I’m Geo, a writer, illustrator, and graduate student of Family Therapy. I believe in the importance of sharing information and knowledge so I write about mental health, spirituality, and psychology to inform people about these topics.
How Financial Difficulty Can Lead to Suicide
I'll start with a personal story. Although I am studying to be a therapist and I am familiar with the theoretical complex subject of suicide I have never experienced it firsthand. Until like many of us it did hit close to home.
Money in Relationships: How To Talk About Money In Relationships
Having an honest conversation about money is an important part of any romantic relationship. Because, as much as we all hate to admit it, money and relationships can be difficult topics to navigate. Studies show that financial stress is one of the biggest triggers of stress in relationships: in fact, couples who argue about finances early on in their relationship are 30% more likely to get divorced than couples who don't. However, there are ways to build good practices when it comes to discussing money with your partner.
Strings of The Universe
We felt like a reunion long overdue, your energy and your eyes familiar, your arms that immediate home. Crazy mushy stuff. The way the universe conspired to make each of our meetings so unique. Pulling strings like a scripted play, making time and people stop.
Latin American Cultures and our 527-year Struggle with Racism
We as a younger generation of Latinos have the responsibility to start a very difficult conversation about race with our loved ones. This conversation is necessary as our cultures have 527 years of colonialist ideologies engraved in our DNA.
6 feet apart no more
Social distancing and isolation have shown me how important touch is for us. The simple ability to receive touch and touch someone we love was so natural pre quarantine that I am sure most of us took it for granted. The simple act of holding hands and being able to kiss someone we love without the virus lurking over is a feeling that I will personally be looking forward the most after quarantine is over. Thus, I believe that the days after quarantine are going to be defined not by the experiences that we missed out on, such as going to the beach or going to Starbucks, but by the ability to finally touch and hug those we love with complete freedom.
Quarantine Music Therapy
If there is something that’s kept me sane during quarantine its music. I find music as my own personal mental health booster. I often go to sleep with music and find dancing at the most random moments the most perfect form of self-expression and therapy a human can have.