Put simply, exclusion, in a personal sense, sucks. The concept of being left out of something isn’t one that I imagine anyone desires, and further, it shouldn’t be one that we wish upon others. Exclusion can be isolating, depressing, and lonely. I firmly believe that we exclude others, from time to time, unintentionally. I say … More The harsh reality of exclusion
I very much feel as though COVID-19, among other negative outcomes, has caused a lot of us to become lazy in the context of communication. The reason I say this occurrence is a byproduct of the coronavirus is because I’ve certainly noticed more issues pertaining to communication and a lack of it since this pandemic … More Have we forgotten how to communicate?
The sensation of loneliness or isolation is not a pleasant one. Depending on the circumstances that may provoke it, feeling as though we are alone without resources to connect with can be suffocating. We feel overwhelmed, unsure of where to go or who to reach out to, and often times we unfortunately tend to withdraw … More Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help
The experience of recognizing when we have been left out is not a pleasant one. Acknowledging that we are being left out of something or excluded makes us feel unwanted and alone, and it’s a difficult sensation to grapple with. Unfortunately, many of us can relate to the feeling. It seems to affect a lot … More How to deal with being left out
Something that has come to my attention as of late in a rather pronounced manner is evidence supporting the idea that a lot of us are seriously struggling with social isolation. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to collectively abstain from participating in social gatherings and activities to an extent, … More Navigating through a lack of social interaction
It is disheartening to acknowledge that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and wellness, for many of us, has taken a beating. Perhaps you have been struggling with a condition that has been intensified as of late; maybe you’re experiencing the onset of a type of mental illness because of the pandemic … More The importance of mental health check-ins
Eating disorders are a sincerely cruel form of mental illness. They toy with our thoughts and emotions and often times (speaking from experience) leave a lasting mark on those they happen to take hold of. Performing somewhat normally on a day-to-day basis while living with an eating disorder is no easy feat, let alone in … More Why are we encouraging body dysmorphia in a pandemic?
Many of us have been hopeful as of late that a vaccine or an effective treatment to stop the onslaught of COVID-19 will be developed. And, while we can continue to be hopeful and patient as we await this development, there is some progress developing in this context in the form of a four-legged animal … More Combating COVID-19 with … dogs?
Staying positive and optimistic during a rather strange situation, like a pandemic, can be difficult. Personally, I’ve found myself feeling better certain days and then a little down again the next, and it’s frustrating to try and distinguish how exactly to keep our spirits up during these trying times. An article from The Good News … More Feeling down? Read this to cheer up
The situation many of us are finding ourselves in right now isn’t exactly pleasant. With many businesses and services closed, social interactions being prohibited unless social distancing is being practiced, and an inability to visit with our friends and loved ones, it is easy to understand how and why some of us may be struggling … More It’s okay if your mental health isn’t at its best right now
If I had to pick one word that can be used to semi-accurately describe how a majority of us are feeling right now, I would have to say that word would be fear. Each and every day we wake to new updates and reports regarding the number of cases pertaining to the lethal COVID-19 as … More Navigating the unknown in the COVID-19 outbreak
Not too long ago, my sister and I, being a little bored with limited entertaining options in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, thought we would play a game together. We googled some games to play with two people and came across a series of pretty deep questions to ask each other, and I have … More Get to know yourself better with these questions
With so many of us stuck at home right now, I thought it would be appropriate to compose a post addressing potential activities to engage in to pass the time. Whether you’re quarantining or in self-isolation, hopefully some of my suggestions can have relevance to you and keep you occupied over the next few weeks. … More Stuck at home? Try these activities to pass the time
As of late, we are hearing a lot about a recently-coined term known as social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. Social distancing involves all of us maintaining a safe distance (roughly three feet) from others while out in public areas to slow the spread and potential transmission of the Coronavirus, and it’s something many … More Stop being a selfish idiot and practice social distancing
Winter can be a tough time of year for a lot of us. The weather is cold and dreary, many of us are confined to the indoors, and there isn’t a whole lot to look at outside in terms of greenery. My mom was telling me that she was recently speaking with a nurse practitioner … More Feeling the winter blues?
Although I’m not a mother myself, I deeply sympathize with moms when it comes to dealing with the highs and lows of being a parent. The other day, I ran into a young mother who was having an incredibly tough day. She explained to me that no matter what she tried, her baby continued to … More Normalizing motherhood breakdowns
A few days ago, while listening to the song The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, it sort of struck me just how damn incredible the lyrics of this song are. Sure, I’ve probably listened to it more times than I can count over the course of my life, but for whatever reason, this … More Appreciating lyrical poetry
Today’s post differs slightly from the typical content I discuss here on my blog, but I think it’s important to draw attention to the topic. As of late, I’ve been feeling pretty bland. Down might be a better word for it. I don’t wish to use the term depressed as I haven’t been properly diagnosed, … More Not feeling like yourself? That’s okay, me neither
After having a conversation with a good friend of mine the other evening, I came to the realization that motherhood, specifically for new or first-time moms, is not discussed nearly enough in contemporary society. Postpartum depression, frustration, loneliness and isolation are things that can impact a woman shortly after she gives birth, yet no one … More Why is no one talking about motherhood?