Self-Care

Why We Should Forgive and 10 Steps On How To Forgive Ourselves

Forgiveness is a loaded word, and can even be triggering, especially as forgiveness has been weaponized against survivors of abuse. Many religions discuss the importance of forgiveness. They discuss it as if it’s a must in order to be accepted into heaven or to be right with a higher power. For others to forgive someone…

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5 Steps to Overcoming Loneliness

Many people struggle with feeling lonely. Loneliness is not about being alone. After all many people feel happy and rejuvenated by being alone. Loneliness is tied with emptiness and worthiness. You may crave connection with others but your state of mind prevents you from doing this. Whether you feel like you’re trying and not succeeding…

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Self-Esteem in the African-American Community

Let’s get real deep about something that I believe is unique to the African-American experience. This is around a message that we as black Americans receive from our parents, caregivers, and other adults in our lives. The message is “You have to work 10x’s harder than any white person to get ahead”. Now this message…

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