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These days, whenever you’re feeling stressed, frustrated, angry, sad, or really any emotion outside of happiness, the first piece of advice most people are apt to give is, “Have you tried meditating?” But… meditation is complex and not for everyone! That’s why its calming cousin—breathwork—is a great alternative.Breathwork is an ancient healing technique, with science […]

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There are many styles and variations of meditation that all offer rich mind-body calming benefits. To name a few, there are breathwork meditations, visualization meditations, bilingual-guided meditations, musical walking meditations, and even Harry Styles-narrated meditations. But, when you’re feeling especially tight and tense, one meditation is a definite go-to: a body scan meditation. As its […]

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Complex PTSD describes a response to trauma that has been repeated over and over. It is more commonly seen in sufferers of abuse and neglect in the first 15 years of life. The fact that the abuse is inflicted by someone who is supposed to take care of the victim separates it from simple PTSD. […]

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If you’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. Many people have heard of the fight or flight response, but fewer have heard of the freeze response. And for many people, that just seems like a fancy word for […]

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Sexual assault is a pervasive problem in the United States, including in the Armed Forces. Through our conversation with Lucie Piper, we hope to bring knowledge to the public and be an overall resource for military sexual trauma (MST) victims and the community to help individuals they love. This topic isn’t spoken about enough. In […]

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This episode is a conversation about loss, grief, and fitness with Julia Steier. Julia lost her husband in 2013 to rare liver cancer when she was 28 years old. In the months and years afterward, Julia used her grief to create positive lifestyle changes. She has been involved in NCAA Athletics for 14 years and […]

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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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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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