As I am taking a psychology class on theories of personality, One individual that stood out to me was Carl Rogers. He was a firm believer in communicating all feelings to avoid build-up, which results in an inappropriate relay of emotion once one has reached an overwhelming level. Doing so involves risk but can result... Continue Reading →
This post is a recommended read! As someone who is majoring in psychology, I have taken classes that focus specifically on gender differences as a result of societal expectations and how harmful these expectations can be. I absolutely love creating an atmosphere that openly discusses the impact that “masculinity” can have on the way a man decides to portray emotion. Cheers to eliminating the perpetuation of toxic masculinity.
I wasn’t too keen on the exercise that I found myself participating in. To begin with, this was a new set of men that I had just acquainted myself with a few weeks prior. But there I found myself, staring eye to eye with a guy that I barely even knew. At that moment, all I knew is that I wanted to hug him…. and that simple desire brought me more shame than I had felt in a long time.
The exercise wasn’t the least bit complex. In fact, I didn’t expect it to trigger the emotions that it did. Yet at that moment, I felt safe and grateful, and I wanted to hug him…. and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that.
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Written: Nov. 22, 2019 I wrote this blog in attempts to find clarity and determine personal innovation. I had a few days at the beach to reflect, and I did a follow-up reflection on my initial blog. I made sure to turn in my last assignment for my one class while making sure I was... Continue Reading →
This year, Christmas has been very different for me. I am at a hotel, away from all I’ve ever expected Christmas to be. There was no Christmas tree, very little Christmas music, and a lot of confusion. I did, however, try and find time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. In all honesty,... Continue Reading →
Written: Nov. 19, 2019 I’ve had some time to think lately. A lot of time to think, actually. I’ve spoken with people who feel the same way recently. Confused, uncertain, and a little lost. I found comfort in knowing the similarity of emotions being felt or, personally speaking, the lack of emotion. Quite frankly, the... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone! Long-time, no see! I'm back and, hopefully, better! 😉 I set some goals, some of which have been completed, some of which are set in motion, and some yet to be completed. As of October 1st, I began a newfound journey based on the lessons I have learned this year. "Commit to the... Continue Reading →
As Summer is in full swing, I have had some time to reflect. I had a month off of school and it looks as if I am planning to take Summer classes. I am spending the Summer working at the beach and I am grateful for this opportunity to embrace change and, ultimately,... Continue Reading →
My 21st birthday occurred earlier this month. It's funny because a lot has changed since last year. Tears, renewed friendships, faded friendships, different fears, new discoveries etc. Last year, on my birthday, I found out that my dog, age 11, was most likely going to pass. She had gotten sick at the beginning of March... Continue Reading →
At first, I became nervous and overwhelmed that I did not meet my blogging goals, yet again, this past month. But then it dawned on me; isn't this what my intention was for the new year. To take thing slow. To avoid getting ahead of myself and, therefore, stay true to God's timing instead of... Continue Reading →
There is something so bittersweet about the end of a year. The ending of a cycle. The ending of memories made. But also the ending of sorrow; the ending of heartache. How often do we hear, "what happens in 2018, stays in 2018?" Whether it be a mindset or an attachment, people want to forget... Continue Reading →