The Grief of a Broken Design

I’m going to begin with some vulnerability- I’m back in therapy. This was a choice that wasn’t easy. I knew I had struggled with depression in the past, but I believed that to be behind me, as I had a round of extremely helpful therapy my freshman year of college. This time, I simply thought IContinue reading “The Grief of a Broken Design”

A Different Approach To Eating Disorders

Today, 2.7% of teens struggle with an eating disorder. Eating disorders have become an epidemic, with 20% of all college students claiming to either be currently struggling with an eating disorder or previously struggled with one. While both of these statistics are concerning, the death toll is terrifying. ANAD, an anorexia research group, states thatContinue reading “A Different Approach To Eating Disorders”

Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did

Over the summer, my little sister had a soccer tournament at Bloomsburg University, located in central Pennsylvania. The drive there took about three hours and many of the towns we drove through shocked me. The conditions of these towns were terrible. Houses were falling apart. Bars and restaurants were boarded up. Scrap metal was thrownContinue reading “Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did”

Introversion Isn’t An Excuse

    A year ago, I struggled to make eye contact with strangers. I struggled to speak to people I didn’t consider good friends. I avoided places like the dining common and our student center because it was too crowded. Whenever my extreme shyness would get to me, I’d blame it on my introverted personality.Continue reading “Introversion Isn’t An Excuse”