As college graduates, when we finally start the job hunting process, we all have the same complaint: everyone wants candidates with way more experience than we have! Academic credentials are just not enough; not even first class honors guarantee a fair shot at your dream job. So how do you land that dream job? --- or at [...]
Stress is experienced almost everyday by everyone. People experience it in different ways and different strengths.
Stress is the situation or events that put pressure on us and our reaction to being placed under pressure.
But what has stress got to do with mental health?
Well there are 2 reasons. Stress can be caused by a mental health problem and vice versa, a mental health problem can be caused by stress.
For example, if you are constantly stressed at work because of the people around your or because of situations, you could experience anxiety or depression. On the flip side, if you suffer with anxiety, for example, you may struggle to do certain things which could begin to stress you out. Oh what a vicious cycle!
The physical side of stress
If you are stressed, you may not be able to sleep. It is so hard to sleep when you…
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This post continues the retelling of my recent trip to Belize, participating in an archaeology field school and learning about jaguar conservation. More specifically, it details a brief side-trip to Guatemala. The rest of this series is located in the Travel category of this blog.
On the morning of June 16, 2017, I awoke in Flores with a start. My first night back in ‘civilization’ had not been restful, haunted by the knowledge that I must eventually return to Northern California. Fortunately, the day was about to improve dramatically. We were going to Tikal.
Tikal is one of the greatest archaeological sites in the Americas. Encompassing 57,600 hectares, Tikal is the largest excavated site in the New World (UNESCO, 2018; Ecotourism & Adventure Specialists, 2015). It was initially settled by the Maya in 800 or…
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