Being Shy and Connected

Being shy isn’t something to be ashamed of depending on the situation or circumstances, anyone could be shy.

Like put me in a room with a bunch of women sharing faith. I may not be loud, but believe me, when I say I still chime in and pay attention.

And the older you get, the harder it seems to stay connected with old friends or even make new ones.

Why? Because our seasons of life don’t always match up with our friends seasons and then it’s the cycle of putting yourself out there to meet new people.

And if you’re shy, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

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OCD: More than the Common Misconception

So often we hear the chanty words “oh that’s just my OCD.” Is it really? And the answer to that is no.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) isn’t little ticks or habits. It’s not being a neat freak or perfectionist.

It’s a mental disorder that causes you to obsess over specific things or occurrences and the repetition of rituals.

When an individual that actually hears people throwing around the idea doing something because of their OCD in light, it takes away from the seriousness of those that suffer and struggle with OCD on a daily basis.

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The Importance of Self-Health

Recently, I’ve become really passionate about self-health and have been really motivated to be more healthy every single day. This is because, if we’re being truly honest with ourselves, as college students (or young adults), we can do some things to our bodies that are anything but healthy.

Sometimes we don’t eat enough, sometimes we eat too much. Sometimes we don’t get enough sleep, sometimes we sleep all weekend. Sometimes we drink only coffee for three days straight. None of these habits are healthy, and that we can all probably agree with.

But today I want to tell you why kicking these habits and being healthy is important and why you need to make self-healthy priority.

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How to Say No, When You’ve Said Yes

Have you ever said yes to something that you know you should have said no to? You have so much going on in your life, but someone asks you to do something and you say yes because you don’t want to let them down, you don’t want them to think you can’t manage a few (read a lot) of things at once or maybe you think that you can handle it when in reality you can’t? I have done this before time and time again. I have overcommitted myself to the brink of a mental breakdown. You’d think I would have learned my lesson but nope. I have a full plate and still invite new things to be added then get so stressed out and panicked because I have so much to do. Maybe one of these days I’ll learn.

If you are like me and you say yes to things that you know you should say no to I’m going to share how to say no when you’ve said yes.

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Bringing Mindfulness into Your Day

I used to think that mindfulness was all about breathing and having positive thoughts only. I didn’t understand how anyone who went to university or had a job, or did anything other than sit at home all day, could possibly bring mindfulness into a busy life.

But the more I researched into it, the more I found that it was exactly what I needed to maintain balance in my life, and that it’s actually completely attainable.

Here are three ways you can bring mindfulness into your life, even with a busy schedule.

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Eating Disorders- More Than Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating Disorders are painful. Not only for the individual with the disorder, but also for those that love and care about the ones involved.

It usually takes time to develop an eating disorder, where it gradually happens over time. It’s not a choice. No one wakes up one morning and thinks they are going to start an eating disorder. It’s not a diet. It’s a mental health issue, which are always touchy subjects.

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Images of Self-Image

You are kind. You are beautiful. You are loved.

How often have we heard those words? Is it once a day? Once a week? Once a month? Maybe we’ve heard them and nodded and said thank you, but not really registered them. Maybe because deep down we believe they aren’t really true.

How come others see beauty in us when often times, we fail to see it in ourselves?

The first day of middle school dawned bright and clear, and I was all ready to go with my first day of school outfit. You know, the one you spend hours laboring over to determine what kind of new “image” you want to have. I had finally chosen the perfect combo, a red shirt with decals (hello early 2000’s), and a cute skirt. Or so I thought.

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