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Boundaries protect your personal self by setting a clear line between what is me and what is not me. A lack of boundaries opens the door for others to determine your thoughts, feelings, and needs. Defining boundary is a process of determining what behavior you will accept from others and what you will not. Setting […]

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Abraham Sculley and Fani Rondon are both passionate mental health advocates who have been working together for over three years. They focus on promoting mental health awareness and eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. Due to their different cultural and racial backgrounds, Abraham as a Black man and Fani as an Afro-Latina woman, bring […]

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Have you heard of radical acceptance? Maybe by your therapist or perhaps on social media? With radical acceptance, I overcame and heal from self-defeating thoughts, hurt, toxic relationships, anxiety, and depression. Radical acceptance is when you stop fighting reality, stop responding with impulsive or destructive behaviors when things aren’t going the way you want them […]

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Have you ever wondered why it is SO hard for someone to stop their addiction? Even when they know their addiction is unhealthy, they still are a slave to their addiction. My father is a recovering drug addict. He was clean for 17 years, relapsing right before my 17th birthday. I remember the day I […]

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Toxic behavior doesn’t just inflict hurt; it damages well-being, prompting us to believe that it reflects how others see us.  In high school, I remember a social media platform that you can submit comments about someone anonymously. The user could log in and see what others have posted about them. I remember specifically a comment […]

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This is a bold statement, and there are feelings that are unhealthy, for example, suicidal thoughts. In this blog, I am talking about society and social media always having the expectation of happiness. Negative emotions like fear, sadness, and anger are a basic part of life and sometimes we struggle with how to deal with […]

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Worry is something that we all experience. It could be about financial security, our future, security, relationships, or health.  Worry is that sense of insecurity, unease, and fear over what negative events may happen – as unrealistic as these concerns maybe – is one of the most unpleasant emotions that you can experience as a […]

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When I first heard this term I didnt quite understand it. Did it mean to stay calm? Did it mean to stop what I was doing? Was this a mental skill or a physical skill?  I put it on the back burner and didnt come back to it until I started seeing it more and […]

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Grace and forgiveness can be an overwhelming emotion if you have difficulty applying it to yourself. Often, individuals with low self-esteem have a habit of blaming themselves and have trouble giving themselves grace. Guilt can be overwhelming. Sometimes for things in the past, sometimes for words that were not said or words, that were said. […]

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Tesa Saulmon

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