Creating A Safe and Fun Halloween for Your Teen

A young blonde teenage girl is sitting in a Halloween decorated room. She is dressed as a witch and has a tiny witch hat on her head. She is holding her phone in her hand as she scrolls on social media.

Halloween is largely viewed as a fun tradition for people of all ages. When kids celebrating this holiday are younger, they choose their costumes and head out with adults to go door-to-door collecting candy. This is a time when it is a given that there will be parental supervision and coordinating schedules around other activities […]

Do You Struggle with First Date Nerves? Learn How to Manage Them In 3 Easy Steps

A young interracial couple is at a date at a restaurant sitting across from each other. The man is facing the camera backwards, as the woman sits in front of him smiling.

The first date – an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience that can make even the most confident individuals break into a cold sweat. Whether you’re meeting someone new or finally going out with that special someone you’ve had your eye on, first-date nerves can take a toll on your confidence and overall enjoyment. But fear not! […]

Are You Self-Diagnosing Your Mental Health Through Social Media?

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In today’s digital age, social media platforms have become an integral part of our lives, providing a platform for connection, information sharing, and self-expression. However, the rise of social media has also led to an increase in self-diagnosis of mental health conditions. In a lot of ways, this makes sense: many of us weren’t diagnosed […]

What is Intentional Singleness? Creating an Authentic Journey of Being Single

In this photo, a woman is sitting inside of her car with her feet on the dashboard. The car is parked at the beach, as the woman holds a coffee in her hand and a notebook in her other hand.

The journey of being single is about finding fulfillment and happiness in your own life, whether or not you’re in a relationship. By embracing your single status, you can find ways to enjoy the present moment. Sometimes, these discoveries lead to not pursuing romantic relationships with the same determination as before. There is a whole […]

5 Steps to Overcoming Mental Health Challenges Faced by College Graduates

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Graduating from college is a significant milestone filled with hope and anticipation for the future. However, this transition can also bring about various mental health challenges for college graduates. The shift from the structured environment of academia to the uncertainties of adulthood can be overwhelming. You may find that you are surprised to feel the […]

Workplace Burnout: 3 Simple Steps You Can Take to Minimize It

A working woman is sitting at her office, stressed out and tired from working. In front of her is her laptop displaying a chart. She has her head resting on her hand with her seeing glasses in her hand. Her eyes are closed as she takes a minute for herself.

In a perfect world, we probably imagine earning a living by working a job that “doesn’t feel like work” or not having to earn a paycheck at all. We may daydream about winning the lottery and retiring early or only working a little bit to keep us occupied. While people have always experienced fatigue at […]

The Healing Power of Befriending Your Flaws

A young African American woman is sitting in her home on a sunny morning. She is smiling while her eyes are closed and she is hugging herself.

There is more and more conversation these days about how we perceive ourselves and how we present ourselves. We are greatly impacted by how we perceive others and the access we have to view their lives and compare the two. Seeing these snippets of other people’s existences can create a false narrative that they do […]

“Thank U, Next.” – Me to This Year. 3 Things to Leave in 2022

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As we all reflect on this past year, feelings around 2022 are going to vary. Some of us may feel grateful as we look back on 2022. For others, 2022 may have been disappointing or heartbreaking. It is reasonable to find that this reflection brings up a mix of emotions. It is a cultural norm […]

Do you Feel Worthy and “Enough”? 3 Ways to Boost Self-Confidence

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What does feeling worthy mean to you? This can be tricky for us to determine for ourselves, as we only know our minds and experiences and see everyone else from the outside. Do you equate worthiness with happiness and inner peace? Do you equate it with quantifiable achievements that anyone could see? How would you […]

Five Ways to Have a Strong Connection With Your Teen 

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Some days, it may feel like your teen’s world is so different from yours that you do not have a strong connection. While every parent has been a teen at some point, it is also true that your remembered experience as a teen was not the same as your teen’s experience. After all, we didn’t […]