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Mental Health

4 Ways to Mentally Adjust to Moving and Life Changes

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once stated that “the only constant in life is change.” And, although it might sound like a paradox, in actuality, we are constantly evolving, disrupting our lives in search for something better. However, as humans our mental health can become extremely fragile during these times, making falling into a negative mindset much easier. Here are my top tips, that I have personally used, to embrace the change that comes with moving. Lock

Race

The Asian-American Dream in Post-Election Society

I had been #WithHer for the past few years. I was yellow, female, and undefined. I was looking for representation in the American government–I was looking for an individual that could advocate for my voice because I, as an individual, wasn’t able to. I was searching for a solid identity within the tapestry of the American Dream, and I believed that the candidate I was rooting for could support that. I retweeted, shared, liked her

Race

Asian Or American? My Tug-of-War For Identity

I first noticed it at lunch—how my classmates always brought foods that were different from mine. Their lunchboxes were filled with Nesquik Chocolate Milk, Lunchables of crackers and ham, Cool Ranch Doritos, and string cheese, striped like orange candy canes. The flashy fonts and characters danced as my classmates tore open their shiny wrappers. I gazed longingly between their eats and mine—mushy fried rice in a clunky metal Thermos—wondering why I never got lunches as

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