Hey, there! I have some stuff to say, so get ready! … My summer has gone swimmingly. Only because, I designate the summer months to self-improvement of some sort, and let me tell you, I’ve got some shit done this time. These last three months, I’ve evaluated lifestyle choices and made some crucial changes to my daily … Continue reading “I just really like grocery shopping…”
Hello, again! To follow-up my last blog post, I'd like to explain why I chose to pursue clinical mental health counseling (CMHC). Since I first announced my application and acceptance into Plattsburgh’s graduate program, I’ve been asked why I chose to switch fields. I get it. It's unexpected. English….mental health counseling….*balances invisible subjects in palms … Continue reading Why Clinical Mental Health Counseling?
Hullo, everyone! I'm happily writing again. I wrote six words, just now, and I've missed it dearly. As my summer slips away and the fall semester comes into view, I take not just one moment, but many, to think about my experience as an English major. According to my count down app, there is 01 … Continue reading A Dear Friend Once Told Me…
Ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to pick up. Admittedly, I'm not the best uke player out there, but I do know the basics. These baseline skills have allowed me hours of acoustic joy: learning my favorite John Denver tunes, classics like Here Comes the Sun, and modern melodies like Jason Mraz's I'm Yours. Ukuleles are inexpensive, … Continue reading A Healing Hobby: Pick Up Ukulele!
Could you give a quick description of Clinical Mental Health Counseling? I view clinical mental health as the practical application of treating psychopathology. A clinician would make up treatment plans and provide the human relationship that helps a client heal. I think mental health is not only about the chemical and biological mechanisms, but it's also about … Continue reading Meet a counselor-in-training: curiosity, empathy, personal development, & optimism
As I explore the counseling world, I find myself curious about bibliotherapy: using books to heal or cope. This interest calls to mind The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF), located in Waterbury, VT. Their mission is to provide books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to the age of 12. I am confident that CLiF's … Continue reading Bibliotherapy: If You Give a Child A Book…
We all know it’s coming, the exhaustion, the tightness in your neck and shoulders, the inkling of dread when you look at your to-do list. Midterms week is hell. Even for those who have a light workload, the increased stress-level of the general college population dredges campus with negative energies. The pressure to succeed … Continue reading 7 Self-Care Tips For Your Midterms Week (or anytime!)