Social Life in Your 20s: Expectations vs Reality

Social Life in Your 20s: Expectations vs Reality

Our twenties can be summed up into two feelings: excitement and dread. From the very beginning of this new phase of life, we are faced with the harsh reality, adulthood is hard.  While maneuvering through childhood, many of us clung to the illusion that adulthood...
Social Distancing…no more

Social Distancing…no more

After a year of stress and adjustments, here comes one another. As social distancing and mask-wearing regulations loosen, many are anticipating summer months full of social experiences. However, with invitations to gatherings, indoor dining and recreational activities...
Anxiety or Fear:  Which is it?

Anxiety or Fear: Which is it?

You’re walking down a dark, lonely lane on Friday the 13th.  The wind is hallowing through the narrow path as you cautiously navigate the damp cobblestone.   Suddenly, you hear what seems to be a loud crashing a few feet behind you.  A black cat howls with a deafening...
Avoidance: Fuel to the Fire of Anxiety

Avoidance: Fuel to the Fire of Anxiety

As we go about our daily lives, we constantly shift our behaviors according to our surroundings. The way we choose to behave is motivated by the desire to put us in the most comfortable mental space possible. When feelings of anxiety surface, instinctual coping kicks...
How are Red T-shirts and Anxiety Related?

How are Red T-shirts and Anxiety Related?

Imagine yourself walking down an alleyway at night. All of a sudden, a masked person wearing a red t-shirt approaches you with a gun. Thankfully, you’re able to get away safely but at that moment you felt immense fear, discomfort, and anxiety. A month later, you walk...