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Ellamentally Yours: Self Care is Key

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Dear Reader, Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! This month I challenge you to ask what self-care looks like to you. I’m sure it’s different for every …

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Ellamentally Yours: Finding Where Our Roots Grow

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Dear Reader, Where do your roots lie? Our roots can stretch across continents, and they don’t always have a single point of origin. I was born …

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Ellamentally Yours: Understanding Our History Through Healing

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Dear Reader, I was chatting with an old friend recently, and we started discussing the way we were raised. Everyone’s upbringing is different and these differences …

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Ellamentally Yours: Spirituality, Medication, and The Mind

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Dear Reader,  I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions because I pretty much give up after January is over. I find New Year’s resolutions fleeting …

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Ellamentally Yours: The Journey to Self-Love

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content warning: suicide, self harm, substance abuse Dear Reader,  January was always an interesting month for me. My birthday is in January, which I never enjoyed …

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Ellamentally Yours: Setting Boundaries with Others and Myself

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Dear Reader, Honestly, 2020 was a crazy year, but it gave me the opportunity to reflect. Being inside during quarantine forced me to confront my mental …

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Ellamentally Yours: Healing My Mind through My Body

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Dear Reader, Remember how I said that mental health wasn’t really a solidified concept in my head until I came to college? I didn’t even begin …

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Ellamentally Yours: Facing Myself through Therapy

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Dear Reader, Have you checked in with yourself today? After I started doing yoga, I became more aware of the way I breathed. I started to …

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Dirty Birds Take Flight in New Price Center Location

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After the announcement almost two years ago, San Diego’s premier wing spot, Dirty Birds, has finally landed in Price Center (PC). Located in the former Round …

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Introducing: Ellamentally Yours

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Dear Reader, I’ve never been a journaling kind of person. Journals — to me, at least — are too hard to keep up. With how busy …