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Monday, 23 September 2019 10:26

7 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

You deserve to rest easy at night and wake up feeling refreshed each morning. It may feel like an impossible task, but as it turns out, there are numerous ways we can work to improve our sleep quality at night, as well as help ourselves to fall asleep faster. As a person who suffered from brutal insomnia for nearly my entire life, I can personally vouch for the information I'm sharing below because it truly helped improve not only my quality of rest, but my quality of life. 

More than a third of adults in America have reported not getting enough sleep (ideally 7+ hours), which is unfortunately associated with "an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress" according to the CDC

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 12:21

"It's a man's world."

"It's a man's world." 
 
Those words, uttered by a co-worker I greatly respected, will forever be imprinted in my mind. I'll always remember the way she sighed before making the statement. It was a pained sigh, one of an exasperated woman who knew the unfortunate truth of my situation: it wasn't worth the fight. 
 
This was the unpleasant end to a conversation I had started only a few minutes previously, after confessing to a woman I worked with that I had been enduring months of repeated sexual harassment at our workplace. 
Sunday, 07 April 2019 15:07

9 Chill Songs for Meditating or Relaxing

I am a huge fan of using music to help me maintain a peaceful mental state. On days when I notice anxiety is trying to creep in, or on days when I'm feeling a bit more antsy or frustrated, I like to make sure I'm surrounding myself with things that help me avoid going deeper into anxiety or angry thoughts. Music and aromatherapy help me a TON, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite go-to songs that I love to have on in the background while I meditate or chill. Honestly, I keep a lot of these songs on throughout the day too. It's nice to get a ton of work done while listening to stuff that helps me stay centered and relaxed. 

I’m a pale, half-Mexican woman, with brown siblings and white parents. After our adoption, (long story, you can read about it in a few weeks), we were living in a predominately white area in the Chicago suburbs. My siblings and I represented probably a quarter of the entire Latinx/Hispanic population at the school, so needless to say, we - but especially my older brother and sister, stood out a lot.

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