Tag: Mental Health

How to Cope With The Pandemic Anniversary

By Seraphina Seow Although the coronavirus was circulating in the United States in January 2020, last March was full of harrowing firsts. Whether you eventually experienced the illness firsthand or not, your life undoubtedly changed—perhaps even devastatingly—in March 2020, when COVID-19 became a household name in the U.S. If you need a refresher, the American Journal of Managed Care reports that during that month, the World…

10 Tips from College Students on Recovering from Burnout

By Ariane Vigna If you’ve found yourself having a pessimistic outlook on life, being detached from your work, feeling emotionally and physically exhausted, and lacking inspiration and creativity, you may be experiencing burnout.  What’s that? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It happens when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and…

The Japanese Approach to Accepting Life’s Challenges

BY SARAH DIGIULIO Twenty-twenty has been a lot to swallow. But in terms of how to cope and carry on, the best first step may indeed be accepting the realities we’ve faced, however difficult or grim. In Japan, the concept of acceptance is fundamental to the traditional culture. There are many Japanese words that translate to “acceptance” – “ukeireru” is just one of…

99 Affordable Self-Care Ideas For Your Wellness Routine

By EMILY TORRES Do You Need More Self-Compassion? After the year-that-shall-not-be-named, we find ourselves needing a hard reset, a re-focusing on our wellness. We’re all carrying something more tender than what we share on the stage of social media, but the performance of face masks and bubble baths won’t heal those deeper heartaches. We need real self-care. Taking care of…

How To Help Your Children Cope With COVID-19 Stress

By: Lauren Ramakrishna As COVID-19 first spread across the US in early 2020, parents’ main concern became protecting their kids’ health. While masking and social distancing have gone a long way to help ensure the physical health of many children and adults in this country, families report a worrying decline in mental health, particularly now. ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led non-profit,…