Alina Gallupe

I am a graduate student studying Mental Health Counseling in Cambridge, MA. Long time reader and novice writer. I strive to combine my mental health knowledge and my love of writing to explore all topics related to the human experience. 

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How I Switched My Cat to Wood Litter
2 months ago
As someone who grew up with cats, cat litter was always a staple in my household. I saw litters of every kind come and go. From massive boxes of clay that I could barely lift with my scrawny arms to f...
5 Positive Impacts of Cats on Mental Health
10 months ago
Despite the Crazy cat lady stereotype, cat owners may well be some of the most well-adjusted people on Earth. This is because owning a cat comes with many emotional and physical benefits. When thinkin...
How Your Cat Says 'I Love You'
a year ago
One of the main arguments that dog owners often have for disliking cats is that they are not affectionate. This misconception comes from the more subtle ways that cats express their love for their hum...
What to Do If Friends or Family Are Allergic to Your Pet
a year ago
You just brought home this little bundle of furry joy and you are obsessed with it. Whether a puppy, kitten, or a more senior new friend, this animal is now a major part of your life. So, there is abs...
Is Your Cat Drinking Enough Water?
a year ago
We always hear how important it is for humans to be drinking enough water through the day. However, this is just as important for your pets. Cats can be especially tricky because they are often picky ...
How To Curb Your Cat's Nocturnal Activity
a year ago
As any cat owner knows by now, cats are essentially nocturnal creatures. Whether they are getting random bursts of energy and running all around your bedroom or biting your toes, this nocturnal activi...