Protect Your Energy: Healing from Abuse & Becoming Your Best Self

Protect Your Energy: Healing from Abuse & Becoming Your Best Self

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.

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I'm fine... I don't need therapy, right?

I'm fine... I don't need therapy, right?

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.

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3 tips for better sleep

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.

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