Could a simple potted plant be the key to unlocking your mental wellness and social capital? Perhaps not, but it could certainly help. This article explores the recent phenomenon of house plants and describes some of the mental health and social benefits of owning and caring for plants.
When you are growing up you always think that everything you need to know is being taught to you. With the myriad of knowledge being thrown around understanding what life skills you need to be a happy stable person can be confusing. Knowing how to take care of yourself and your assets is essential to creating a life and a home that supports growth. This article discusses life skills related to cultivating your assets like your lawn, home, or car and why they are important to know.
Chronic illnesses are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Today, there is an increased understanding of the multidimensional influences that self-care can have on chronic disease. There are effective self-care strategies that can help people with chronic illnesses improve their health and quality of life. This article discusses some positive lifestyle changes that individuals can make in order to mitigate some of the symptoms of their chronic illness and help them live a more comfortable, pain-free life.
Using your network of friends, coworkers, and family can be useful in trying to advocate for causes you care about as a compassionate individual. In this article, I discuss the benefits of utilizing social media and online streaming to garner more attention and create positive engagement around causes you’re passionate about.
Going back to school as an adult is a life-changing decision that will impact both you and your family. But how do you decide if it’s right for you? Will you have to quit your job? How will it benefit you in the long run? This article is about the potential benefits and drawbacks of going back to school as an adult.
Whether you’re early in your career or years down a successful career path, at some point, you’ve likely thought about spending your working hours making a difference in the world. If you’re thinking about making a life change in your career, there is likely no better time to do so, as many people are changing careers post-pandemic. This article defines what a purpose-driven career is, how people can find a career with purpose, or start a business of their own.
As the world continues to shrink, it’s never been more possible to simply get a job in another country, pick up and move— but the question is, should you? Will companies in other countries even hire internationally? How is the process different than getting a job in your country? This article is about the pros and cons of getting a job outside of your native country. It also gives insights on how to make the process easier for yourself and for your future employers.
Growing old. It is as constant as the sunrise and yet somehow as foreign as a trip to the moon. Everyone experiences growing up and growing older, and yet each experience of this phenomenon is quite unique. This article is a human interest piece discussing the pros and cons of growing older in America within a society immersed in social media.
With so much going on in the world, it’s easy to forget to be present as well as remember many of the important moments in our lives for what they are. Using photos as a tool to preserve even small moments is an incredibly important part of culture, our heritage, and our mental being. This article explores the importance of photography and how it preserves important family and emotional memories for years to come.
When you get diagnosed with a chronic illness, mental illness, or some kind of medical diagnosis where the outcome will take a long time to be treated, you go through a range of emotions. While it may be a relief to have answers, it can also be incredibly stressful, emotional, and might cause pain for you and others. How can you cope with a new health diagnosis? How can you find support? How can you talk to family members, friends, and coworkers about this? This article provides techniques for making this process easier on those affected.