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A budding journalist and graduate of the University of British Columbia's journalism school, Akhila is passionate about the environment, politics and issues of social justice.

When she's not racing against writing deadlines, she can be found hunting for bubble tea and the best happy hours in the city.

Automatic Negative Thoughts Can Contribute to Body Dysmorphia

Unlearn the intrusive beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you from recovery.

By Akhila Menon

Dating

Red Flags and Green Flags for Cohabitation

Your relationship is in a good place. Should you risk spoiling that by moving in together?

By Akhila Menon

Over-the-Counter Drugs Are Safe, Right?

We all use store-bought medications, but the side effects could be affecting your sexual health.

By Akhila Menon

Dating

The Feeling of Falling in Love

The earth didn't move, no stars in their eyes: Here are the real signs of the lovestruck.

By Akhila Menon

Communication in Relationships

Enthusiastic Consent in Relationships Requires Ongoing Conversation

Giving and receiving sexual permission is a skill that needs to be learned and developed.

By Akhila Menon

The Danger of Treating Melatonin as a Supplement

It's a hormone you already have in your body, so is it a risk to add more?

By Akhila Menon

Art Therapy Is a Creative Approach to Mental Health

More than art for art's sake, it's simple, expressive and might help your anxiety or depression.

By Akhila Menon

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

The Hidden Grief of Early Pregnancy Loss

Untangling the emotions of miscarriage is a challenge, no matter the timeframe.

By Akhila Menon