Personal Well-Being

Taboo Truths of the Holiday season

Navigating Differing beliefs, social pressures, & The Holiday Blues The holidays are not always the joyous time we’re told they should be. For many of us, the holiday season is fun and festive while also being stressful and chaotic. In this article, we explore the ways in which the holiday season affects our well-being, emotionally, …

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There’s a Pill for that

Taking medication to address anxiety, depression, trauma, or other related issues is still highly stigmatized. Let’s unpack why. Note: This article is only meant as an educational resource, not to provide clinical recommendations. According to a 2019 national survey, 16% of adults receiving some form of mental health treatment also received medication to improve their …

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The Intersection of Stress & Sex

 At the beginning of the pandemic, when many couples were quarantined at home together, there was talk of a potential “COVID baby boom” to be expected 9 months later. However, there was no baby boom. And here’s the reason why: “Two zebras won’t mate in front of a lion.” Translation: in the presence of a …

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Becoming Aware of The Emotional Pain-Body

The concept of the “pain-body” was first defined by Eckhart Tolle, a German-born spiritual teacher and popular author of “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth.” Tolle’s teachings have resonated with people across religions and geographic regions, as he translates and expounds upon spiritual ideas rooted in Eastern spiritual tradition.  As with all spiritual …

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How “Diet Culture” Distracts Us From a Culture of True Health

Whether you call it “diet culture,” or know it as one of it’s many alter egos and favorite buzzwords (things like “juice cleanses,” “skinny teas,” “detoxes,” “superfoods,” or “clean eating”), we all are aware of its existence.   Diet culture is the pervasive belief that appearance and body shape are more important than physical, psychological, …

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