Personal Well-Being

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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Hot Take: Are Millennials the “Wellness Generation”?

In 2014, SHRM (The Society for Human Resources Management) reported that millennials — people born between 1981 and 1996 — were the most receptive to wellness outreach efforts.  Believe it or not, 2014 was 8 years ago. 🤯  A Sanford Health article from 2018 called millennials “The Wellness Generation,” pointing to a study where millennials ranked health and …

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Standing at the Intersection of Your Work & Your Identity

We all show up to work as more than just our professional title. This means some of us show up to work as mothers, as women, or as women of color. Some of us show up as fathers, brothers, men of color. We show up to work with our different religious and spiritual backgrounds, our …

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2 Steps to Finally Escape the Burnout Cycle

Burnout. It’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot lately, followed by lists of “self-care ideas” like taking a long walk, a day off work, or a bubble bath. But what if burnout is actually a cycle that will continue repeating itself, no matter how many face masks you do or PTO days you take? …

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