Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Many of us learn to be tough and resilient under stress, which serves us well in our daily lives. The only catch is that these “superpowers” can become weaknesses if we rely on them too much.

When I say “I’m fine” too quickly, I am often masking the true impact hard emotions and stress have on my body. That’s when “toughing it out” starts to have diminishing returns. Compartmentalizing and suffering through emotional discomfort can have mental and physical costs over time.

Changing old habits is not easy, but I am learning to sit with difficult emotions longer and to listen harder to what they are trying to tell me.

For nostalgia’s sake, I hold onto items from my past relationships. But social media changes everything.

With direct messages and texts, ghosts of relationships past aren’t so easily sorted

I used to think I needed a house and a big salary by age 30. Now that I’m about to leave my 20s behind, I have new goals.

Now, I want to find what truly makes me happy

The short winter days make me sad. Here’s how I cope.

Nothing I’ve tried is a cure-all, but I’ve found some remedies that work for me