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Mindful Moments: The Transformative Power of Self-Compassion in Mental Health

In the relentless pace of our lives, it's easy to neglect the importance of self-compassion in the realm of mental health. While awareness campaigns often focus on understanding and supporting others, it's equally crucial to turn our attention inward and explore the profound impact that self-compassion can have on our mental well-being. Self-compassion is more than a fleeting moment of...[ read more ]

The Power of Self-Compassion: Nurturing Mental Health Through Kindness

Self-compassion is a powerful practice that can transform the way we relate to ourselves and nurture our mental health. This blog post explores the concept of self-compassion, its importance in promoting mental well-being, and practical strategies for cultivating a kinder and more compassionate relationship with ourselves. Understanding Self-Compassion: This section delves into the concept of self-compassion and what it truly...[ read more ]

Recharging Your Inner Batteries: The Vitality of Taking a Break and Prioritizing Self-Care

In our fast-paced and demanding world, taking a break and prioritizing self-care are essential for maintaining our mental well-being. This blog post explores the importance of carving out time for rest and rejuvenation, highlighting the benefits of self-care practices and offering insights into how taking breaks can replenish our energy, enhance productivity, and foster a healthier and happier life. Taking...[ read more ]

Breaking the Stigma: Talking About Mental Health

The stigma surrounding mental health can prevent individuals from seeking help and support when they need it most. Breaking the stigma requires advocacy, empathy, and a willingness to listen and offer support to those who are struggling. Building a support network of friends, family, or mental health professionals who can offer encouragement and guidance is an important step in breaking...[ read more ]

Coping with Anxiety: Strategies for Managing Symptoms

Anxiety can be a challenging mental health condition to manage, but there are many strategies that can help alleviate symptoms. Mindfulness meditation can help calm racing thoughts and bring a sense of calm and focus to the present moment. Stress management techniques, such as exercise, deep breathing, and visualization, can also help reduce anxiety. Self-compassion is an important practice for...[ read more ]

Cultivating Resilience: Navigating the New Year with Mindful Self-Compassion

As we embark on a new year, the canvas of possibilities unfolds before us. Amidst the anticipation of fresh beginnings, it is crucial to prioritize mental health, and one profound avenue for doing so is through the practice of mindful self-compassion. In this blog post, we explore the transformative power of cultivating resilience and nurturing our mental well-being through the...[ 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 ]

Domestic Abuse in Quarantine

In my last blog post, I focused on the rise of domestic abuse cases due to COVID-19. However, I wanted to be able to also expand everyone's knowledge of what domestic abuse looks like in real life and highlight someone who took this experience and changed her life around. Below is a Ted Talk from Marie Hanson, a domestic abuse...[ read more ]

Domestic Abuse During Quarantine

Every minute  20 people in the US become a victim of domestic abuse (ncadv.org). Now imagine how these numbers must have increased due to millions of people all over the world being affected by today’s pandemic. New York City saw a 10% increase in domestic abuse cases, Jefferson, Alabama had an approximate increase of 25.5%, and Oregon and Texas both...[ 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 ]



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