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Question: do you know how to rest? Think about it. Living in a society that is production driven, we are socialized to attach our identities and self-worth to our output or the amount of work we have done. Often, we don't allow ourselves a break until we think we have...

I'm the kind of person who changes clothes multiple times a day to fit my mood or boost my mood. It is the ultimate form of self-care for me. If I am feeling cruddy, I will put on some lipstick and a different outfit.....instant mood boost! Especially now that when mos...

Journaling is a powerful tool for healing and managing mental and emotional health. As a child, my mother was always writing. She wrote down everything from lists of things to-do, to the goals she wanted to accomplish. Journaling is a habit that I learned from her....

With the constant influx of information coming at us from everywhere, it is important to keep your mental health and self-care a top priority. The images and news stories that we are exposed to can create feelings of fear, pain, anger, confusion, and anxiety. In today'...

I watched the most recent episode of This Is Us, and as usual, I was blown away by the way they handle mental health; specifically anxiety, panic attacks, familial support, and Black men and therapy. If you haven’t seen this week's episode and want to avoid spoilers, p...

Wow! I am still processing all the magic that happened yesterday. I attended TWO

tour stops for Elaine Welteroth's new book More Than Enough. The amount of #girlpower and #blackgirlmagic that I witnessed was unbelievable! I couldn't believe it and I was there! The first...

Today is global running day. This is a day that celebrates the sport of running. Runners of all ages and abilities pledge to take part in some type of running activity. I have been a runner for about 12 years now. I stared off as a run/walker, then a jogger, and now I...

For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, my husband and I travelled to Greensboro, NC (my hometown), and Toronto, Canada.

My intention is to travel at least 4 times per year. Some of the trips are local/drivable day trips. Other trips require flying both nationally and interna...

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“If you’re a couples’ therapist, why do you focus so much on self-care?” I am asked this question all the time. My answer is: the most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves. The way we take care of ourselves greatly impacts the way we are able to sho...

Happy fall! Although the weather is still warm here in Atlanta, there is a distinct coolness in the air that lets me know fall is here. A new season is the time to reset and reassess the habits and practices from the summer. What worked for you during the warmer months...

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