Mr. Too Much and Miss Not Enough

Once upon a time, there was a ship shared by two friends. Well, they live together and they tolerate each other most of the time. To protect their privacy, let’s call them Mr. Too Much and Miss Not Enough. The ship’s name is Tini. Mr. Too Much lives in the galley of the ship; heContinue reading “Mr. Too Much and Miss Not Enough”

The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 2

Finals are coming up. People are getting sick. It’s freezing cold outside and you have no motivation to get out of bed. It gets dark at 5 pm, for god’s sake! The only thing keeping you going is the holiday season- oh wait, never mind, all your winter plans might be canceled because of COVID-19.Continue reading “The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 2”

The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 1

Updated: Jan 1 Cold, dark, gloomy… If you’re like me, these are words you would use to describe winter. But no matter how much you hate the season, it probably doesn’t affect your mood significantly—that is, unless you have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a disorder that affects one’s moods according to theContinue reading “The Symptoms and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD Part 1”

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”