GUEST POST: secrets to adulthood and the "real world"

Whoever claims to be an expert in adulthood and the real world is a liar. Every moment you feel like you have everything together is often met with a moment of doubt, confusion, and what feels like utter chaos. This doesn’t mean […]

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finding motivation when depressed and getting stuff DONE

The ultimate conundrum: wanting to be productive, but having no energy or motivation to do so. Welcome to the hypocrisy of mental illness! I completely empathize with this frustration. I know it all too well. Especially if you have both depression and […]

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how to pursue professional goals with mental illness

It’s often easy to forget that mental illness is technically considered a disability. In fact, it’s the most common disability in the world. That means many people likely struggle with what is mundane for others. Every little task can feel like a […]

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I've gained weight: accepting physical eating disorder recovery

If eating disordered thoughts trigger you, today’s post isn’t for you. But if you’re willing to understand my muddled, racing thoughts, stick around. As the title says, I’ve gained weight. The funny thing is, most people wouldn’t likely notice. They might say […]

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what's my "dream job"? pursuing your passions

Since my struggle graduating from college, one particular anxiety continually creeps up on me: finding a career. My “dream job.” That perfect hole in the jigsaw puzzle where my piece fits in. This incessant worry over a dream job isn’t necessarily new […]

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confessions of the flaky friend

As you get older and you gain some experience, you learn just how important your relationships are. The people you choose to spend your time around greatly impact your well-being: mind, body, and soul. Even knowing this and how grateful I am […]

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why upholding a reputation doesn't really matter

We are our own worst critics. The intimate, unique perspective we have on our own lives and thoughts lends itself to being harsh and judgmental of things that, often, others don’t even notice. And in this struggle for balance, finding out who […]

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finding positive summer body image

What a relief to finally be experiencing sunshine and warm weather. Winter is so last season. The long winter has left me especially appreciative of spring and summer, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still have hesitant feelings. Times for shorts, tank tops and swimsuits aren’t […]

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college taught me what NOT to pursue

As I reflect upon the college career that I am so soon leaving behind (which is still so weird and surreal to fully comprehend), I think of all the expectations I went into this phase of life with. I had hoped to […]

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why everyone needs therapy

It’s not just for those struggling. For those with mental illness. For those completely lost and shrouded in darkness. For those who don’t even realize they’re lost in the first place. For those in denial that there’s a problem in sight. Everyone […]

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