Imposter syndrome, a.k.a Imposter phenomenon/fraud syndrome/perceived fraudulence – an internal psychological experience of belief amongst individuals who, despite objective success, fail to internalise their accomplishments and experience persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud". These individuals believe that they are not as competent as others perceive them to be and that their accomplishments result… Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and your Mental Health: Are you a Fraud? (The 5 types of Imposter Syndromes)
FORGOTTEN SOUND OF LAUGHTER
FORGOTTEN SOUND OF LAUGHTER At the beginning of every new month, I have a habit of setting my monthly goals in my planner. Being the extreme organizer that I am who only functions on order and structure (yes, I cannot have so much as a meal unless it's scheduled down on my to-do list), I… Continue reading FORGOTTEN SOUND OF LAUGHTER
You are never behind in life – A life lesson I learned from grad school
by Nappy One of the biggest challenges to one's mental health and wellbeing is the opinion and emotions of "I'm behind in life". Most people, including myself, have compared ourselves and our journey to the next guy at one point or another. This doesn't only leave you feeling small and insignificant but will often have… Continue reading You are never behind in life – A life lesson I learned from grad school
Anxiety attacks vs. Panic attacks
Although most people and often times some licensed therapists interchangeably use the terms anxiety attack and panic attack, they are not the same and don't manifest in the same way. However, should you be experiencing either of the two, they are a sign of extreme mental exhaustion and worth exploring for mental health instability. So… Continue reading Anxiety attacks vs. Panic attacks
LET’S TALK VACCINE
If there is one conversation ravaging on everyone's lips right now, it's the Covid-19 vaccine. Not only is Covid-19 in itself a controversial topic (I am still trying to comprehend the logic of Covid-19 as a hoax…). But, honestly, let's go there for a quick minute while we're on the topic. So the WHOLE ENTIRE… Continue reading LET’S TALK VACCINE
What is Depression?
Photo by Raphael Brasileiro "It is a coward thing to kill yourself. We all have problems in life but you don't see us going around killing ourselves. You stand and face things. There is no such thing as a problem-free life". This was a statement from someone very close in my life surrounding the subject… Continue reading What is Depression?
Dealing with loneliness in COVID Era
I’m going to admit. When we initially received the Stay-At-Home order, there was a big part of me that was happy because that meant I would have to deal with people less. For someone who seems to have an extroverted personality, I really don’t like being around people (sorry guys, it's not you, it's me)!… Continue reading Dealing with loneliness in COVID Era
Processing Pain and Mental Health
Photo by Dhivakaran S Goodness, it's been a minute since I've been here. Please forgive me, because like everyone else, I'm still just trying to understand and adjust myself to this "new normal" we are all forced to adapt to. But just because I have not been blogging much about mental health doesn't mean I… Continue reading Processing Pain and Mental Health
I am my sister’s keeper: A battle with Bipolar Disorder
This week, I have an inspiring and moving story from Johanna Iipinge. I’m grateful that she shared her story with me, and even more, willing to share with my readers about her journey caring for a sister with bipolar disorder. When she first told me her story, my heart was filled with sympathy, but at… Continue reading I am my sister’s keeper: A battle with Bipolar Disorder
DO ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER??
This is not my usual post on mental health and wellness, but with recent events that have been happening, it's OK to not be in a "mental wellness" state and just want to vent. Besides, venting can be a good mental release too. I'm sure by now we have all witnessed or at least read… Continue reading DO ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER??