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Archive for February 2019

Putting Your Mask on First

If you’ve ever flown on a plane then you know the routine, find your seat, buckle up and prepare for take-off. Next, comes the safety spiel so familiar that you can probably say it along. So here it goes, “in the unlikely event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down…

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HIV in the African American Community

In honor of National Black HIV Awareness Day, it is crucial that we draw attention to the disparities of HIV rates in communities of color. Today, highlights HIV in the African American/Black community, the racial and ethnic group most disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Even with the increased awareness in the rising rates of…

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Dear Brown Girl

This post is for all the women who look at themselves in the mirror with doubt, hide their pain, and question their self-worth. I am speaking directly to you in hopes that I may reach the deepest part of your spirit that has ever been crushed, dampened or bruised. Though you may struggle to see…

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The Year of Productivity

I heard a word today and felt compelled to share it. I was told 2019 is the year of productivity and immediately began to think of the “New Year, New Me!” folks. I wondered how they were doing, how many of them were successful and honestly how many had given up already. Here comes the…

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Making Emotional Wellness A Priority

Psychotherapy is a possible resource to help you assess your mental health in a safe way and below are a few reasons you should consider it.  Mental health is something most people agree should be important but don’t necessarily make a priority until the situation is critical. Life changes such as a career transition, new…

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