5 Ways To Boost your Mood Creatively During Quarantine

By Taylor Yingshi Wang4 min read Art has existed since mankind knew how to pick up sticks. In fact, recent evidence suggests that those first humans etched carvings into cave walls to psychologically prepare themselves for the arduous hunting journeys ahead. In more modern times, artist Adrian Hill coined the term ‘art therapy’ in 1942 as he realized the cathartic effects of painting while recovering … Continue reading 5 Ways To Boost your Mood Creatively During Quarantine

Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You

By Christina, the Authentic Adventurer5 min read I never imagined that I would be personally affected by depression… I guess none of us ever really do. There were times as a young adult where I would get sad, which I expected everyone would get from time to time. And most of the time, I would blame it on hormones. But it wasn’t until years later, … Continue reading Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You

4 Key Tips for an Entrepreneur’s Mental Health

By Johnny Crowder10 min read As a suicide/abuse survivor growing up with multiple mental health conditions, I always figured that I had managed to conquer most of my most difficult days before the age of 25… and then I started a business. What’s the most challenging thing to maintain as an entrepreneur? A schedule? Sure. Finances? Undoubtedly. But if you’re ready to get vulnerable, sanity … Continue reading 4 Key Tips for an Entrepreneur’s Mental Health

CRISIS AND SUPPORT PHONE/TEXT LINES

A comprehensive list of resources that we encourage you use and to share with those in need. UNITED STATES Crisis Text Line: text BUDDY to 741-741 (for free 24/7 support)National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255Suicide Hotline text-based instant messenger: imalive.orgTrevor Project (for LGBTQ+ youth): 1-866-488-7386Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Helpline: 1-800-931-2237Teen Line: 310-855-4673 or TEXTTEEN to 839863Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253Pregnancy Hotline: 1-800-467-8466Veterans: 1-800-273-8255 then … Continue reading CRISIS AND SUPPORT PHONE/TEXT LINES

A Musical Mentality

By Aayushi Jain 8 minute read Music therapy is an evidence-based intervention that can be delivered via tech apps to improve patients’ mental health and wellbeing through playing, performing, composing, or listening to music. These interventions complement conventional mental health treatments because they provide a concrete activity for a patient to hone in on during moments of emotional distress.  One popular music therapy app is … Continue reading A Musical Mentality

The Gut-Brain Connection: What You Need to Know​

By Katie Afra, PsyD, NSCA-CPT 13 minute read Butterflies in your stomach. A gut-wrenching feeling. Your stomach suddenly drops… You’d better go with your gut. All of these are intensely emotional experiences that seem to be best described by what’s happening in our stomachs at the time. Now, consider this for a moment — our most intense emotional experiences involve the gut SO much that … Continue reading The Gut-Brain Connection: What You Need to Know​

The Young Introvert’s Social Survival Guide

By April Snow, LMFT  7 minute read Being an introvert can make it difficult to find friends who get us, feel confident at parties or speak up at school.  There’s just so much noise and not enough time to think through our thoughts, which leaves us feeling left out and misunderstood.  It’s so frustrating!  In reality, we have a lot of interesting things to say … Continue reading The Young Introvert’s Social Survival Guide

How to Cancel Plans Without Feeling Guilty and Hurting Feelings

By April Snow, LMFT 5 minute read Making plans all starts out so well.  You’re feeling energetic or generous and you make a commitment with someone down the road.  But then the day comes and you’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, or just don’t feel like doing anything.  You go back and forth, wanting to cancel, but weighing the pros and cons of doing so.  If you … Continue reading How to Cancel Plans Without Feeling Guilty and Hurting Feelings

Tips to Manage Anxiety Around Work

From someone diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, who has worked for a Fortune 500 company, a small privately owned company, and now is an entrepreneur… By Julia Broglie, Founder & CEO of BroglieBox 8 minute read I have been worried my entire life – no really, since before I can remember.  A million thoughts seem to invade my mind at any given time, many times … Continue reading Tips to Manage Anxiety Around Work

Creating a Routine for Stress Relief

By: Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham 5 minute read. When I think about starting the new year and everything that goes with it, budgeting, planning events, goals, work, education, taxes, etc., one thing comes to mind – STRESS!  Regardless of the time of year, stress is an ever-present factor in our lives.  One simple and effective way of managing stress is by creating a routine for ourselves.  … Continue reading Creating a Routine for Stress Relief