We saw a bunch of blogs fill EmpowHER's community this week, all on different topics. One woman shared her story of anxiety and how it has impacted her life, and another offered helpful tips to stay energized during the back-to-school college season.
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1. Some Crucial Things To Consider Before Going For Cosmetic Surgery
From the blog: "It does not matter how small or big the surgery is going to be, you have to know the risks that are involved in doing so. You can always research online for the risks involved in any type of surgery. However, the best person to get information on this topic from is your surgeon. It’s their job to tell you the risks involved in going for a cosmetic surgery."
2. 8 Tips to Boost Energy and Feel Refreshed During College Term
From the blog: "1. Exercise. Exercise is the best fix when you need a fast energy boost. Bike across campus for 20 minutes or take a brisk walk. The energy boosting effects are nearly instant and can last up to two hours. Exercise increases endorphins and endorphins are mood boosters. With a little exercise, you’ll have more brainpower to complete your paper, and you’ll be happier to do it!"
3. The Loneliness of Depression
From the blog: "Anyone who has struggled with depression has experienced agonizing loneliness. Having someone there doesn’t change the emptiness we feel inside. It isn’t simply that we are lonely because we desire to have someone there at our side. We believe we are utterly and despairingly alone in the world.
4. How Anxiety Rules My Life
From the blog: "My ex used to tease me about having OCD because I always had to check the door knob to make sure the door was closed and locked when we left the house; Likewise, when I came home, I had to make sure the door is securely closed and locked before walking away. If I was heading out and leaving my children home alone, I would check twice. I knew my two large teenage boys were fully capable of taking care of themselves; I just wanted to assure myself they’re locked safely inside. I would even check my pets' cages regularly, always tugging at their doors to assure myself that they’re properly latched. I am admittedly obsessed with everything being locked and secured. This isn’t something I do occasionally. It must check the doors EVERY. SINGLE. TIME."