4 Self-Care Ideas for the Strong Friend

You may have come across memes and quotes stating “Check on your strong friend.” With recent and sudden losses of well-known public figures, we are now shining a light on our strongest, most reliable friends. The “strong” friend is the friend that appears to have it all together. They are resilient helpers that always show…

How to Feel Less Guilty About Practicing Self-Care

When I think of guilt, I imagine this giant weight casually sitting on my shoulders. It’s a heavy and intrusive feeling that takes up so. much. space. The feeling of guilt acts as a burden and a distraction to the other feelings that are also coming up for us. It likes attention and is determined…

5 Tips to Finding the Right Therapist for You

I sat in my first therapy session when I first started graduate school. I was looking for some support in healing from a tough break up and ideas to help manage my growing anxiety of being a graduate student. I was having trouble sleeping and my patience was becoming shorter and shorter. The therapist I…

Does ‘Toxic Self-Care’ Exist?

Scrolling down my Instagram timeline, I came across two images of cartoons practicing self-care. One cartoon showed a person wearing sneakers and a sweat band sitting in front of a plate piled high with fruits and vegetables and a bottle of water. The cartoon shared, “Eating healthy food then headed out for a run!” Their…

3 Ways to Help a Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you are a friend, loved one, family member or coworker of someone who is experiencing domestic violence, thank you for taking the time to read this article. I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to continue reading. Domestic, dating and intimate partner violence relationships are…