When you visualize a toolbox, what do you see? What kind of tools are inside? Is there one tool? Or is there multiple? What is each tool used for? A toolbox can be a great metaphor for our coping strategies … Continue reading Finding Tools For Your Toolbox
It’s easy for us to give advice to others to ‘ask for help’ when they don’t know something or when they are struggling. But often, we can get stuck because we don’t know what to ask for. I may be … Continue reading Asking for Help
“It’s not your responsibility.” This is something that others would tell me, and something that I would tell myself constantly. “It’s not your responsibility to make sure that your parents are happy.” “It’s not your responsibility to be your friends’ … Continue reading Responsibility
Occasionally I find myself in a slump, feeling unmotivated, uninspired, bored, and tired. On one hand, I feel the need to do something to reinvigorate myself and to energize myself, but on the other hand, I have no interest in … Continue reading Getting Out of a Slump
A fun thought exercise that my partner and I like to engage in is thinking about alternate realities — what would alternate reality Queenie be doing in this moment? There could be parallel universes where I reacted to situations differently, … Continue reading Alternate Realities
Lately, I have been consumed with news about COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Whether it’s online or in person, conversations with others always involve some percept of the coronavirus — How do we protect ourselves? Should we be scared? … Continue reading On the Coronavirus: What if we die?
Ever since finding out that I was offered a place in a graduate program, I have been suffering heavily from imposter syndrome. That’s a fancy way of saying, “I may have made it and achieved my goals, but I have … Continue reading “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”: Understanding Imposter Syndrome