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Journaling is a Great Tool for Kids. Here’s Why

I have always loved journaling. I also encourage my young clients to write down their thoughts and give power to their words to cope and process their thoughts. The struggle between screen time and esteem issues among kids has always been a concern. But the number of kids in mental and emotional crisis has skyrocketed […]

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Author Advice

Being a Human is Hard: Advice for Protecting our Mental Health

There are endless memes on social media bemoaning the difficulty of “adulting.” Adulting” (navigating your day as a grown-up) is definitely challenging at times and I’m sure I am not the only one who longs for the time when the most complicated part of our day was choosing between white or chocolate milk at snack […]

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General

A Black Queen Who Inspired This Former Princess

Determination and drive are in my DNA. I am not “built” to back down from what I believe. And I have the past and present Black Queens in my life to thank for it. Especially my beloved mom. My parents are an interracial couple who married in 1970. A climate then was nowhere near as […]

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Booklist

Speaking my Mind: The Best Posts of 2020

I am proud of my voice. I am soft-spoken when I need to be outspoken when the need arises. As I review all of the blog posts that I have written over these last tumultuous 12 months, I can honestly say I am 100% proud of every post written on this site. That being said, […]

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Book Journey

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” This month, on January 18th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated, and this day of service marks the 26th anniversary of the […]

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General

When Money is Tight, Give Gifts from the Heart

As a therapist, I work with many families throughout the course of the year, and I can say with strong certainty that most families in the US are truly struggling this holiday season. So much so that many may not be able to shop for gifts for their loved ones. As humans, it’s in our […]

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