Archive for September 2016

Relieving Anxiety at the Beverly Yoga Center

I recently took Mindfulness & Yoga for Anxiety – Part I, a yoga class at the Beverly Yoga Center that is designed to help people better understand their anxiety. Carly Carney, the owner of the Beverly Yoga Center, taught the class, which included a discussion on how anxiety manifests and an educational component. Carly answered... Read more »

This Election is Important, So Register to Vote

Today is National Voter Registration Day, a day to encourage Americans to register to vote. You can easily ensure that you can vote in the upcoming election by entering your information here. If you have the right to vote, then you should take the opportunity to register before it’s too late. I know from personal... Read more »

Celebrating Bi Visibility Day: An Interview with Jen Yockney on Bisexuality

Today is Bi Visibility Day, a day to celebrate the bisexual community. It is also Bisexual Awareness Week, co-founded by GLAAD, which “seeks to accelerate acceptance of the bi+ community.” I recently shared with family members and friends that I’m bisexual. I admire from afar (on Twitter) people who are open about being bisexual and... Read more »
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Waiting for Change Now that I Feel Mentally Stable

When I’m bored, I fantasize about the future and the different career options that I could choose. This mainly involves perusing the websites of various graduate schools and imagining myself in that profession. I envision myself as a school librarian, a globetrotting journalist, or a YA fiction writer. I moved back home with my parents... Read more »

An Interview with Writer and Comedian Sara Benincasa on Mental Health

Sara Benincasa, a comedian and author, has written five books, a fascinating short film about body positivity, and numerous articles, including “I Am So Not Sorry About My Vagina, And Other Apologies We Should Retract” and “Why Am I So Fat?” I reached out to ask her a few questions about writing and speaking openly... Read more »

5 Ways a Horror Movie is a Metaphor for Mental Illness

I recently watched The Conjuring 2 with my brother and I screamed several times as we watched it in the dark. I had trouble sleeping that night and was terrified to look down the dark hallway at the ominous empty living room. I was convinced that I would see the silhouette of a stranger sitting... Read more »
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Why I’m Glad I’m Here to Celebrate My Birthday after Two Overdoses in a Year

Today is my birthday and also the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. It’s 5am and the house is quiet. My parents and brother are sound asleep while I type this in the dark. As I reflect on the past year, I realize that I’ve been through a lot, but I’m so happy that I’m... Read more »