Since my grandmother's passing, I have learned a few things from losing a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease that I felt important to share.

No Real Goodbye: What I Learned from Losing a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease is devastating for those it impacts. From having a grandparent forget your identity to watching a friend suffer through her mother’s early onset, the effects on the people that aren’t...
Deep breathing exercises are one of my favorite ways to practice mindfulness. Proper breathing can reduce stress during moments of panic!

How to Reduce Your Stress with Deep Breathing Exercises

Deep Breathing Exercises Benefit Your Mental HealthI’ve lost many skills from my days as a choir and theater nerd, but I’ve retained the most important things: a triple...
Dr. Katrina says Orthorexia Nervosa “starts out as an innocent attempt to eat more healthfully, but orthorexics become fixated on food quality and purity.”

When Clean and Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy: My Experience with Orthorexia Nervosa

At fourteen years old, my parents were a bit shocked by my sudden and very adamant stance that going forward, I would only be eating groceries purchased from Whole Foods, and Whole...
What would life look like if you changed the way you viewed and interpret fear. Instead of avoiding those emotions, how about we be friends with fear?video

Be Friends with Fear (BFF): Changing the Way We View and Interpret Fear

Transcribed from Dr. Leia Charin’s talk at Ignite Charlotte on May 14th, 2019.At Some Point, We Will All Experience Fear
A year ago, I experienced a difficult friend-breakup. My brother dated a girl who rapidly became my closest friend... until they broke up.

My Brother’s Girlfriend Became My Best Friend… And Then They Broke Up

Attachments to friends can be similar to attachments to significant others. Given this, it makes sense that the pain from a friendship ending is comparable to the pain that occurs at the...
I want to change the way we think about Autism and Asperger’s. And it starts with lemons. Yes. Literally lemons. Autism Spectrum Disorder adds flavor...

Make Lemonade From Those Lemons! How Special Interests Can Drive Skills and Growth

I want to change the way we think about Autism and Asperger’s. And it starts with lemons. Yes. Literally lemons. Lemons add flavor to our food and water.And...
They say freshman year of college is great and one of the best years of your life, but what if it isn’t? Unfortunately, my dream school made me unhappy.

My Dream School Made Me Unhappy: Lessons from a College Student Who Had to...

They say that your freshman year of college is supposed to be great, one of the best years of your life, but what if it isn’t?When I...
Exercising is rough. Luckily, there are strategies that can be adopted which can help people overcome this challenge, get moving, and make exercise fun!

Get Off Your Ass!: 4 Mental Strategies to Make Exercise Fun

Today, people don’t move much at all. Instead, people merely transition from one stationary position to another, and tend to use the least amount of energy as possible to do so. However,...
Anxiety that comes with my phobia of public speaking (glossophobia) is inevitable. That's why I had to own my social anxiety in college in order to succeed.

I Had to Own My Social Anxiety to Succeed in College

Personal anecdotes from a college student who is absolutely terrified of public speaking.I am a college student going into my senior year at Davidson College, which is a...
Can you truly have it all? Creating and living a balanced life is easier said than done. To create a balanced life, certain steps must be taken.

3 Key Steps to Creating and Living a Balanced Life

Creating and Living a Balanced LifeCan you truly have it all? Is it possible to have a complete and balanced work/home life? Would proper balance lead to a...