A New Approach To An Old Dream

Being an athlete defined me. I ran track from the age of 8 to 22. The first question when I saw old friends was often centered around track. Until this day, people still greet me as the "track star". You could imagine that when I decided to hang up my spikes, not pursue a professional … Continue reading A New Approach To An Old Dream

Therapy Helped to Save My Life

I used to think mental illness and mental health was someone else's problem. I used to think that therapy was useless and I surrounded myself with people who thought the same negative things about therapy as I did. It wasn't until I was in the midst of being broken that I found myself having a … Continue reading Therapy Helped to Save My Life

Kindness Looks Good on You

Every morning I take the train to work. I am surrounded by people who are constantly yelling at each other or shoving each other all for their own sole purpose. I can't lie and say I haven't said a remark under my breath after being pushed by someone, and I can't say I haven't shoved … Continue reading Kindness Looks Good on You

Your Story Matters

No matter what your story is, know that your story matters. I think it is easy to feel like our story is insignificant because we learn that someone has gone through something worse, and so ours becomes unworthy to tell. I know I sometimes struggle with that, especially when I read the stories of others … Continue reading Your Story Matters

The Power of Listening

Listening, something so easy to do but yet something that we often have difficulty doing. We are distracted by our phones, by our own problems, or by other people in the room, that we often are not truly listening, not giving our friends and loved ones our full attention when they come to us with … Continue reading The Power of Listening