Emerging Adulthood

A few weeks ago, in my human development class, we talked about emerging adulthood aka 18 years of age-early 20s and possibly later 20s. We read articles and had a discussion on this possible stage. Some theorists consider it a stage of human development while others view it as a transition period, not a stage.… Continue reading Emerging Adulthood

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Constantly Moving

There were times when I didn’t allow myself to enjoy certain things because I knew that they temporary. I didn’t want to enjoy them only be without them and miss them in the end. A main example of is my living situation. Since I am always moving from place to place while in college and… Continue reading Constantly Moving

So I’m Back in Therapy

As I mentioned in this post Vulnerability , I wanted to work on becoming more comfortable with vulnerability. Dr. Brene Brown’s TED Talk showed me that I still had a good amount of work to do. Recently, I started going to see a therapist again. Since this was one of the main ways that helped… Continue reading So I’m Back in Therapy

Anniversary on WordPress

A few weeks ago, it was my first anniversary of being on WordPress. It was a whole year of committing to blogging on a regular basis (once a week). When I originally decided to create a blog, I did not know if I could keep it up for a year. I was not sure if… Continue reading Anniversary on WordPress

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

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