We Could (All) Be Heroes

Learn to draw your own wings and fly My part time job at my university involves me doing writing consultations. The other day, I was helping a student who was trying to come up with a topic for a personal essay- he could choose absolutely any topic. I told him that if I had to…

Jump Then Fall

What to do when you don’t know what to do Jump then Fall is the title of one of my favorite Taylor Swift songs. It tells a different sort of story, but expresses the same sentiment as the one I’m interested in- jumping into an opportunity that you’re curious about, and figuring out what exactly…

Growth Mindset

A step-by-step guide for the novice Hi again everyone! It’s been about a week since I was last able to post. It’s the middle of the summer, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the changes that I’ve made and growing I’ve done up till my halfway point in college. Overall, I can honestly…

Kindness and Community Health

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great 4th! The 4th of July is always a reminder to me that I have a lot to be thankful for: having autonomy over my mind, body and behavior, living in a place where I feel safe, having the ability to be myself, and above all, having a…

An Honest Discussion About Self-Expression

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and right in the midst of taking summer classes. My summer this year has been full of empowerment because I’ve gotten the chance to see the bigger picture of how the world works. I’ve been granted the opportunity to reflect on how the way I think about myself, and the way I act as a result not only influences my mental health, but the mental health and lives of everyone else around me.

Promote Your Blog Here!

Found this online and thought it was a great idea! I started blogging about two years ago, but just started blogging using wordpress a couple months ago. I love sharing my own thoughts but also like hearing and reading the thoughts of others. Check out my blog and I’ll check out yours!

Dieting Mindset

Being healthy without being miserable Hi everyone! I was excited to see that I got a lot of positive responses to my last post, based on why we crave sugar and how we can satisfy this craving while still being healthy. Going through the process of writing that got me thinking about dieting in general-…

Food for thought- Sweets

Sweets And Your Mood Hi everyone! It’s Aarti, and today I’m in the mood to talk about something sweet-literally sweet! There is one thing that is common about every season which is that every season brings along a new kind of sweet and savory treat. And while it’s not bad to enjoy these types of treats…

Gear up for a healthy summer

Take a breath: in, then out. Then repeat. Imagine yourself running- maybe you’re in a lavender field that fills you with the sweet, refreshing and flowery yet relaxing scent of the purple flower; maybe you are running up and down the salty sea at the beach,  wet sand between your toes. Imagine bliss: a sun-filled sky,…

4 ways to live your life honestly

When someone asks us how we are, we are expected to respond that we are “well”. We are expected to greet people at school, at work and in public with a friendly smile, and for the sake of professionalism, we are expected to hide our tears, our anger or despair, because any other state besides…

A D.I.Y guide to putting yourself out there

About two months back, I got my nose pierced. I’d been thinking about doing it for over two years, and I kept telling myself that one day, when I could afford to pay for it, I’d do it. But doubt, fueled by repeated warnings that it would get infected and I would grow a horrible…