You Are Not Falling Behind

Even if your plans have changed, even if your timeline is different. Even if this year has not unfolded the way you thought it would — you are not falling behind. The course of our lives is not contingent upon things happening precisely as we think they should. In fact, it’s often the unexpected that […]

Teenage Pregnancies

The church has also been silent about this topic. The only thing we are told is to abstain till marriage.

The Voice In Our Head

We have a voice in our head that always seems to be talking. That voice is constantly evaluating what’s good and what isn’t. It’s constantly evaluating our past experiences, potential future outcomes, what people think of us, etc. That voice is a dialogue we have with ourselves. It’s the voice of our inner debates. It’s […]

Value of Silence

Most of us don’t like silence, because it forces us to confront ourselves. And sometimes what we find staring back is emptiness. We’re also afraid of silence, because we equate silence with insignificance. We want to be heard and seen. We want to make ourselves relevant. We want to be somebody in the eyes of […]

Understanding Addiction

Rebecca hasn’t been herself lately. She started drinking a year ago, but now she’s experimenting with other drugs—and her friends barely remember what she was like before she started getting high. She still goes to school and her attendance is okay, so she can’t be an addict…right? What is addiction?You might say you’re “addicted” to […]

Us Who Wake Up At Sun Down; Why Its Not Insomnia

The sun goes down while my brain is just waking up.My mind rises from its sleep and decides while the dark is out and people are hush, it’s time to release its suffocated thoughts from a day’s mind-constricting work. Night thoughts release my inner hopes and secret dreams for the future. Stress, fears, and insecurities […]

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety encompasses feelings of worry, nervousness, or dread. Although unpleasant, occasional bouts of anxiety are natural and sometimes even productive: By signaling that something isn’t quite right, anxiety can help people both avoid danger and make important and meaningful changes. But persistent, pervasive anxiety that disrupts one’s daily life, whether at school, work, or with […]

Why We Need To Talk More About Mental Health In College Students

Mental illness is skyrocketing among college students. According to current research, one in five young adults struggles with mental illness, though many don’t seek help. They feel overwhelmed by new responsibilities, and anxiety can cause conflicts in school. Some of the most common mental health challenges students face include: ·     Anxiety ·     Depression ·     Eating disorders ·     Addiction ·     Thoughts of suicide […]

10 Thinkings That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it’s often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.  As we go about our daily routines, our internal monologue narrates our experience. Our self-talk guides our behavior and influences the […]