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I Tested Talkspace For A Month – Here’s How It Can Help

I Tested Talkspace For A Month – Here’s How It Can Help

In college, before online therapy, I visited a counselor. A lanky, older gentleman invited me to sit, a leather couch spanning the entire width of his small cramped office. From imposter syndrome to family woes, the experience was so uncomfortable I never went back. When I did, I found a therapist who could give me a safe space to share and heal. There I felt understood. Unpacking past traumas and accepting my reality became a reality. At that time I called New York City home. Living in the Big Apple meant a high cost of living making therapy more of a guilty pleasure than a necessity....

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Starting a Business? 7 Things to Do First

Starting a Business? 7 Things to Do First

Starting a business can seem really scary at first. At the beginning, there's a lot to learn about managing a business, creating a brand, and finding clients. Not to mention, it's risky. In his memoir "Shoe Dog," Nike creator Phil Knight describes entrepreneurship much like being an outcast. "It was my first real awareness that not everyone in this world will like us," he writes, "or accept us, that we're often cast aside at the very moment we most need to be included." Knight experienced this first hand, whether it was within his own family or with outside creditors and banks as his shoe...

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A Change of Heart: 8 Ways to Heal from Trauma

A Change of Heart: 8 Ways to Heal from Trauma

?hI begged God to kill me that night. I was ringing in the New Year on my parent's couch, wishing for the end. Seeing trauma and abuse for what it is, comes and goes in waves. Like healing. What's it like to heal from trauma? Healing from trauma is not easy. It’s challenging to disentangle yourself from traumatic events and abusive relationships but not impossible. Many who end up in relationships with narcissists, for example, come to see the patterns that kept them hooked began within their own family or circle of friends. Being a highly sensitive and empathetic person can...

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