• How To: Plan A Self-Care Day 1
    Lifestyle,  Healthy Living

    How To: Plan A Self-Care Day

    It has only been 4 weeks since we started back to school and self-care has never been more needed! There are so many students that need help but only so many hours in a day. It can get really overwhelming. As a social worker, I am BIG on self-care. So, after having a little mental breakdown last week, I decided that I need to actually plan my self-care time. Otherwise, I won’t make it a priority and my mental health will suffer.     What is self-care?   Self-care is an action you do to take care of your physical, spiritual, and mental health. It is key to an improved…

  • Living with PCOS 4
    Lifestyle,  Health

    Living with PCOS

    “PCOS affects over 7 million women. That’s more than the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus combined” -Dr. Louise Chang, MD PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian syndrome) sucks. From the irregular periods and cysts on our ovaries, to the increased risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers, PCOS wreaks havoc on daily life. I got diagnosed when I was 14 years old and I thought to myself, “Finally! An answer! I know why I’m not normal.” Then turned to the GYN and asked, “So what do we do? How do we treat this?” The answer I got was pretty much the “standard” answer of “ We can manage…