Social Media and Mental Health

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool for some very positive efforts, such as: connecting, story-telling, crowdfunding and other “social” movements that move society in a positive direction. However, much like other powerful tools, it can be a double-edged sword. With fire we can cook, weld and keep ourselves warm in the cold. We can […]

Love: In its Entirety

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s not uncommon for people to become consumed by the idea of love. For some, it is an overwhelmingly exciting feeling! They are anticipating what their significant other has planned for them, what they have planned for their significant other, or what they and their significant other have […]

Accepting Yourself Completely

Piggy-backing onto last week’s blog post theme of self-acceptance and appreciating yourself for all of your positive qualities along with your imperfections, I found an article that really resonated with this topic. It seems to be a general consensus that the first step to success and happiness is self-love/acceptance. But why do we think this is? Personally, I […]

Love the Skin You’re in

  I’m sure that each and every one of us has insecurities; we are typically our own toughest critics, after all.   But when a “flaw” you see in yourself becomes an obsession, that’s when we may want to take a step back and really analyze what’s going on. Why does that thing about who […]

Silencing your biggest critic – you.

A while back I wrote a blog about learning to accept criticism from others with open arms. Now when I say criticism, I specifically mean constructive criticism, the kind someone who cares about you will give not the mean, nasty and humiliating kind. Often times we focus on accepting other’s criticism, but never think about […]