veryone experiences stress differently. We know that stress has a psychological and physiological impact on our minds and body.
For survivors of sexual assault -who are navigating a nuanced process of regaining safety and autonomy over their traumatized bodies- the question of whether or not you want to have sex is one that often elicits a more complex response than a simple yes or no. The spectrum of consent is an effective tool to help solve that question.
When you think about depression or anxiety, what kind of image do you have about them? You may think that they are problematic or bad emotions that you would like to get rid of.
In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to challenge that idea! I believe feelings of sadness, worries, and anger are all normal human emotions. What we may want to try is accepting them to manage them, rather than rejecting them.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in my experience supporting persons impacted by sexual trauma, I have witnessed the pervasive impact it can have
Around Valentine’s Day, many of us start to evaluate either the abundance or the lack of love we feel in our lives. Most of us like to know who we can count on when things get tough, especially as we continue to collectively survive the COVID-19 pandemic. In our most intimate relationships, we often find ourselves asking a seemingly simple question – are they going to be there for me?
In this present day, we often find ourselves attaching our worth as individuals to our work and careers. Though these are difficult perspectives to unlearn, it is important for us to be reminded that our professional accomplishments are not always directly correlated with our authentic and fulfilled selves. If you find yourself contemplating a change but are fearful of going through with it; remember that though leaving is stressful, staying can sometimes bring more distress.