Selys Rivera is passionate about making the world a better place through her writing. In her free time, she is either reading, dancing, or playing with her dog.
Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Approach: 4 New Year’s Resolutions to Try for Holistic Health
I remember the first time I heard the term “biopsychosocial-spiritual”. It was fall 2016 and I just started my Master of Social Work program. I sat near the front of the classroom with my new friends in our first human behavior course.
An Earth Loving God: 5 Reasons to be an Eco-Friendly Christian and How to Become One
Denying global climate change. The flat Earth movement. Anti-evolutionists. There are several scientific debates that have not shed a positive light on some very conservative folk out there. I suppose that shouldn’t be that big a deal. We’re all allowed to think what we want so long as we’re not hurting anyone, right?
Come to Jesus: How the Way We Portray Jesus as a Partner – and God as a Parent – Can be Spiritual Abuse
Let me tell you about a new phrase I learned. There’s a student at the school I work at who’s been a handful. He's consistently absent/late, misses assignments, pays little attention in class, and maintains little to no communication with faculty/staff. As much as we’ve tried to help, his attendance and grades are almost to the point of no return. While he says he wants to stay, his actions are working him out of the program.
We are Jane: Why "Jane the Virgin" is My Favorite T.V. Show and Could be Yours Too
*Spoiler Alert* I’m going to make several references to the show across the seasons so if you’ve already started watching it and don’t want any spoilers, come back to my blog after you’re caught up on episodes.
"Suicide Prevention": A Spoken Word #WorthyVideo Post
Hey there #worthyreaders! As you should know by now, I have been doing my Spoken Word #WorthyVideo series where I've been sharing one poem from each section of my poetry collection in the hopes of spreading some inspiration and hope during these difficult times.
"Pride": A Spoken Word #WorthyVideo Post
Hey, #worthyreaders! I hope you're doing well. In case you don't know, I've been doing my Spoken Word #WorthyVideo series, sharing one poem from each section of my poetry chapbook. It's called Rise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook (Revised Edition). You can find it on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Scribd.
My Own Valentine: Why We Should Practice Self-Care (and Celebrate Self-Love) in February
I don’t know how it happens for other people, but I remember the specific moment I realized I loved myself. A couple of years ago, I had the worst year of my life. I won’t go into details as that could fill a book of its own. Let’s just say my self-esteem was the lowest it has ever been.
"Fish, Cheese, and Forty-Two": A Spoken Word #WorthyVideo Post
Hi everyone! I hope you’re holding up well. Hopefully, better than me! I’ve been feeling kind of down recently. I thought that maybe I could do something a little different to inspire me a little bit – maybe inspire you – and offer a little bit of hope.
"Self-Care": A Spoken Word #WorthyVideo Post
Hey, amigis! I hope everyone is doing well. In case you didn't know, I have been doing my Spoken Word #WorthyVideo series where I'm sharing one poem from each section of my poetry collection. It's called Rise in Love: A Poetry Collection (Revised Edition). You can find it on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Scribd. And I've just been doing this in the hopes of bringing some inspiration and hope to others and myself.