About Me

Adaugo Iwuala is a certified psychiatric physician assistant with an affinity for words and a passion for education.

My Latest Work

Down to earth: Why you should become a plant parent today

2020 was a year that I’m sure we’d all rather forget. During quarantine, many of us tried new hobbies and dabbled in new activities to try to escape boredom or stay sane. Amid the immense loss, some of us experienced the joy of welcoming new members into our families, like babies, puppies, and goldfish. I, too, welcomed my first-born into my world. It was a small Tradescantia zebrina; also known as a silver inch plant. I immediately fell in love with the beautiful stripes and purple accents of

Strut like you mean it: why walking is one of the best form of exercise

Happy New Year!! New Years has become one of my favorite holidays; I love an opportunity for a fresh start. And, yes, I am one of those people that makes resolutions for each new year. Okay, alright, I know at least one of you just groaned. It seems like these days, you either love or hate the idea of New Year’s resolutions. Whether you call them intentions, goals, dreams…there is something about a new calendar year that can holds so much possibility. For many people, health and wellness are o

Leave a paper trail: Why journaling is one of the best forms of self-care

Self-care is one of those concepts that has become incredibly trendy in the past few years, and thank goodness for it! We all know that common phrase, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” Taking time to take care of yourself physically, mentally, and/or spiritually can help you develop into the best version of yourself. When you feel whole, you can extend yourself to other people in a way that’s meaningful and doesn’t feel exhausting. And it seems like everyone is prioritizing some version of sel

Feeling SAD? 3 tips to battle seasonal depression this year

Barren trees, soft pillowy piles of untouched snow, the twinkle of Christmas lights…winter can be one of the most wonderful times of the year (cue Michael Bublé). But with the winter season comes shorter days, lower temperatures, and chapped lips. And, for some, with the darker days comes an all-too-familiar darkness of the soul. Seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD) is defined as depressive symptoms that are triggered by changes in season (most commonly around autumn and winter month

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