No Food, Just Thoughts #12

Smack in the middle of finals week, I’ve been fluctuating between feeling completely overwhelmed and completely relieved. Practically any college campus is the epitome of a high-stress environment following Thanksgiving break — the combination of my own frustration and the secondhand stress received by what seems like every single person on campus is incredibly intimidating. […]

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On Fear…

My fortune cookie yesterday read, “Fear is just excitement in need of an attitude adjustment.” At first, I wanted to roll my eyes and laugh. I’m well aware of my occasionally pessimistic tendencies and need to essentially be catapulted out of my comfort zone, so my sister might as well have requested the fortune in […]

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On Gratitude…

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude. This is no secret, especially considering the name of the holiday, but the particular fascination with gratitude during this time of year has me feeling reflective. Of course, I have so much to be grateful for. It’s not at all difficult to realize how lucky I am as I take […]

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On Pressure…

Before we dive into this week’s topic, please consider purchasing this awesome popsicle print from Lenny&Lee! 25% of proceeds will be donated to Active Minds, an organization dedicated to changing mental health conversations on college campuses. It’d mean the world to me if you’d buy one, but no pressure (only segues). This morning could not […]

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No Food, Just Thoughts #11

Yesterday marked one year since I began Stress Eats. Ironically, the time during which I had planned to write about this anniversary was spent managing my mental health. Although initially disappointed that I didn’t use my allotted time “effectively,” this time spent participating in self-reflection, confiding in my support system, and strategizing for mental health […]

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On Comparisons…

When inevitably overthinking about my insecurities, I often find that what makes me most anxious is not how I view my shortcomings, but how these shortcomings measure up to someone else. Much of my anxiety stems from feeling undervalued, feeling as though I’m not enough, or knowing that my flaws are exposed. The combination of these […]

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On Awareness…

Happy World Mental Health Day! While the rate at which, and the positivity with which, people are talking about mental health today is absolutely amazing, I can’t help but feel wary when thinking about the mental health conversations of tomorrow. Today, people are confidently sharing their stories (which is amazing, there’s no underscoring that). Today, people […]

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