Growing Up With Anxiety

Growing Up With Anxiety

I used to think that being anxious was just a part of my personality, that it was a flaw in who I was and I would never be able to get away from it. I thought I would eventually grow out of it, but it never happened. It wasn't until I came to college that [...]

Reflecting on This Summer

Reflecting on This Summer

Looking back, this summer has been a good one. It was definitely a learning experience, where I found out more about myself and what's important to me, as well as learning what I need to improve on. First, this summer helped me learn more about being a *real* adult. I bought my first car, and [...]

Learning to Find That Healthy Balance

Learning to Find That Healthy Balance

My relationship with food has been on the rocks for a while. It's no surprise either, when you see all the pressure on social media, on T.V. and in advertisements to look a certain way, especially when you're a teenager. Something else that didn't help: I was a cross-country and track runner in high school, [...]

The Importance of Staying Positive

The Importance of Staying Positive

Having a positive mindset is more important than you might think. When I was younger, I didn’t really buy into it. My parents were always telling me though how changing your outlook on life can be a huge game changer. I wasn’t quite convinced until I was in high school, and I realized that, yeah, [...]

Managing Stress and Anxiety in College

College is basically a four-year transition to real life, and that means more stress. Managing anxiety or stress while being a college student can be hard because you're still learning how to take care of yourself mentally. There's also a difference between anxiety and stress, although you can have them both (as it often happens, [...]