Visit to the Water Fountain

A few weeks ago, I decided to visit a huge water foundation that is near my area. It was a short walk, like a few blocks away. I quickly walked over to the park where the foundation is located. I was excited and felt eager to get there. It became increasingly quiet on my way… Continue reading Visit to the Water Fountain

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Two Weeks of Anger

While I was reading one of counseling books, it was going over polarities which is a component of Gesalt theory. In a very short summary, polarities are the two extremes where people tend to fall. For instance, adult vs. child, loving vs. hateful, strong vs. weak, etc. Polarities could be used for any type of… Continue reading Two Weeks of Anger

Black Community in the Mental Health Field (My Experience)

Even though more people of color have been entering the clinical psychology/counseling field it is still predominantly white. In all of my classes I am one of few people of color. Sometimes it’s rough being the only black person or one of few, its kind of feels like I do not belong in the field… Continue reading Black Community in the Mental Health Field (My Experience)

Vulnerability

A week ago, in class my professor played a TED talk video by social worker and researcher named Brene Brown. The video was entitled “The Power of Vulnerability.” In the video she talks about her research and how it led to learning that vulnerability is the main factor in people’s lives that allows them to… Continue reading Vulnerability

Some Ways that I Practice Staying in the Present Moment

In my previous post, Staying in the Present Moment, I talked about my work toward staying in the present moment. Now here are some ways that I practice staying in the moment: Meditation is probably my #1 method. You would be surprised at what 5-10 minutes of deep breathing can do for you. Guided meditations… Continue reading Some Ways that I Practice Staying in the Present Moment

Staying in the Present Moment

Something that I have really trying to work on since I graduated college is staying in the present moment. Throughout my life, it has been very difficult for me to stay present for longer than 5 seconds. Worries and anxiety seep into my mind quickly and distract me from whatever activity I am engaged in… Continue reading Staying in the Present Moment

Music is Powerful

In my opinion, the power of music is honestly not talked enough. The right song, artist, sound, and/or genre can really transcend you to a completely different place, some good and some bad. Songs from your past can take you on a nostalgic ride and take you back to the exact moment you first heard… Continue reading Music is Powerful

The Thing about Personal Growth/Change

Recently, the idea of growth and changing has become pretty popular, which is great to a certain extent. I say to a certain extent because I am noticing that some people are changing not for themselves but for others. Or some people feel pressured to go about their personal growth journey the same exact way… Continue reading The Thing about Personal Growth/Change

Ways I Jump-start my Creativity

Just like everyone else, I go through periods where I don't feel creative and I need something to spark it. Below are some of the ways I get my creativity going during low times: Reading other people’s works such as blogs, articles, poetry books and other types of books. Recently, I read Bored and Brilliant… Continue reading Ways I Jump-start my Creativity

Bored and Brilliant Book Review

In the beginning of June, I read a book called Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi. I wanted a book to read to get my creative juices flowing because I didn’t create anything in a while. This book seemed useful based on the description… Continue reading Bored and Brilliant Book Review