How to Make it a Meaningful and Memorable Christmas For You and Your Kids

The Holiday season is brimming with many opportunities to create meaningful memories with your kids. As society becomes more centered on creating curated snapshots and pricey gifts, it’s incredibly important to remember that the Holiday season is not about the material gifts but rather meaningful moments that they will remember until they are older. Associating … Read moreHow to Make it a Meaningful and Memorable Christmas For You and Your Kids

Creating a Positive Environment in Your Home for the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a song that we constantly hear all throughout the holiday season and is reinforced by the many Hallmark movies we watch and the commercials we see on screen. Social media is also filled with bright cheer and this only shows that as human beings – we … Read moreCreating a Positive Environment in Your Home for the Holiday Season

8 Gifts for the Holiday Season that Promote Mindfulness

One of the greatest gifts you can give (and receive) is the gift of mindfulness. This may seem like an impossible task to do but we can give away tools that will help foster mindfulness in the hearts of our families and loved ones. Mindfulness will benefit the ones we love not just during the … Read more8 Gifts for the Holiday Season that Promote Mindfulness

Body Dysmorphia: Explained By a Sufferer

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD or simply body dysmorphia) is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance. The disorder frequently comes along with eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, however, an individual may experience body dysmorphia … Read moreBody Dysmorphia: Explained By a Sufferer

A Letter From a Sibling of a Suicidal Teenager Regarding the Effects of 13 Reasons Why

I come from a dysfunctional family, but who doesn’t? Dysfunction affects the poor and the most affluent, as was graphically displayed on the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, to much backlash and criticism. I happen to come from the upper-lower class, a bitter-sweet spot in the social class system where you appreciate all the little … Read moreA Letter From a Sibling of a Suicidal Teenager Regarding the Effects of 13 Reasons Why

The Controversy Surrounding Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

In 2017, the first season of a controversial, eye-opening, and binge-worthy show called 13 Reasons Why was released on Netflix, with the entire season being released all at once, as most Netflix Originals are. The first season of the series was loosely adapted from the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by author Jay Asher. If you’re … Read moreThe Controversy Surrounding Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

Top 5 Drugs That American Teens are Abusing

When we consider the ramifications of addiction, many of us focus on the bigger picture: We have discussions about how alcoholism and addiction have affected society, the economy, and even communities. But we often fail to consider some of the finer details when it comes to substance abuse. In particular, we’ve not given nearly enough … Read moreTop 5 Drugs That American Teens are Abusing