Quarantining Calm: Your Mental Health During a Pandemic

Welcome back, everyone! I hope you all are staying safe and healthy during this hectic time. Just like everything else, our mental health is being affected by this pandemic. Being cooped up inside all day can drive anybody a little crazy — not to mention if you already have anxiety, depression, or other mental disorders, […]

Breaking Down and Pushing Through

Welcome back, everyone! Sometimes, life is simply too much to handle, but I’ve got good news: that’s okay! Getting overwhelmed by everything in our lives is incredibly normal as long as we know to deal with the fallout. And sometimes, a breakdown can be exactly what we need to better ourselves.  If you’re a fan […]

Taking Control of Gray

The color gray has invaded Athens. Nearly every morning I have woken up and the sky has been gray, the sidewalk has been wet, and a piercing wind has ripped through my winter coat. Stress had taken over my week and the gray sky only seemed to heighten my concerned, anxious self. A few days […]

The Ebb and Flow of Mental Health

Welcome back, everyone! Just like anything else, our mental health and stability can vary depending on the day. Sometimes outside circumstances affect our emotions, and our entire mood can take a turn with little to no explanation.  The important thing to remember is that this is normal. You never, ever have to justify or invalidate […]

Get Outta Town!

Welcome back, everyone! When it comes to mental health, it’s important to know when to walk away. Sometimes, breaks are not only necessary, but they’re also beneficial. One of the best ways to take a break is to literally physically remove yourself from your current situation. Take a little trip and clear your mind. Obviously, […]

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Welcome back, everyone! It’s time once again to drag our belongings back to school and try to remember how to be productive human beings. Unfortunately, this can be an extremely overwhelming time for people. So, in between purchasing books, checking syllabi, and trying to keep new schedules straight, it’s important to remember your mental health.  […]

The Best Medicine

Welcome back, everyone! As stresses come to a head during finals week, it can be difficult to keep our mental health in check. It’s completely natural to have bad days, but making ourselves miserable over the last week of the semester doesn’t help anyone! I’m here to remind you all to take some time for […]

Uncorking the Bottle: Letting Your Emotions Out

Welcome back, everyone! In times of stress, it’s easy to want to push all of your emotions to the side. We have all tried to bottle up our feelings throughout our lives, and even though we all know that this is not healthy or effective, we do it anyway. When everything is piling up around […]

Aromatherapy 101

Although the use of essential oils for aromatherapy isn’t new by any means, it has recently taken the world by storm. People have been using aromatherapy since the 11th century for medicinal purposes and today, aromatherapy is known to relieve stress, boost energy, improve memory, along with many other health benefits. Some even have anti-inflammatory […]