Showing posts from October, 2016

Seasonal Depression

Hello, friends. Today' I'm tackling a topic that's not talked about a whole lot, but that I believe is important to acknowledge. Today, we discuss seasonal depression.

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder, is a mood disorder involving depression that occurs at the same time every year. It is usually self-diagnosable, can be treated within months, and must be treated by a medical professional.
SYMPTOMS OF SEASONAL DEPRESSIONThe symptoms of seasonal affective disorder include:
apathyanxietygeneral discontentloss of interest in certain activitiesmood swingsexcessive sleepinessinsomniafatigue appetite changeirritabilitysocial isolationdepressionlack of concentration
TREATMENTSeasonal affective disorder can be treated a number of ways and within months. These ways include:
talk therapyself care (physical exercise)medication (anti-depressants and Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)light therapy
A NOTE FROM MEUnfortunately…

Feminism 101

Hello, everyone. Last week, I wrote my Women's Studies Midterm paper, and it got me thinking about feminism and how the definition and purpose is misunderstood by a large group of people. So today, friends, we talk Feminism.

What is Feminism?The definition of feminism is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.So basically, equal rights of the genders in all aspects of life. But it's not only gender-focused. Feminism also involves the advocacy for equality of all races, genders, and sexual identities in every aspect of life.  When people think of feminism, the first thing that comes to mind is usually angry women who hate men. But let me be the one to tell you that this is completely, 100% false.
Here are some other misconceptions about feminism you may have heard or that you believe yourself.
1. "Feminism is only for women. Men cannot be feminists."
This one is very, very wrong. Notice that the definition of feminism is advocacy for equali…

New Beginnings

Hello, lovely people. It's Monday morning, and yesterday, I decided that it was time for a change. If you are currently reading this, you're probably looking at the blog and saying to yourself, "Why does this look different?" Well, it looks different, because it is.

I am changing the name of my blog to Hello, It's Hannah, how to survive in a world full of chaos, as told by me.
This past week, I was feeling down and unmotivated to write, because I was having trouble finding what to write about. I thought that I was running out of post ideas because the title and focus of the blog was preventing me from writing about other things I was passionate about. So even though I will be sticking to the self-care theme for the most part, I am also going to include other subjects that I think need to be talked about. Those subjects include the environment and how to help it, social and political events and information, and just things I feel that every human needs to k…

Night Routine for Less Stress

Hey guys! Sorry for the long break between posts last week. I've been a busy bee. But I'm here today addressing a common problem we students have: stress. It's basically ingrained in us. We've been experiencing stress for as long as we've been in school, and finding a way around it can be very difficult. But there's an easy way to eliminate at least a small part of this stress, and that's by creating a morning and night routine. This way, your day has a little bit of structure and you're making time for taking care of yourself. Today, we're focusing on the night routine.
How to Create A Night Routine

1. Find out what you need most.
This routine's purpose is to eliminate YOUR stress and make YOUR life easier. So decide what specific things you need to include in your routine to make sure you feel good. Here's my list:
Wash my face and moisturizeDo some nighttime yogaReadPick out my outfit for the next dayPut K Cup in the Keurig for tomorrow's…