Stop Zooming: Preventing Online Burnout

Updated: Jan 1 My after school routine usually looks something like this: 1) Inhale my lunch. 2) Take a nap until I’m ready to 3) get to work. 4) Feel unmotivated; time to take another break. 5) It’s past dinner and I still haven’t done any work, it’s about time I get started. 6) Stay upContinue reading “Stop Zooming: Preventing Online Burnout”

The Symptoms and Treatment for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

“Living with ADHD is like being locked in a room with 100 Televisions and 100 Radios all playing. None of them have power buttons so you can turn them off, and the door is locked from the outside.” – Sarah Young ————————————————————————— Contrary to popular belief, ADHD is a real mental disorder, and it isContinue reading “The Symptoms and Treatment for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)”

Finding your Inner Self Through Detachment

It is human nature to thrive off of human connection, it is one of the only ways to maintain an enjoyable life. Yet, you may have noticed that a person who made you so happy at a given point in your life no longer speaks to you. The people you thought could not live withoutContinue reading “Finding your Inner Self Through Detachment”

If I Die Young

*This poem is dedicated to Suicide Prevention Month (which is September). If you’re struggling, please don’t be afraid to seek help. Remember that you’re not alone and we love you!* If I Die Young You would have found me like this: gently laid on my side under my purple floral covers in my best pajamas—pinkContinue reading “If I Die Young”

Yoga and Its Effects on Mental Health

Recently, I watched a video on the effects of an ancient Indian practice: yoga. The video talked about the physical health benefits of yoga, such as improved flexibility and muscle strength. Yoga is widely known for its positive effects on physical health, but did you know that it also has an incredible impact on mentalContinue reading “Yoga and Its Effects on Mental Health”

On Toxic Positivity

Toxic positivity. The phrase seems contradictory at first. How can positivity be toxic? Isn’t “positivity” just being cheerful, smiling no matter what, and looking at the silver lining in every situation? As a matter of fact, it isn’t. The word “positive” is defined as “full of hope and confidence, or giving cause for hope andContinue reading “On Toxic Positivity”

Body Shaming: Should We Be Defining Beauty?

Artwork By: Andrea Orozco Updated: Aug 24, 2020 1. My Cousin My cousin, a sweet, innocent little angel, is ill. “She often looks at celebrities in magazines. They are thin and beautiful, and she just wants to be that kind of star,” my uncle told my mother on the phone. “She started not eating, and wasContinue reading “Body Shaming: Should We Be Defining Beauty?”

ready, smile

I parade around behind my filter put a smile on my foreign face handpick my perceived personality add a touch of constant confidence to cover the lurking self-consciousness lengthen my success like model legs slim down my mistakes like tiny waists lift my past that’s been holding me back smooth anxiety like premature wrinkles eraseContinue reading “ready, smile”