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Combating Anxiety and Depression with Self-Compassion.

We are now living in an era where people are finally addressing mental illnesses. And the main topics of discussion are the two most prevalent disorders–anxiety and depression. There’s plenty of info out about the signs and symptoms of these disorders. There are even a lot of famous people who are coming forward about their

Be Yourself. Everybody Else is Already Taken.

In a world fixated on perfection, it’s easy to fall into the mental trap of blending into the herd. Every day you wake up and wash your face, looking into the mirror, ignoring one of the rarest masterpieces ever created. . .you. So often we let our imagination and envy of other people’s lives run

Meet the Ziarekenya Smith, Developer of “Inpathy” the Hottest New Stigma-free social ecosystem app that Focuses on Emotions and Sharing Stories.

Ziarekenya Smith, 28, born and raised in Detroit, MI has extensive experience in digital arts that goes all the way back to his childhood. According to Ziarekenya, he was an average student in high school, but once he got into college, everything changed!  In 2014, Ziarekenya graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL with

Why your “Victimhood Complex” is Holding you Back

Let’s face it, life is unfair. There is always something that holds you back from accomplishing the things that you want out of life. There is always a situation, a person, or a thing that blocks the pathway to your goals. And what makes it seem a thousand times worse is that others seem to

It’s Okay To Be Single

In a world so fixated with validation, it’s easy to lose yourself trying to prove your worth to other people. And one of the main measuring tools people use to determine their worth is how much they’re valued by others, which is a very slippery slope. It’s slippery because you subject your God-given worth as

“Acting White”: double consciousness in the workplace.

Being black in corporate America is challenging, hell being in corporate America, in general, is pretty difficult. But for black people (and some other minorities) it is especially difficult. Often, the cultural identities of minority groups are seen as inappropriate, unprofessional, or somehow disruptive to those belonging to the majority or broader cultural groups at

Katt Williams had it Right: You have to be in Tune with your Muthaf*ckin Star Player.

In my work as a therapist, I’ve seen all types of people from various walks of life. My client base ranges from the wealthy, i.e., doctors, CEOs, and high profile lawyers; to blue-collar working folk like police, construction workers and office clerks; all the way to low-income people who live in extreme poverty. I really

Institutional Syndrome: mental health problem or social issue?

The road to rehabilitation after incarceration is riddled with mental health and social problems. Often in black culture, you hear people talk about peoplebeing institutionalized, because of how they behave after doing time in prison.Most of the time people don’t even say “institutionalized” they just say “jailbird” or some other term.   In the world of

You might be an introvert if. . .

There are many different types of personality styles, but one of the most known is an introverted personality, which is the polar opposite of extroversion. Extroverted people tend to get fulfillment from doing things that involve others, and they are generally more outgoing and sociable than introverts. Introverted people, on the other hand, tend to

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