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Depression on Quarantine

Depression on Quarantine

Quarantine has exposed many elements of the human experience. Introverts seem to bounce back quicker than extroverts. Anxiety, loneliness, and learned helplessness seemed to be common responses to the current social landscape. However, one mental health experience...

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Why Do We Fear Uncertainty?

Why Do We Fear Uncertainty?

Uncertainty avoidance is something that we seem to do naturally. The fear of uncertainty has been embedded in the way we interact with our environments. We see this in our myths. The story of two children abandoned in a forest by their parents where they meet a...

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On Self-Esteem in Teenagers

On Self-Esteem in Teenagers

Low self-esteem is an issue that most of us experience at certain times in our life. However, teenagers seemingly experience the ebbs and flow of self-confidence even more so during the developmental stages. Among high school students, 44% of girls and 15% of guys are...

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Although Race is not Real, Racism is.

Although Race is not Real, Racism is.

When we speak of racism we invoke a host of other components that make up the concept that we define as racism. There is a constructed element to race that must be understood if we are to understand what racism is and how we might come to deal with it. For instance,...

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Childhood Environment Is Important For Teen Development

Childhood Environment Is Important For Teen Development

For many, the concept of a social environment having an affect on someone’s development has been common knowledge for years. This is extremely valuable to realize when it comes to parenting. Not only does an environment affect how a child is raised, it also has an...

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We Are Social Beings.

We Are Social Beings.

Being a kid on the first day of school, losing a loved one, or even outliving your friends are things we can all relate to. These experiences can take the opportunity to create new social connections uncomfortable and anxiety-ridden. Being lonely is something we all...

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver