• Article

    You should affirm yourself: Here’s why

    I have heard a lot of people say affirmations are cheesy. At some point, I even thought so myself. Now, I have a bold card of affirmations hanging on my wall, and I still use them when my anxiety rears up its head. What changed? Well, when I started therapy this year, my therapist suggested that I affirm myself daily with a particular set of statements. I was skeptical, but I did it anyway. They helped me, so I did a little research to see how I could use this knowledge to help others as well. What are affirmations? Simply put, an affirmation is a positive statement that helps you…

  • Poetry

    The empty letter

    I wish I could write in colourful wordsHow my heart broke when you walked through those doorsBut the blank page screamed silence to meAnd yet aptly described my feelings; empty The sparks and firesThe raging butterfliesSmoke-clouded nights and firstsMemories we didn’t remember to forget They all seem like lifetimes agoLike memories buried underneath stockpiles of snowHow to calm my mind about words time did steal Not fault my mouth for not speaking what my heart doesn’t feel I could wrap it up with silly rhymesOr lie and say I wish I could turn back timeBut no– you and I, where we should be is exactly where we areGone are the…

  • Real Talk

    Today

    You grow up waiting for a defining moment to remind you of where you are at any given point. You think, in middle school, you’ll get to bump into that handsome (albeit not very bright) guy in the hallway and live out your ultimate middle school fantasies in the back of the classroom with him, just holding hands. You think that in high school, you’ll get all the same classes as your best friends, date one of the popular guys who somehow genuinely cares for you, run for prom queen, and win. You think you get to have it all; the fun, the mistakes, the grades, the friends, the experience.…