Stress & Anxiety

When you stress out, how do you feel? A better question is what do you feel? Do you feel your heart beating faster, your stomach turning, or even your mind feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Stress is not always a bad thing. You've probably heard people talk about eustress aka the good stress and distress, which... Continue Reading →


When was the last time you told a story? Most likely your answer is today. I love storytelling, and we do it on a daily basis. The importance and the fun that comes with storytelling is irreplaceable. A few weeks ago, my significant other and I went to dinner and drinks with another couple. We... Continue Reading →


How do you communicate? Do you need words? We communicate feelings, emotions, thoughts, questions, and so much more all by using language. But did you know that up to 70-75% of our communication is non-verbal? Communication is one of the hardest and simplest aspects of our lives. From birth, we are communicating. But, do you... Continue Reading →

Doing Less Can Be More

One of my favorite podcasts is Note to Self, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi. Last year, she published a book entitled "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self". She talks about being in the moment and allowing yourself to be bored. Put the phone down, and be present with... Continue Reading →

Make Learning Fun

Remember back in middle school or even elementary school when movie days were the best days of the week. Those days are still great for high schoolers and college kids. Why? Stress was lower, it was a break of the monotonous schedule, and it was often fun. Even if the movie was duller or even... Continue Reading →

Becoming Who You Are

After listening to the Hidden Brain NPR podcast, a particular piece of the "The Sorting Hat" episode struck me, which you can find here. I'm a big Harry Potter fan and am currently re-reading the series for the umpteenth time. To preface this quote, one must understand a certain concept in the Harry Potter series.... Continue Reading →


Life is a process. It is full of ups and dips. Every day we face new challenges, experiences, and lessons. Some days are better than others. The other day, I played field hockey for the first time in five years. After that night, I attempted to recall my last game before my hiatus, and I... Continue Reading →

Thank you

Gracias. Merci. Grazie. Mahalo. Danke sehr. Arigato. Efharisto. Thank you. Two simple words that can mean so much. How often do you say "thank you"? Do you say it when someone blesses you after you sneeze, do you say it when someone holds the door for you, or do you say it when the waiter takes your order? Saying... Continue Reading →

Know Your People

The picture above shows some of my people. I watched a documentary the other day on YouTube, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, about Demi's rise to fame, personal struggles, and her journey to find herself again. In the documentary, she speaks to her drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorder, diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and her pathway... Continue Reading →

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