How To Give Back Without Money

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day where many give monetary donations to a wide variety of non-profit organizations. However, I find it difficult to financial manage giving back this year, and many others probably do as well. But there are other ways to give back that are not specifically money.

How To Be An Effective Failure

People don’t like to talk about failure. No one likes to admit they failed. Looking into some of the things I’ve done and tried to do made me realized that I have failed a lot without really realizing or admitting it to myself, let alone others. To be fair, I think I’ve used these failures…

How To Cope With Mental Illness

For Mental Illness Awareness Week, I’ve been posting on Twitter different resources for learning about mental illness and getting a diagnosis, but I have yet to talk about how to cope if you have an actual illness.

How To Be More Decisive

I’m going to start this off by saying, I have had so much difficult making and committing to decisions lately. Even deciding what I was writing for today was a struggle, which inevitably led me here. We all have those times where we struggle making decisions, both big and small, and some struggle way more…

How To Keep Learning Without Grad School

When getting close to graduating from college, the whirlwind of “what are you doing when you graduate?” type questions begin to surround you. With a little over 4 months left for myself, I have firmly decided that I am not pursuing grad school, either immediately or at all. But I don’t want to stop learning,…

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…

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….

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.

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.

How To Be More Empathetic

Empathy vs. sympathy: a long running debate and many misunderstandings between which is which. Sympathy is often a default, in my opinion, versus empathy being a much more difficult and active choice, and overall a better one. But how can you be more empathetic?

How To Do Everyday Self Care

I feel like self care is often conceived as a large, day long affair and that you have to take time off to do it. However, we can’t all take time off to do luscious forms of self care, nut there is a way to do it everyday without taking away all of your time.