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What is Toxic Positivity?

Positivity and optimism are commonly seen as valuable to one’s mental health and well-being. However, experiencing negative emotions and responding to a negative situation is completely natural. On social media, it is common to see quotes that encourage

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How to Become Your Own Best Friend

Friendship is an important and enjoyable aspect of life. It brings new experiences and opportunities to relate to others, but have you ever considered developing a friendship with yourself? In many instances, we see ourselves only in relation

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Going on Social Media Cleanse

Starting an Instagram Cleanse In the world of health and wellness, it is not uncommon to hear recommendations for starting a juice cleanse or a dietary detox in order to remove toxins from your body and improve overall

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5 Steps to Getting Out of a Creative Funk

Last month, I had just bought a new spiral-bound sketchbook and flipped open to the first page, excited to create something new and exciting! But, nothing happened. I sat and stared at this blank page feeling stuck. It

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The Pursuit of Mental Health in Goal-Oriented Society

Goal-Oriented Society Living in a goal-oriented society, I am often preoccupied with the task of collecting an array of tangible achievements in order to reinforce a personal sense of value. My accomplishments in school, research, networking, and professional

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Waking Up Black

My legs feel extra heavy today which isn’t surprising because it’s the third time this week. It started the morning after a colleague asked why my hair wasn’t “all crazy” that day – I believe they were referring

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4 Sleep Tips to Help Reduce COVID-19 Anxiety

The world today is entirely different ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the widespread circulation of this disease, most of our lives have been affected to a certain extent. Many lost their jobs, while

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5 Things To Do In The Moment When Feeling Anxious

Are you feeling anxious right now? If not now, did you feel anxiety rising recently or expect it to hit you soon? Maybe it’s a sudden overwhelming feeling or something you’ve been trying to ignore for a while

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Minneapolis Graduate Intern Program

Acacia offers a structured 9-month training program from September to May for master’s- and doctoral-level practicum students interested in working with College Students and other Emerging Adults. Deadlines: Master’s level applications are accepted from January 14 through February

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5 Tips for Handling Food Stress During the Holidays

This year has been a challenge for many of us that are dealing with, working through, and attempting to regulate our eating habits. Our routines were disrupted, our support systems separated, and our relationship with food altered. 2020

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9 Myths About Therapy

Therapy can be an affirming and enriching process, but if you have never visited a mental health provider before, it might seem intimidating. There is sadly a lack of mental health knowledge and awareness in society and this

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