Finding Focus through Meditation

I know meditation may not be for everybody, but hear me out on this one. Like I mentioned in my previous post, self-care is the most important way to improve mental health. Under the umbrella of self-care, I include meditation. I started getting into meditating after I attended a few yoga classes about three years… Continue reading Finding Focus through Meditation

My Tips for Better Mental Health

Yesterday, I participated in a Mental Health First Aid training for work. The purpose of the training is to be prepared to understand, identify and respond to someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid doesn't teach you to be a therapist, but it does teach you how you can… Continue reading My Tips for Better Mental Health

Shifting Focus

I started this blog a few years back before I took my first study abroad trip to Spain. I intended for it to be a travel blog, which it was for a while. But with the current COVID situation that has plagued us for almost a year now in the United States, I believe it's… Continue reading Shifting Focus

Welcome 2021!

Well, once again, it's been a while since my last post. I am about to embark a new, busy journey by starting my MBA program this week, so I decided I needed to wrap up my 2020 and start off 2021 the right way by sharing my goals with you. Twenty-twenty was definitely not the… Continue reading Welcome 2021!

Sharing isn’t easy

Recently, a friend reached out to me and asked, "What made you decide to share your diagnosis with everyone?" My initial response was because I wanted to find others who may have the same thing as me and may be too afraid to reach out for help. In short, I did it to help others.… Continue reading Sharing isn’t easy

Coping with a Pandemic

Now that I've had time to sit at home and ponder what the future holds, I have been able to witness a few different types of coping strategies from my family members, friends and even myself. In the beginning, I thought staying home wouldn't be too bad since I am an introvert, but it has… Continue reading Coping with a Pandemic

The Quarantine Blog Post

The date is April 9th, 2020 and things are far from normal. I never imagined the whole world being on a complete lock down and forced to quarantine. But today, that is the reality. It has been a long time since my last blog post, which means I have a lot of catching up to… Continue reading The Quarantine Blog Post

Packing Tips for Abroad

Preparing for a long trip abroad, and need help packing?? I've been wanting to do a blog post regarding packing for quite some time, and even have friends requesting that I do one. Since Chile was my second time traveling abroad, I thought I would have the whole packing thing down. Turns out, that wasn't… Continue reading Packing Tips for Abroad

The End of Another Grand Adventure

Well, my last week here in Chile has not been exactly what I imagined it to be. My weekend started out with a hike at La Campana National Park in Ocoa Valley, which was about two hours away from Santiago. This was another USAC organized field trip and definitely one to remember! In total we… Continue reading The End of Another Grand Adventure