Ramblings

Triggering Nightmares

UNITED STATES—As a psychology undergraduate I was super intrigued in my abnormal psych course when we studied all things dreams. What they mean? Why we have them and ways that we can best understand what they mean. I am a firm believer that just thinking about something for a minute (actually less than that) can actually trigger a dream...

Losing A Pet Sucks

UNITED STATES—I have lost a pet in the past before, hell to be honest I’ve lost 3 pets in my lifetimes. Each dog lived more than a decade. However, in this past week I lost my Schnauzer who was 17 years old, and it struck me like a ton of bricks. When most animals are sick you have an...

The College Hustle

UNITED STATES—Right now, a host of students are getting ready to head back to college or to step onto a college campus for the first time. College life can be scary people when you first step onto that campus and get a taste of independence as an adult. I remember my first days on the campus of Michigan State...

A Cellphone Is Not A Must People!

UNITED STATES—I recently had a conversation with a few family members at a small gathering and we talked about the past. How things used to be simple. When we did not have the internet, there was no social media and the biggest one of them all: no cellphones. Of course, the youngsters thought we were crazy discussing how cellphones...

Exercise Regimen Requires Discipline

UNITED STATES—If there is one thing I have learned about exercising is that it requires discipline and a plan. For those out there who work full-time jobs, or more than one part-time job, getting that exercise in on a daily basis can indeed be a chore. How so? There are days where you are just mentally and physically exhausted....

Sleep And Stress Go Hand-And-Hand

UNITED STATES—I have not been sleeping well lately, particularly in the past week and I have been trying to pinpoint exactly what has been happening to lead to chaos for me. Well, there is one thing that suddenly changed; my work schedule swapped from midday to afternoon hours to overnight. Yes, so I had to readjust my sleep pattern. For...

Closet Clutter Clarity

UNITED STATES—I did something this week that made me so proud of myself: I organized my closet fully. I mean I took everything that was on hangers, stacked, in boxes, and so much more that I had been ignoring for months. You know sometimes you open that closet, you see all the chaos and the notion of even tackling...

COVID-19 Pandemic Still Not Over

UNITED STATES—We all thought it was over, but it seems the pandemic and COVID-19 is far from over America. It seemed the tide started to turn in March/April 2021 as the vaccines started rolling out to millions of Americans, people were getting the vaccine for COVID-19 with the news that it would protect them from catching the deadly virus...

Putting Others Over Your Own Sanity

UNITED STATES—It has taken me some time, but I have come to the conclusion that I care too much about other people and as a result I am ignoring my needs. My mental health matters because sometimes I put too much on my plate. The sad thing about the situation is that people know that about me and they...

Get Off Social Media People

UNITED STATES—Oh, social media how the times have changed before the invention of the internet where platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Tik Tok and so many others people conversed. We had times that we talked to people, we wrote letters, we engaged in conversation and we actually talked to people. That does not even seem to exist...
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