Articles about Wellness

Weight Stigma Awareness Week

Weight Stigma Awareness Week

Last year kicked off the very first Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW) courtesy of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). This September 28 through October 2, 2020 is the second annual awareness week to increase awareness of weight stigma. Weight Stigma...
When Work is Home and Home is Work

When Work is Home and Home is Work

We all miss a number of things at the moment, but I’ve been missing my car. That rusted out, dented in, squeaky wipers, 2001 hatchback Ford Focus (aka silver fox named Hank the Tank) has long been a safe space for this counselor to drive home after a long day of work....
Growing Resilience in a World Gone Wrong

Growing Resilience in a World Gone Wrong

What a strange, exhausting, frightening month it has been. Our rhythms of life have been fully interrupted; a day in the life of quarantine can move from panic to boredom, contentment to grief, anxiety to depression, and yes, joy to gratitude… only to rinse and repeat...
Single on Valentine’s Day

Single on Valentine’s Day

February means seeing pink hearts, red flowers, chocolates, and sweet nothings like “be mine” written everywhere you look. There are some who see Valentine’s Day as an unnecessary and annoying commercial celebration, however, I enjoy any and every holiday, and am...
The Gifts in Singlehood

The Gifts in Singlehood

Valentines day has never been a big deal to me. I’m much more into the day-to-day expressions of love than the big moments. There is one Valentine’s day that stands out to me though. It was the Valentine’s Day where I mentally shifted and made the decision that my...