routines & apple pie

There’s something comforting in routine and tradition. Especially as we live in a world where things seem so unpredictable and chaotic at times, it can be a huge relief to stick to the tried and true habits that we’ve formed over the years. Following a daily routine has been proven to alleviate anxiety and depression,…… Continue reading routines & apple pie

reflections on a busy summer

I have once again fallen into the trap of writing all the time, but not posting anything on here. A few months ago, I would’ve beaten myself up about this, reminding myself that I had a plan and a schedule. After all, plans and schedules are made for a reason, are they not? Fortunately, I’ve…… Continue reading reflections on a busy summer

17 Lessons I Learned in 2020, plus 3 Habits for 2021!

Well, I know I’m not alone when I say that last year was super eye-opening for me. I’ve been luckier than most people; my family and friends are safe and healthy, I have food and shelter, I’m able to focus on my education. “Blessed” is honestly an understatement when it comes to describing my 2020…… Continue reading 17 Lessons I Learned in 2020, plus 3 Habits for 2021!

major life changes

The past six months have been absolutely crazy, and it doesn’t look like life has any intention of slowing down anytime soon.  My own life has been full of new experiences and opportunities, some good, some scary, but all have helped me grow and understand myself better.  So this post is basically just an update…… Continue reading major life changes

Mental Health Screening for Students (and a life update coming soon!)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’m back with an article I read recently. A life update is long overdue, and will be posted within the next week or so! Published on Rutgers Today, the article talks about New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway as he advocates for mental health screening for students to reach…… Continue reading Mental Health Screening for Students (and a life update coming soon!)

control freak

How many of you can relate to being a control freak? I know I can! When I was in elementary school and we did group projects, I can remember getting an uncontrollable urge to take over. I would plan out what needed to be done, doling out responsibilities like nobody’s business. Of course, since my…… Continue reading control freak

Finding Happiness Through the Dark

This post was written by Ms. Michelle Thornton in response to my first post. If you haven’t read it yet, click the link to see how My Journey Begins!     Hey Cam!  Yea, you!   YOU. ARE. BRAVE.   Being vulnerable isn’t easy. Putting yourself out there and opening up your heart to the world,…… Continue reading Finding Happiness Through the Dark

How To Not Suck at Public Speaking (or at least not die while trying)

Picture this. It’s Wednesday morning and your teacher has just assigned a five-minute presentation for due in a week. Cue the panicking! We’ve all been there. About 75% of the world suffers from glossophobia, or fear of public speaking (fun word, right?). When you add an anxiety disorder to your everyday life, a presentation of…… Continue reading How To Not Suck at Public Speaking (or at least not die while trying)

The Journey Begins

When the idea of starting a blog popped into my head one day, I didn’t take it too seriously. I figured it was just another project idea. I’d spend a few days contemplating actually starting one… and then I’d forget about it. “It’s too much work.” “I don’t have enough time.” “I have no experience.”…… Continue reading The Journey Begins