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Mental Health

  • Why It’s Important to Celebrate the Small Things

    The Internet is filled with wellness tips and self-care advice these days. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic that people are starting to talk more about mental well-being. But what happens when those wellness tips like “go to yoga” or “meditate for half an hour…

  • For When You’re Feeling Happy

    I wake up a lot of days and feel overwhelmed, whether with life in general or with the stuff on my to-do list for the day. Sometimes, however, I wake up feeling happy. Inexplicably filled with something resembling confidence or pride or determination. Ready to…

  • For When You’re Feeling Down

    Life has been pretty good lately, but I’m not going to pretend that every day is great. Many days I wake up feeling down, caught up in a storm of thoughts that can’t seem to slow themselves down. Feeling overwhelmed with the basic tasks or…

  • Mental Health: Anxiety Tips

    Anxiety and stress are hard enough to control in private, but even harder when you feel you’re in a place where you need to remain composed. My anxiety often comes out of nowhere, and I can feel it coming, most of the time—my mind starts…

  • Stress Dreams

    It’s that time of year again. Back to school. But for the first time in over 16 years, I’m not at school. Instead, I’m having stress dreams about school. I’m sitting for an exam. It’s American history. I write beautiful answers for the first three…

  • Finding Strength Through My Favourite Poem

    When asked what my favourite poem is, one poem always comes to mind: Invictus by William Ernest Henley. It holds so much power in its entirety that I find it hard to chop up, even though I do have a favourite verse from it (in…

  • My Struggle with Anxiety

    Anxiety. Everybody gets anxious at one point or another. It’s completely normal every once in awhile, like before a big test or presentation. Or before leaving for university. But what’s not normal is feeling that way every day. I remember one day when my mom…