Blog Posts

Everybody Wants To Be Relationship Goals

Ever wanted to spend time with BAE only to discover BAE wants to go hang with the homies for the third weekend in a row? You start to open your mouth in protest only to be shut down by your own inner thoughts, “She did pull an all nighter at ...
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Fat and Scared to Give Birth: How Weight Stigma Can Be More Dangerous Than Being Fat

Do you know that feeling of sitting on the exam table after just having your weight and blood pressure checked by the nurse? Have you gnawed on the inside of your jaw thinking about what your medical provider would say either verbally or through body language when they enter the ...
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OVERCOMING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

My name is Keischa Pruden. I am a therapist. I am dealing with depression and anxiety. The last 15 months have been…. interesting, to say the least. The world has seen its share of death, sadness, madness, disbelief, and now, a recovery. We are working our way to a new ...
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Supporting Black Men’s Mental Health

Men have been considered strong and emotionless since the beginning of time. When a man is born, society builds in him certain beliefs and notions that he begins to unconsciously live by. So, we hear things like men don't cry, men aren't 'weaklings', men shouldn't show vulnerability, all of these ...
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A Breakup Letter To My Anxiety

Dear Anxiety, You showed up when I least expected. You started off as a whisper, but you continued as a loud bang. You would say things like, you’re not good enough, you don’t deserve good things, you’re flawed. I tried to brush you off. You would go away, but only ...
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Anxiety, can feel like walking up a steep hill

Have you ever parked your vehicle on top of a hill? It feels great as you look down the hill and admire the view. Wow, things have never looked clearer and you may find yourself starting to feel sentimental. Ok, so now it’s time to walk down the hill. Gravity ...
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Men’s Health & Pride (Part 2)

    In the previous blog post (link here), we talked about some considerations for Black men and Black LGBTQIA+ individuals. We briefly looked at and considered some of the challenges these communities face. Now let’s dig deeper into how to do this.   Explore your biases/judgments/perspectives. Before engaging with ...
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Men’s Health & Pride (Part 1)

June has several observances, including national best friend day and national selfie day. It is also the month that signifies the beginning of what so many people look forward to (depending on where you are in the country) SUMMER! For me, the most important observances are PRIDE and men’s health. ...
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3 Most Common Problems In Marriage By Dr. Laura Louis

There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship or marriage, for that matter. One way or another, married couples face rocky episodes at some point during their marriage. Below are three of the most typical marital issues that every couple face during their married life. 1. Struggling With Finances This ...
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THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW YOU’RE WORTHY

How do you know that you are worthy? What makes you feel worthy? Is it the attention or admiration that you get from others? The likes, the DMs, or people telling you you’re attractive. Or is it having a significant other that validates that someone finally wants to be with ...
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