in our...[ read more ]

Crash Course in Empathy

In my last post, I talked about the realities of Telehealth learning and the need for everyone as a whole to show empathy to others. Due to this, I wanted to talk a little bit about empathy and why we should all practice being empathetic.  In the 5th October issue released by the Australian Psychological Association, Dr. Adam Gerace describes...[ read more ]

The Reality of Tele-learning and How it’s Hurting our Students

For all of my academic career, I have been going to classes, interacting with my faculty and peers, and have always been able to actively participate in any clubs and activities put on by my school or University. However, due to COVID-19, this is sadly no longer the reality for many students. Now students as young as five years old...[ read more ]

Your 2020 Shift List

Happy New Year!  As we journey through the month of January, there are countless people talking about New Year's Resolutions, a word of the year, goals for 2020, etc.  And those things are all great and if they work for you, that's fantastic!  Today, however, I would like to share with you a slightly different twist on the concept of...[ read more ]

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