How To Be A Success With Mental Illness

Thanks to the awful stigma surrounding mental illness, a conjunction between having an illness and being a failure was formed. Of course, that is no where near the truth, but with stigma, many take it as truth, both the afflicted and non-afflicted. Not only am I telling you that people with mental illness are not…

What I Think All College Freshman Should Know

It’s getting close to school starting again, and many first years are flocking to their orientations. Having worked with first year students for over 3 years now, I know quite a bit about the expectations and realities of first years. Here is what I see the most, and think everyone should know.

How To Better Understand Mental Illness Without The Statistics

Research and numbers are important and all, but they take out one major piece of the puzzle for understanding mental illness: the human. We never asked to be a statistic, so don’t remove us from the education and conversation. To best understand mental illness, especially beyond the statistics, is to understanding the human side of…

How To Start Loving Your Body After Hating It

Society tells us our bodies are wrong and imperfect constantly, and we believe them. Especially when we are young, we are plagued with body issues and lack love in our own bodies. I know that I have hated my body, especially as a teenager, and it’s taken me so long to start to love it….

What Not To Say To Someone With Mental Illness (Part 2)

I wrote a post a while ago that focused on what not to say to someone with anxiety, and that post real encompassed things to not say to anyone with a mental illness. And it certainly didn’t cover everything, because there are many, many things that are said to us mentally ill individuals that should…

How To Rejuvenate Your Creativity

As creatives, we all hit a rut or fall into a state of repetition with our work sometimes. It can seem average and uninspired to us, especially when we work on something for so long. How can we, when stuck in these situations, rejuvenate our creativity.

22 Lessons I Have Learned By 22

It’s official I’m another year older. I turned 22 yesterday, and really, it doesn’t feel any different, just a lot more Taylor Swift references. But, I can say that in my 22 years I have learned many valuable lessons I would like to share.

Fitz and The Tantrums Review

Fitz and The Tantrums self-titled album released this week. If you don’t remember them, they were the group that brought us “The Walker” and their upbeat, indie sound. After my first listen, I could tell that this is the feel good summer album we all need in our lives. 

How To Be A Mental Health Advocate

I have been asked a few times through Twitter and emails what it takes to become an advocate for mental health. I am an advocate for mental health and the elimination of stigma against mental illness, so of course I am willing to share my insight on how to become one.

Artist Spotlight: Glass Animals

Glass Animals is an English indie rock band that began in 2012. Their debut album, Zaba, released in June of 2014 and has received much attention and love.

Artist Spotlight: Lukas Graham

Lukas Graham is a Danish pop-soul group that have making headlines and top singles in the USA and beyond recently, including the release of their self-titled album earlier this month.

Stress vs. Anxiety

I have often seen people use stress and anxiety as if they are the same, when they are definitely not. It’s actually really annoying, being a person with anxiety, to have them used as synonyms, when the feelings are totally different. So in an effort to hopefully clarify, here are the differences