It's easy to hide our shame and hurt in the shadows as we grow accustomed to wearing masks to convince others that we're "fine." All the while, we're carrying pasts of abuse, suicidal thoughts, and mental illness. But Ka'Lyn Banks-Coghill isn't silencing her pain any longer. Check out her interview about how she addresses her childhood trauma and leads a full life with mental illness.Read More
In 2012, I started graduate school to become a therapist. Within the first few weeks of navigating what seemed to be an endless parade of awkward mixers for faculty and students, I finally sat down with one of the few Black professors. She asked questions about my goals, gave advice, and then proceeded to ask more professional questions. Soon after, she inquired about my personal experience with therapy.Read More
Anxiety has a way of peeking it’s ugly little head into our lives when we least expect it. Whether you’re in a staff meeting or riding the bus home, you shouldn’t be left unprepared when anxiety arrives. So here are 3 things you can easily tuck into your purse to manage anxiety.Read More
In the midst of vision boards and New Year’s Resolutions, most people find themselves setting goals around career and weight loss. But what about things that aren’t as tangible, like mental health? Does it become less of a priority because we’re not sure how to “achieve” mental health?Read More
It doesn't matter if you're a night owl or an early bird. We all need restful sleep. With pressure to excel in school and the workplace, many find themselves burning the midnight oil to get ahead. The time you spend sending that last email or putting the final touches on a project can easily turn into a 3 hour project before you realize it. By the time your body finally winds down, you'll be awakened by the sound of your alarm clock and in desperate need of caffeine.
Try these 3 tips so that your cup of coffee is a treat for the week, not your only source of energy to get you through the day.Read More
For the past few months, there have been significant changes in my life. No matter how exciting these changes may be, transitions force me to slow down and readjust. With an upcoming birthday and blog anniversary, now is the perfect time to cleanse and prepare for a new year of opportunity and growth.Read More