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    You’re a few months out of college, your new job schedule is pretty tiring, and the lack of a complimentary campus gym makes working out harder. Dealing with all the new stresses (and expenses) of adulthood can put fitness on the back burner, especially if your post-grad budget, like mine, doesn’t leave much room for ...
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    Anyone that’s a sufferer of occasional or chronic constipation completely understands that digestive issues can be a real pain. Anyone at any point of their lives can suffer from constipation, but it’s much more common in people who are female, dehydrated, lack fiber in their diet, inactive, are up in age, take certain medications, or ...
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    …According to internet trolls. I have struggled with my weight for years. It goes up, it goes down, and back up again. I don’t blame it on anyone but myself. I love food, I love going out to eat, I love sweets, and I love trying/making new food. On top of that I am an ...
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    Mental illness is an epidemic taking over our nation. A majority of individuals have some form of a mental health problem in one way or another, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, medicated or unmedicated, accepted or unaccepted. One of the hardest things to do is to witness someone go through the stages of depression – especially ...
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    It’s not just skipping a meal every now and then. According to many studies, eating disorders rank the number one mental illness with the highest mortality rate. 1.o%-4.2% of females have battled Anorexia Nervosa in their lifetime. 4% of women will develop Bulimia Nervosa in their lifetime. 4 out of 10 people have experienced or know ...
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    You can accomplish more than you think you can. Growing up as an anxious child and dealing with anxiety in my teen and young adult years, I never thought I would be a good leader. I was always the quiet one in the background that no one noticed, and many times, that’s how I preferred ...
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    “A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” Whatever the cause is of your anxiety, know that there are simple ways to get it under control. 1. Yoga and Meditation Calming your spirit is one of the top ways to bring anxiety down. Find some ...
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    We’ve all felt it before — something is happening, something that requires action, immediate action. And yet… we can’t move. We don’t have the courage to speak up. You’re left frozen, immobile, impaired. The gravity later sinks in, frequently accompanied by shame and guilt. Why do we sometimes turn to stone when faced with stress? Only later ...
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    Why is everything so hard? I find myself crying these words often when things aren’t going my way. Sobbing them into my pillow when I feel like a screw up. When I feel jealous of one of my Facebook friends who seems to get everything they want without trying.  Or I get another negative pregnancy test. ...
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    Today I am not writing about terrorism, because that is all we have been reading in the news lately. Instead, I want to write about another threat out there: the rising number of people with allergies around the world, many of whom have severe reactions that could lead to death. Unfortunately, I am one of ...