How to Use The 5 Senses Exercise to Cope With Anxiety and Panic

How to Use The 5 Senses Exercise to Cope With Anxiety and Panic

What is anxiety? Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Anxiety typically involves intense, uncontrollable terror or dread. Additional symptoms may include increased heartbeat, sweating, shortness of breath, muscle tension, racing thoughts, and stomach ache. Chronic symptoms can interfere with activities of daily living, work performance, and [...]

Training for a Half Marathon: What NOT To Do

Training for a Half Marathon: What NOT To Do

Completing the 2019 Philadelphia Half Marathon is one of my greatest accomplishments. The race took place on a chilly November morning, but the bike ride from my apartment to the event site filled my body with warmth. At the starting line, I observed the nervous, excited energy of myself and the other runners as we [...]

Suicide Prevention: Fact or Fiction

Suicide Prevention: Fact or Fiction

Each year, September brings a slight chill to Pennsylvania, generating anticipation for changing leaves, crisp air, bulky sweaters, and hot apple cider. It also brings a deeper sense of purpose and passion to those acknowledging September as National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, individuals around the world work together to spread suicide prevention awareness. Suicide [...]

Conquering Your Inner Critic: 7 Ways to Overcome Negative Thinking

Conquering Your Inner Critic: 7 Ways to Overcome Negative Thinking

I'm not worth it. There's no use. I can't do it. I'll never follow through. People won't like me. Others are better than I am. I am not enough. I must be perfect. I am a failure. The world is evil. All people are bad. If these phrases sound similar to your thoughts, you may [...]

Superfoods: What They Are and Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet

Superfoods: What They Are and Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet

It can be easy to dismiss the impact that food has on our bodies, but mindful eating has taught me that unbalanced eating can lead to my feeling sluggish, tired, and unmotivated. When I eat balanced meals, I find that my tummy suffers less bloating and discomfort, my skin becomes clearer, and I have enough [...]

HighOh Washable Cloth Pads: Are They Worth It?

HighOh Washable Cloth Pads: Are They Worth It?

High ho..... High ho.... It's off to........ making some great attempts to make my menstrual cycle more comfortable and an overall more enjoyable experience. I love learning new ways to make my life healthier and easier. I have become increasingly passionate about everyday comfort, investing in reusable products, and educating myself on what I put [...]

13 Simple Ways to Help Fight For Racial Equality

13 Simple Ways to Help Fight For Racial Equality

When we look at all of the social justice problems that riddle the world, it can be easy to fall into feelings of helplessness. The plague of institutional racism has been persistent, despite efforts of peaceful protesting and advocacy that gained traction in 1955. Dr. Martin Luther King led peaceful protests and demonstrations and acted [...]

How to Become a Mental Health Therapist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3eELkUgWys Here is a little video I made detailing the process of becoming a mental health therapist. This was fun to make and hopefully left you all with more information on how to join in on the fight toward mental health awareness and recovery! The Wellness Warrior was designed to use as a platform where [...]