Grieving When You Can’t Gather

Grieving when you can’t gather: Coping with loss during social distancing Humans are social creatures. When looking as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the impulse for human connection is paramount to us evolving as individuals. Without a sense of love and belonging, we cannot experience the strength and esteem needed for self-actualization. It’s innate in us to find likeness, to seek comfort. We explore studies of individuals who are experiencing solitary…

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GUEST BLOG: Tune in to Your Cycle

Do you ever feel like a different person every day? I know I do, and there’s a good reason for that. In our menstrual cycle, our hormones are changing everyday, and with that can come changes in our mood, our energy, and our productivity. Even if you’re not having monthly menstrual cycles, you can use the cycles of the moon to tune in to how your body is changing throughout…

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Benefits of Music on Mental Health

After a long day, regardless of my mood, I select a playlist and tell Alexa to turn up the volume while I work in the kitchen. Some days I dance while chopping vegetables, other days I contemplate lyrics quietly while scrubbing pots. I know that this part of my routine is important to my overall well-being. I also try to get out to listen to music live on a regular…

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