Wellness: Financial Health
Aug07

Wellness: Financial Health

If you’re like me, you spent half your adult life running away from the topic of money, while still being an active consumer of it. By the time I went to grad school 6 years ago, I was a financially illiterate millennial signing on for 120 thousand dollars’ worth of student loans, with no required training. When I realized what I had gotten myself into, three years later, my response was, “What the hell, [insert grad school]?! Why...

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Wellness: Crisis Mode
Jun22

Wellness: Crisis Mode

Our country’s in a state of crisis. That is pretty damn clear, no matter what else you may believe about the situation. A crisis, however, can be the catalyst for transformation and change. That transformation and change isn’t automatic and is most certainly not easy (otherwise, it wouldn’t be a crisis). But a hard-fought journey is as victorious, if not more so, than an easy one. So as we fight through this crisis, praying or yelling...

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Wellness: Know Your Limitations
May22

Wellness: Know Your Limitations

Limitations get a bad rap. They’re the bane of our existence. Always stopping us, always preventing us from doing something. But what if limitations are only limitations because we call them that? What if limitations only become limitations when we assign them that category and give them that power? This is tricky, and the only way to see through this façade, which feels SO convincing in the moment, is to flip the image to its head....

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Millennials & Stress
Mar26

Millennials & Stress

According to a survey by the American Psychology Association, Millennials are the most stressed-out of all current living generations. Time to bust out those stress-relievers, peeps. One of the most reliable stress-relieving tools in my toolbox is meditation. It’s come in most handy when chaos was abound and my mind craved stillness. You know how you can tell when you’re thirsty and you need to drink water? Well, just like that, I can...

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Wellness: Physical Fitness, Alone, Isn’t Enough
Feb10

Wellness: Physical Fitness, Alone, Isn’t Enough

Image By Intergrated Wellness  When I was a kid, I marveled at stories of my grandmother, of being her town’s midwife and nurse. The babies she delivered, the semi-sprouted beans she pulled out of noses (yes). They inspired me to want to become a doctor, and I stated with strong intent at the age of 6 or 7, “I’m going to find a cure for AIDS.” Somewhere along the way, around the age of 16, my interests changed.  I envisioned myself,...

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