When I was 9 years old, in the late 90’s, I was obsessed with The Beatles. I listened to their albums every night on my CD player as I fell asleep. Yes, my CD player. While at a flee market with my family, I found the most incredible pair of rose-colored Windsor glasses. These are... Continue Reading →
Take Care of Yourself
I was raised in a family and culture that encouraged selflessness. On this side of the fence, it was better to be there for others rather than prioritizing myself. Growing up, I lived up to these standards, but there was a point in my life where I said, “I need to take care of myself... Continue Reading →
How do you take care of yourself and show yourself love?
What do you do to look after yourself? Taking care of ourselves is sometimes easier said than done. Why is it so hard, if it is so important to make sure we take good care of our body, mind, and soul? If we learn how to eat healthy foods, learn how to reduce stress, and... Continue Reading →
Mental Health Awareness Month
While April showers bring May flowers, May also brings Mental Health Awareness Month! This is not only an extremely important month for mental health professionals, but also for humankind as well. In fact, 1 in 5 (that is about 43.8 million) Americans experience struggles with mental illness every year. It makes it highly likely that... Continue Reading →
Yoga and Self-Care
Have you ever wondered how people incorporate yoga into their everyday life? A lot of it has to do with simply breathing. Yup, you read correctly. Trying to find the balance between school, work, relationships, family, religion, and so much more which applies to everyday life can result in burnout. Sometimes self-care needs more than... Continue Reading →
Burnout is the state of mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion due to prolonged and excessive stress. There a multitude of emotions associated with feeling burnout, the primary ones include feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. People are constantly coming up with different ways to avoid feeling burnt out. If I were... Continue Reading →
Exercise is Self-Care
Why is it that although we know exercise is good for us, we don't do it more often? Plenty of research has shown that regular physical activity improves every aspect of our health. Physical activities can help manage stress, improve mood, and decrease cardiovascular risk. Why is it that some people are more committed to... Continue Reading →
El ejercicio es una forma de cuidado personal
¿Por qué, aunque sabemos que el ejercicio es bueno para nosotros, no lo hacemos con más frecuencia? Numerosas investigaciones han demostrado que la actividad física regular mejora todos los aspectos de nuestra salud. Las actividades físicas pueden ayudar a controlar el estrés, mejorar el estado de ánimo y disminuir el riesgo cardiovascular. ¿Por qué algunas... Continue Reading →
Sleep and Your Mental Health!
According to Harvard Medical School (2019), “Chronic sleep problems affect 50% to 80% of patients in a typical psychiatric practice, compared with 10% to 18% of adults in the general U.S. population.” Based on this statistic alone, there is a major correlation between sleep and your mental health. Those who identify as being challenged with... Continue Reading →