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Cheers to the Little Wins

Good news

Looking for good news in 2020 can feel like shoving your hand deep into the unknown of the couch cushions, praying to feel a nickel brush against your fingertips.  You know it’s bad when the chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dr. Ken Duckworth, looks at a CDC study on COVID-19’s…

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7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Graduated College

Spring is a time for new beginnings. Flora is coming back into bloom, baby animals, and of course, graduation season. I often find myself extra nostalgic during this time of year as I think back to my college graduation. I thought I had it all figured out. And while I was nervous about what came…

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Treat Yo’self With These 5 Mental Health Apps

mental health awareness

450 million. That’s the number of people worldwide living with a mental illness, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Four hundred and fifty million is just over 100 million more people than those currently living in the U.S.  And even though it’s 2020 and we have incredible mental health resources, nearly two-thirds…

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7 Inspirational Books to Refresh Your Perspective

Books are a great way to learn something new, escape to another world, or dig deeper into personal growth. They also offer an opportunity to step into another person’s (or character’s) shoes and learn about the world from their point of view.  In recent years, I’ve made reading a habit — whether it’s flipping through…

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Sticking to Your Career Resolutions After January

career resolutions

According to U.S. News & World Report, the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is said to be about 80%. What’s more, most lose their resolve by mid-February. So, while we all dove into 2020 saying this was the year we were going to keep track of our expense reports and stop using DoorDash to…

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The Mental Health of Your Team: Your Most Prized Priority

mental health

I was a year into my career.  I loved the fast-paced environment. The changing tasks. The close-knit team. The innovative entrepreneurs I met on a regular basis.  Sure, I didn’t love editing. Sure, there were a lot of late nights… OK, nearly all of them. Sure, I constantly felt like I was juggling a sword,…

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4 Ways Creative Employees Can Improve Mental Well-Being

mental well-being

“I can’t write anymore. No. I can’t think anymore.”  This is the inner-dialogue I’ve battled so hard — so many times. As a content creator, and now creative content director, I didn’t feel I had the time to feel so mentally exhausted. So, I pushed. I made myself attempt to be productive.  The vicious circle…

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