Getting Cozy

It’s that time of year. For some of us, it’s getting colder, days are getting shorter, and leaves are changing colors. For others, there is less of a change in temperatures and a more consistently warm climate. Regardess of where we live, there are cycles in nature that we as humans follow, whether we realize it or […]

The (not so) Great Escape

                                              You’ve got a monkey on your back.  He’s strung out on heroin.  She’s kicking from withdrawal.  I’m jonesing for a fix.  These common addiction reference phrases suggest the unshakeable hold of addiction.  […]

Embracing Love in All Its Forms

                                              In this time of harsh realities, polarizing themes and political opinions, and conflict in seemingly every corner of modern life, finding love is perhaps more important than ever before.  What does the image […]

Exploring the Self: It’s Not One-Dimensional

“Know thyself.”  It is such a simple, two-word sentence, but with infinite range and potential meaning.  Have you ever said something like, “A part of me wants to do this or that” or “A part of me feels like…”?  We all have multiple, perhaps infinite parts of ourselves, and I don’t mean in a multiple […]

Toxic Relationships…Opportunities for Growth

  Toxic relationships are defined as ones that often leave you feeling used, taken advantage of and angry not only at the abuser but also at yourself for allowing the abuse to take place. At some point you begin recognizing the patterns of abuse and toxicity and you may choose to walk away from these […]

How to Practice Self-love

 Veronica Zazzaro Mental Health Student, LSRG Assistant Self-love has become a household term in our society. It’s all over everything from our favorite TV shows to the silliest internet memes. Friends, family and coworkers talk about how important it is for our physical and emotional well-being and how necessary self-love is to work into our […]

What Does Progress Look Like?

What does progress look like? Well, it is messy, very messy. Are you sure you want to see it? Most of us are not so sure that we do – because some part of us knows that the path to get there may not be as “glorious” as the end goal.   We all think […]

The Truth About Anxiety

With living in such a fast passed, “go, go, go” world, it’s no surprise that so many of us deal with some higher levels of anxiety. Many things can bring us a sense of stress, overwhelming pressure, and anxiety. One person’s reasoning for these feelings of panic does not have to coincide with another’s, and […]