3 Tips to Help You Stay Afloat Mentally

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When the weight of life is pulling you under water, remember that there are always buoys that can lift you up. Here are three tips to help you stay afloat when you’re drowning mentally. As a college student—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic—I often find myself drowning in everything I have… Continue reading

Health from Home

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Our journey toward personal health and wellness can also be a journey toward spiritual health and happiness. The past few years have seen a rise in the popularity of health and wellness. Many people have been eating better, exercising more, and taking care of their mental health. The past few… Continue reading

Embracing Our Forever Trials

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There are some trials that you just can’t shake—no matter how much you’ve healed, they’ll be with you for the rest of your life. And that’s okay. One day you wake up and your whole life is different. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one. Maybe you’ve suffered from an accident,… Continue reading

Contest Winner: “Stay This Night with Me”

We face many battles throughout our lives, but we can be strengthened through the power of music. Martin Lowrie Hofford, a first lieutenant in the Union military, served in the American Civil War until he was seriously wounded in 1863. Through the gloomy lens of mortality, Hofford witnessed death, sorrow, fear, and division sweep… Continue reading

When Worry Wins

We all experience anxiety. But when anxiety dictates your actions, you need to find help.   According to mental health specialist Lyle J. Burrup, “anxiety is a normal human emotion” that can grow to become a debilitating disorder that “impedes normal functioning.” In his Ensign article “Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders,” Burrup… Continue reading

Your Body Is Not a Battleground

Fighting an eating disorder can sometimes seem like you’re fighting yourself. Luckily, you’re not the only one in the ring. In a world that advertises a strict standard of perfection, it’s easy to find ways you don’t fit the mold. This fault-finding attitude can have devastating effects on our mental… Continue reading

Combating Suicide

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The LDS Church has recently launched a new webpage, “Preventing Suicide,” to combat suicide and its traumatic effects.  Suicide is difficult for many of us to talk about—perhaps because we don’t want to be vulnerable, make others uncomfortable, or say the wrong thing to someone who we know is struggling.… Continue reading