Gen Z and Climate Anxiety

Have you ever heard of the terms climate anxiety, eco-trauma, and ecological grief? Chances are, if you’re part of Gen Z (anyone born from the mid 1990s to 2010s) you have. These terms were created by psychologists and environmental scientists and are part of a new vocabulary used to describe the doom and despair ofContinue reading “Gen Z and Climate Anxiety”

Bloody Hell! We’ve Got to Destigmatize the Period

I had my first period when I was twelve years old. That day I had worn a royal blue skater skirt to school with spandex underneath. I remember walking into my mom’s office after school and doing a twirl because I wanted to show her the way my skirt moved. She was the first oneContinue reading “Bloody Hell! We’ve Got to Destigmatize the Period”

How Can We Support Our Teenagers?

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of additional resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources. Mental health has become an increasingly important topic within the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, especially in teenagers. With suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression and other mental health related struggles and disordersContinue reading “How Can We Support Our Teenagers?”

Not Your Mother’s Gratitude Journal: Using Instagram to Boost Your Happiness

Promly’s own Katerina Rettino offers some advice on how to use social media and journaling to increase your happiness and remain grateful in the face of challenges. Check out her article, originally posted on her wellness blog in December 2020 below. Additionally, check out some more of her posts on her blog linked here! TwoContinue reading “Not Your Mother’s Gratitude Journal: Using Instagram to Boost Your Happiness”

Is This the Quintessential Gap Year?

I can’t pinpoint exactly when this mindset began, but for the majority of my high school career I hated the idea of going to college. Not just taking harder classes, but living in a dorm, leaving all of my hometown friends, and the mindless partying I associated it with.   This might sound all too familiarContinue reading “Is This the Quintessential Gap Year?”