Tag: well-being

Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome.

By Ruchika Tulshyan and Jodi-Ann Burey Summary.    “Imposter syndrome,” or doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud at work, is a diagnosis often given to women. But the fact that it’s considered a diagnosis at all is problematic. The concept, whose development in the ‘70s excluded the effects of systemic racism, classism, xenophobia, and other biases, took a fairly universal…

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People and Organizations That Provide Online Mental Health Resources for Marginalized Communities

By Melissa Matthews Since March of 2020, we’ve been in a constant state of anxiety and grief. Naturally, you might be looking for mental health resources—or even online mental health resources—to help you cope. In the wake of the pandemic’s arrival, we’ve lost millions of people globally to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Some of us have experienced financial strain, worried about job security, or…

Prioritize Yourself and Your Needs with These 6 Mantras

By Aisha Beau The phrase “self-care isn’t selfish” has been making the rounds on social media. And although this is very true, it can feel easier said than done. In a recent survey, 40% of Shine members said they don’t practice self-care as much as they’d like because they prioritize the needs of others before their own. Despite the benefits of helping those around…

Why Nostalgia Deserves a Spot in Your Self-Care Routine

By Martha Tesema It’s safe to say we’ve reached peak nostalgia. Whether it’s in the music we listen to (“1999” by Charli XCX, anyone?), the shows on Netflix that are all about various decades, or the proliferation of Timehop screenshots and #ThrowbackThursday posts (who hasn’t participated in at least one?), it’s pretty clear: The past is our friend, and we find a lot of joy in taking…

A Guide To Mindfulness: Why You Need To Start Training Your Mind (And How You Can Begin)

Think of mindfulness meditation as a brain gym. It is literally training your brain to be in the present moment, by focusing on your anchor point, which, for most people, is their breath. By Dr. Saliha Afridi The world that we live in today is not conducive to mental health or wellbeing. We are constantly bombarded with images and information through our multiple…

How to Show Gratitude to Your Past, Present, and Future Self

By Molly Shea By this point in your self-care journey, you’re likely familiar with the idea of practicing gratitude and its many upsides. Regularly expressing thanks for the people, things, and events in your life has been linked to better sleep, smarter financial decisions, and a host of other benefits. But how often do you turn that gratitude inward rather than outward,…