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Body Image Through the Lens of the Media

Body Image Through the Lens of the Media

Wellness looks different for each individual, and no person should feel inferior based on the way they look. The past year has been filled with traumatic events that have affected many people mentally, emotionally and physically. Just as people go through emotions, their bodies also are subject to change, especially in the middle of a pandemic. As we know, social media is a great tool to maintain and create connections. It is also where users struggling with self-esteem issues often turn to. Body image and social media have a complex relationship. Individuals can see content with encouraging body empowerment posts. In retrospect, social media networks have documented the evolution of ever-changing ideal body images. Unfortunately, society's standards are based on unrealistic photo-shopped images.

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Why in-person learning is esstential for children during COVID-19

Why in-person learning is esstential for children during COVID-19

We are now almost a year into the coronavirus pandemic. In one way or another, we have all been affected. However, our students have bared the brunt of changes. Typically, the younger you are the less likely you are to suffer from a severe reaction to COVID-19, however, the virus itself is not the only issue we need to be protected from.  School closures, stay-at-home orders and shutdowns of businesses have contributed to the increasing rates of depression and suicide among younger individuals.

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Pandemic-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Pandemic-Friendly Valentine’s Day

Yes, it’s almost Valentine’s Day and we are still in the middle of the pandemic. Although there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the hope of vaccinations, for the present time we are still stuck in our quarantine bubbles. The pandemic looks different for everyone. Some of us haven’t left our houses in almost a year while others have had to maintain a sense of normalcy.

In the past year, we have moved remote for work, social interactions and even dating. Online dating has taken on a new meaning and assisted us in starting new chapters in our current relationships while allowing us to build new ones. The use of dating apps has skyrocketed and new features have made communication more accessible. As we approach the season of love you have to prioritize the safety of you and your loved one whether that’s remaining online or moving communications in-person.

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The Evolution of Social Media

The Evolution of Social Media

Social media was originally designed to connect friends and family by sharing information and content from our day-to-day lives in a quick, accessible way. Although this may have paved the groundwork, its roots have evolved rapidly since the 20th century.

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The Kids Aren’t Alright…They’re Stressed Out Too

The Kids Aren’t Alright…They’re Stressed Out Too

Last year was full of uncertainty, and with this comes unease and internal struggles. In times like these, people need encouragement the most. It seems the world as a collective, is in need of a reset and recharge. As school semesters came to a close, and students are preparing for a new year amidst constant changes, it’s vital that we ask ourselves, ‘how are our younger generations handling all of this?’.

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Is Your Well-being Suffering Because of Social Media Likes? 

Is Your Well-being Suffering Because of Social Media Likes? 

Is your well-being suffering because of social media likes?

If so, you’re not alone. In a recent study by the Royal Society for Public Health involving 1,500 teens and young adults, social media activities on Instagram were associated with “high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and a ‘fear of missing out (FOMO).” Both males and females report they regularly struggle to keep up with their peers on social media.

Knowing what exactly is causing these feelings, and learning how to safely combat them, is one way for students to protect themselves from some of these negative feelings many are experiencing behind their devices. 

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How to host your own Virtual Hoilday!

How to host your own Virtual Hoilday!

So many things are looking vastly different this year, and the holidays will likely be for many, no exception. With the Holidays fast approaching, it’s important to remember that creating different traditions this year doesn’t have to equate to the Fear of Missing Out unless we make it so. With coronavirus cases rising around the nation, many are being called to reconsider their thanksgiving tables and holiday planning.    

In an effort to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy, there are many creative ways we can work towards making this holiday season filled with the joy and peace many of us have grown to look forward to year after year.   

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Guys Have Emotions

Guys Have Emotions

Wait, what? Guys have emotions and feelings beyond hunger and anger? Guys are complex human beings capable of experiencing the whole range of human feelings? Yes! It’s true. Men can and do experience feelings beyond hunger. We feel both joy and depression. We feel the pain of a loss and the wow of taking in a breathtaking mountain vista. We even can cry. Not just when Chiefs win the Superbowl, but at times when we feel sad.

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Fall Activities

Fall Activities

Ah, fall. Bonfires. The beauty of the changing of leaves from bright reds and yellows to rust and orange. The air gets colder and crisper and breathing just feels easier. Fall is a favorite season for many and it is our hope to you, that despite everything going on in our world, you’ll still be able to enjoy some of the wonderful things this season has to offer. 

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Negativity on Social Media

Negativity on Social Media

Today, we are relying on social media more heavily than ever - to help us stay connected in a world uprooted by a global pandemic. Consequently, we are being bombarded with too much information, from every aspect of our lives, and every aspect of everyone else’s lives that we choose to follow.  We are witnessing everything from a worldwide pandemic, civil unrest, political upheaval, and catastrophic and sometimes horrific events being recorded live for all to see.  We are being constantly exposed to a lot of heavy information and negatively.

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