In one of my previous blogs I discussed my recent feelings of Impostor Syndrome as a new transfer student this semester. An article from The Chronicle defines impostor syndrome as “an internal experience of intellectual phoniness”. As the semester slowly comes to an end I have been reflecting on it and how my feelings of […]Read More Reflecting on My First Semester at JMU
On Sunday March 23rd, an annual event called Women in Focus was held at the Court Square Theater. Each year the event focuses on women in some aspect. This year they concentrated on female caregivers such as women who care for their aging parents. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my mother’s side of the family. Both […]Read More Take Care of Our Caretakers!
While therapy and medications are baselines for many people with mental health struggles, adopting an ESA can supplement recovery in joyful, sustainable ways.Read More A Tail of EmPAWerment: Dedicated to My Emotional Support Dog
I just transferred to JMU this semester from Blue Ridge Community College. Last semester I was constantly anxious about getting into JMU, making good grades, and (ironically enough) not getting too anxious. I had to put in a lot of effort to raise my GPA to get into JMU. I didn’t do well my freshman […]Read More Spring Cleaning My Mind
I’m a second semester senior. I’m a second semester senior who doesn’t understand how she can get a job that “requires” 5+ years of experience when she knows she could do it right now. I’m a second semester senior that realizes internships are great, but internships don’t pay the bills because internships are unpaid (unless […]Read More Trusting in the Unknown
Self-care. It seems to have transformed into quite the buzzword these days. We scream it at each other, at every one we know. Well, at least, I find myself doing just that. A little backstory- I have never been the type of person who enjoys physical activity or enacting self-control over any food particle within […]Read More Pt. 1: A Shimmy into Self-Care