Post Tagged with: "self-care"

RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

Often, colleges present themselves as microcosms of the real world, yet in many ways they do not resemble it. The grades and accolades that we seek at college will not define our post-graduation selves as much as our perseverance through difficult times will. If we are too focused on the[Read More…]

by November 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Seeking Out Your Own Self-Care

RIOS: Seeking Out Your Own Self-Care

Content warning: This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. All of us experience difficult times in our lives — more than once. When they occur, our general instinct is to bottle them up, to pretend that life is as[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Letting Others In

RIOS: Letting Others In

Each of us can have an immense influence on the self-care of those around us. We should always be cognizant of how we can help lift people up, allowing them to realize their true self-worth. Along the same lines, we should let others help us when we feel vulnerable. By[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

Before transferring to Georgetown, I viewed a withdrawal on a transcript as a poorly disguised bad grade, a symbol of weakness. Yet my time at Georgetown has taught me that a “W” means something quite different. To me, a “W” can represent one’s ability to prioritize mental well-being over academic[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Jinwoo Chong\The Hoya

Self-Care As An Act Of Resistance

Almost half my time at Georgetown has been a time of deep, resounding depression. Sophomore and junior year were some of my worst and best times at Georgetown. I have enjoyed this place, but I had given so much to people that I did not leave much for myself. An[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 8 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

End The Stigma, Start The Dialogue

My story is all too common, but unfortunately, it is rarely discussed. In the spring of 2015, my workload was unprecedented. As a junior pre-med, I was taking physics, biochemistry, Spanish and philosophy, conducting lab research and studying for the MCAT. I was overwhelmed, stressed and slipping back into a[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Reclaim Your Nature

November can be a daunting month. Largely free of exams and punctuated by a sorely-needed Thanksgiving break, the month seems relaxing and refreshing. But as seasoned Hoyas know, the halcyon weeks whiz by, Thanksgiving dinner wraps up and students are packed on Lau 3 reviewing slides for that dreaded “Econometrics”[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top