goals, Relationships, self-esteem

This Is Who I Am: Remaining True to Yourself

new_years_resolutions_listIt’s resolution time! While some may be making commitments to lose weight or eat a more balanced meal, Natasha suggests working towards being more of your authentic self. While this is certainly a struggle for all people, it is not unattainable. Natasha explores how we can remain our authentic selves in a world where we are judged daily on our appearance and how we express ourselves.

Continue reading “This Is Who I Am: Remaining True to Yourself”

Advertisements
Communication Skills, goals, Relationships, Social Skills, Wellness

Gratitude and Your Health

Image result for giving thanksThanksgiving is almost here, and we know this is the season for giving thanks. Tunde shares the benefits of expressing gratitude during other parts of the year. The positive effects that he outlines may surprise you!

Continue reading “Gratitude and Your Health”

goals, Relationships, Sadness, self-esteem, Wellness, Women, written by Kim Openo

Perfection or Happiness? You’d be surprised at which one women are choosing…

download (1)Today, women are so ridden with responsibilities, worries, self-esteem, and getting everything done– all while trying to take care of themselves. Kim discusses the reasons behind why women are unhappier now than they were 40 years ago. She also dives into ways that you can combat perfectionism and lead a healthy life.
Continue reading “Perfection or Happiness? You’d be surprised at which one women are choosing…”

Anger, Depression, Forgiveness, Relationships, self-esteem, Wellness, written by Kim Openo

The Power of Forgiveness

Everyone has been faced with some sort of painful situation that has resulted in anger, sadness, rage, and guilt. Kim discusses some powerful reasons as to why you should forgive the person that has wronged you. Here’s a hint: The forgiveness is for YOU– not the other person!
forgiveness Continue reading “The Power of Forgiveness”

Mental Illness Stigma, Relationships, Sadness, written by Kim Openo

Dangers of Denial – The Reality of Mental Illness Stigma and How We Can Help Change This

We have seen how mental illness has been portrayed by the media: that anyone with a mental illness is dangerous. Certainly, denial-edit21if you or someone you know has a mental illness, you know that this is simply not true. Kim discusses how mental illness is no different than an illness like Diabetes and that denial could be life-threatening. Here, she lists different ways we can go about ending the mental illness stigma.
Continue reading “Dangers of Denial – The Reality of Mental Illness Stigma and How We Can Help Change This”

Depression, Family, Relationships, Sadness, self-esteem, written by Erlese Caruth

When Things Fall Apart

mental-illness-unemploymentWe all know that sunken feeling, in the pit of our stomach, that we get when a sound or an image reminds of a time when we fell apart– whether it be someone shouting loudly, a scene on TV, or the smell of smoke. For Erlese, it was the sounds of sirens. She discusses how you can push beyond those moments of falling apart and allow yourself to see the silver lining.
Continue reading “When Things Fall Apart”

Anger, Relationships, self-esteem, written by Kim Openo

Is Being Vulnerable a Weakness?

stock-footage-african-man-and-woman-expressing-emotionsWhy does vulnerability and showing emotion make us feel so weak? It’s so difficult to allow our emotions to show out of fear that we will become mocked or laughed at. Kim provides several reasons and scenarios that not only prove that showing emotion is a strength, but also how this makes a person more stable and better off than someone who doesn’t show emotion!
Continue reading “Is Being Vulnerable a Weakness?”