5 Essential Steps to Mastering Self-Awareness.

Self-awareness is perhaps the most vital component of mental and emotional wellness. It is incredibly difficult to achieve any sustained level of life satisfaction if you don’t know anything about yourself. Most of the things that you do will seem pointless without a solid understanding of who you are. As odd as it sounds, very

You Can Recover From Destination Addiction.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a person whose life isn’t fraught with ups, downs, twists, and turns. Life is lived in seasons. And many of those seasons aren’t seasons we enjoy. When at a low point, we often focus on the light at the end of the tunnel as we expect better days to come.

Silencing Your Loud Inner-Critic.

Perhaps the most difficult challenge in life is managing personal insecurities. also known as your inner-critic. We all have them, yet few people are brave enough to admit they do. Many of us don’t even acknowledge them because sensing inadequacy in oneself can, at times, be too painful to cope with. Through consistent negative self-talk

Blood In The Leaves From Strange Fruit.

Lynching in the United States became exceedingly popular after the Civil War. Lynching was supposed to be an extrajudicial practice only for murderers and rapists, similar to the death penalty. However, it mainly served as a means to preserve white supremacy over black people after slavery. Simply put, lynching was racial terrorism. The act of

Your Child Probably doesn’t have ADHD.

Between cultural incompetence and reimbursement requirements from insurance companies, I don’t know which is more responsible for misdiagnosing more minority children–particularly black boys.  ADHD is probably the most diagnosed mental illness amongst mental health agencies. In my work as a therapist, nearly every black child I’ve treated had a diagnosis of ADHD on their record.

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