The Five Love Languages, Applied to Self

By Kristen Riordan (Schneider), grad intern, White Picket Fence Counseling Center. Perhaps you’ve heard of the five love languages, first coined by Gary Chapman. The five love languages outline the ways we communicate love to others. Love languages can be applied to romantic partnerships, friendships, and family relationships. Yes,...

Toxic Positivity

I recently came across the hashtag #toxicpositivity on Instagram and was curious about how these two words were being put together. I often think about how there is a trend on social media for people to portray themselves as happy and positive all the time. Unfortunately, this can have...

What to Do With Your Anger

  I was taking a relaxing walk on the causeway, where there is a beach on both sides of the road. Because it’s such a beautiful natural area, it’s also very popular – especially on the weekends. Though drivers are supposed to yield to pedestrians and cyclists, I watched...