Blog Posts

“STAY CONNECTED” The importance of Connecting Beyond Social Media

Yes, we all know it takes a village, but have we created it, or did we get comfortable relying on someone else to build it? For me, October 4, 2001, started out as a regular Monday until Social Media went down unexpectedly for about 6 hours. I don’t know about ...
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The Holidays Are Coming- Overcoming the Holiday Blues!

Photo Courtesy of Canva The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming. For some people, that stirs up positive emotions. It makes a smile come across their face and they can feel the tickle of excitement running through their body as they start to imagine the sights, sounds, and smells ...
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Black, Queer, and Drowing in Shame

Being Black and Queer in some parts of America today is a death sentence in a way that is different for people that are closer to White and Queer. This burden is especially heavy for Black Queer youth. Take Lil Nas X or Zaya Wade. Most of what you see, ...
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“It’s Hard to Breathe With This Mask On: Struggling with Your Emotional ‘Weight’ ”

There is a pandemic, in the Bariatric community, and that is people are tired of carrying their emotional weight underneath the heavy mask of obesity. The expectation to be strong and pretend you’re happy, even in the most challenging circumstances, is uncomfortable and makes it hard to breath. The reality ...
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“Cinderella Rising”- 7 Life Lessons Through A Powerful Movie Review

I don’t really like musicals but because of social media pressure, you know how it is to scroll and notice those “everyone else is doing it posts,” I reluctantly decided to go ahead and watch it too. And let me just tell you, there are not enough positive adjectives to ...
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Domestic Violence Awareness

In the midst of a pandemic, we can often forget that there are other silent epidemics present. One that has been continuous throughout time is Domestic Violence. I thought it would be a great idea to shine light onto a frequently quieted topic during the month of October as it ...
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Self-spotting for Success!

I took my first brainspotting training in April 2021. I wasn't sure what to expect and if I'm honest I was quite skeptical. Well, my mind was changed immediately! I was able to participate in demonstrations and practice with other practitioners. I even stepped outside of my comfort zone and ...
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The Recovered Professional In Observance of Recovery Month

Michael K. Williams was an actor who became well known and loved because of the characters he portrayed in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Love Craft Country. However, he became so much more than his characters when he was interviewed by Tamron Hall. Mr. Williams was invited to share his ...
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