Image Courtesy of @jesszt on VSCO Confidence, like growth or healing, has no set formulas or specifications. Ingrained in our human capacity for love and hope, it is also the unique makeup of our own mindsets and beliefs, of the...
Image Courtesy of @cemalcandinc on VSCO Somewhere right outside of the whimsical hum drum that was my childhood, I started to hate my body. I don’t remember the exact reason for it, but I know it was the first day of...
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How EMDR therapy and trigger warnings helped me move forward from trauma This essay discusses trauma from sexual assault. There’s a widespread idea that trigger warnings coddle mentally ill people. These arguments...
Photo Courtesy of Carolina Rodríguez for The Everygirl Summer, it seems, is making me nostalgic. The season of possibility, spontaneity, and play has me spending my days more leisurely, more relaxed, more aware and connected. The season of travel, gatherings,...
How Lexi Underwood from Little Fires Everywhere uses meditation to keep calm For Little Fires Everywhere actress Lexi Underwood, Sundays are a time to relax and unwind. Ever since the entertainment...
When I trace the history of grief in my life, it begins to feel as if there was never a year when we existed as separate entities. As if, from the start, grief was an invisible friend of my...
It was a clear, warm night last summer when I took a long walk around my neighborhood, phone to ear, and opened up to a friend about how I’d been feeling of late (“of late” being the prior 3...
by Shahad Alzaidan Wellness, or the state of being in good health, particularly when actively sought after, has become a popular endeavor. While achieving “wellness” is a noble pursuit, it has been undermined by damaging subliminal messaging with a heavy...
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