Mental Health, Wellness

Peanut Butter & Jelly or Two Left Shoes – Guest Blogger Ade

​You’ve decided that it is time to seek some professional help and you’ve started the process of looking for a clinician but how do you know if you guys will work together well. A lot of the frustration people face when deciding to begin the counseling journey is feeling like they can’t or don’t connect with… Continue reading Peanut Butter & Jelly or Two Left Shoes – Guest Blogger Ade

Mental Health, Wellness

Part 4: “Live Life, Don’t Just Exist!”- Guest Blogger Signé

Welcome back for my 4th and final post on “Protecting Your Mental.” In this 4th step I want to strongly encourage you all to go out and LIVE your LIFE…….don’t just EXIST!! Have you ever just found yourself doing the everyday norm and not really doing what you want to do? Well, don’t worry because… Continue reading Part 4: “Live Life, Don’t Just Exist!”- Guest Blogger Signé

Mental Health, Relationships/Friendships, Uncategorized, Wellness

How To Help a Friend Struggling with Mental Health – Guest Blogger Markesha

Being there for a friend who’s struggling with mental health can be challenging and a bit overwhelming at times. Where do you start? What do you say? If you ask them the question of “why” are you judging them? It’s like you want to be supportive, but you’re simply not sure of how to approach… Continue reading How To Help a Friend Struggling with Mental Health – Guest Blogger Markesha

Mental Health, Relationships/Friendships, Uncategorized, Wellness

Part 3 is: “The Company You Keep” – Guest Blogger Signe’

Hello and welcome back for Part 3 of “Protecting Your Mental Health.” Whew hunni, I hope this part really wakes some people up because sometimes we are so caught up in wanting to have friendships or relationships so bad that we don’t realize when some of those relationships are actually what’s hurting us mentally. Believe… Continue reading Part 3 is: “The Company You Keep” – Guest Blogger Signe’

Mental Health, Millennial Life, Uncategorized, Wellness

I Need Help! But Where Do I Find It? – Guest Blogger Ade

You want professional help but feel as though you have no idea where to start? Well, I am here to start. The resources I’ll be listing today is extensive but not exhaustive. I know that finding mental health clinicians can feel like a game of “Where’s Waldo?” so my hope is to alleviate some of… Continue reading I Need Help! But Where Do I Find It? – Guest Blogger Ade

Mental Health, Uncategorized, Wellness

Does being a “Strong Black Woman” affect healthy thinking? – Guest Blogger Markesha

Being a black woman comes with its pros. I don’t know about you but I wake up feeling GOOD knowing that I have some pigment in my skin, honey! Some find it annoying, but I take it as a compliment to see women of other cultures, aka the culture vultures, fixing their hair or their… Continue reading Does being a “Strong Black Woman” affect healthy thinking? – Guest Blogger Markesha

Mental Health, Uncategorized, Wellness

Part 2 – Be Observant in Your Environment – Guest Blogger Signè

Hello and thank you for returning for Part 2 of 4 on “Protecting Your Mental Health!” Part 2: Be Observant in Your Environment A lot of times we may not realize that the exact place where we spend most of our time, whether it be home, work or out with friends is the exact place… Continue reading Part 2 – Be Observant in Your Environment – Guest Blogger Signè

Cycles of Life, Mental Health, Relationships/Friendships, Wellness

That’s Still Your Parent… – Guest Blogger Markesha

“That’s Still Your Parent….”       What’s up, ‘Inspirers’! I’m going to cut straight to the chase with this one and I know someone’s going to feel me! A lot of us have grown up in households where we didn’t get the best support from our parents. And I’m not talking about “coming to your soccer… Continue reading That’s Still Your Parent… – Guest Blogger Markesha

Mental Health, Wellness

Protecting Your Mental Health – Guest Blogger Signé

Hello and Thank You to all who have stopped by to read my blog topic this week on “Mental Health.” This topic has always been around, but I feel that recently the community has become more aware of it, including myself. I wanted to share some pointers from my perspective on ways you can “Protect… Continue reading Protecting Your Mental Health – Guest Blogger Signé

Cycles of Life, Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Wellness

Welcome to 2020 – Guest Blogger Chemyeeka Tumblin

Meet Chemyeeka Tumblin   My name is Chemyeeka Tumblin. I began blogging as a way to document my growth, a reminder that no matter what life threw at me my voice could not be silenced and I was stronger than I was lead to believe. I am a Public Health professional working in Maternal Child… Continue reading Welcome to 2020 – Guest Blogger Chemyeeka Tumblin

Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

Cognitive Distortions

What you know about them cognitive distortions? I bet you know more than you think you know. How so? Because chances are you've dabbled with one or two in your lifetime. Cognitive Distortions are unhealthy thinking habits that reinforces negative thinking and emotions. Some common distortions are filtering, black and white thinking, overgeneralizing, jumping to… Continue reading Cognitive Distortions

Mental Health, Self-Esteem

Social Media Put me on the Path to Finding a Therapist – Guest Blogger Margo Gabriel 

Some say social media is like a two-edged sword. It can be a positive tool used for good but also can be harmful if used inappropriately. The former rings true for me. I use social media for personal and creative reasons. When I started my Instagram page, my focus was connecting with other creative Black… Continue reading Social Media Put me on the Path to Finding a Therapist – Guest Blogger Margo Gabriel 

Cycles of Life, Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

How Therapy Taught Me How Boundaries are Crucial to my Mental Health  Guest Blogger: Margo Gabriel

Middle child syndrome is real. I have the experience to prove it. I have always been a mediator in my family. But when it came to facing the issues that I needed to deal with, I found it emotionally traumatizing to face them. I was stuck. No one in my family taught me a healthy… Continue reading How Therapy Taught Me How Boundaries are Crucial to my Mental Health  Guest Blogger: Margo Gabriel

Mental Health

Talking Trauma with Guest Blogger Trenye

My name is Trenye.  I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida.  My passion lies in the development of children, families, and the reintegration of positive and healthy lifestyles for families. I am a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Divine Nine Alliance. My husband serves as a Chief in the U.S.… Continue reading Talking Trauma with Guest Blogger Trenye

Mental Health, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

Dependent Personality Disorder: Before There Was Him… There Was You!- Guest Blogger Candace Belin

Dependent Personality Disorder: Before There Was Him... There Was You! Please note: throughout this blog entry I use "him" interchangeably. What attracted him to you was your strong sense of yourself. It included all of the things you once admired about yourself so deeply... You know...The simple things that required no effort or second thought… Continue reading Dependent Personality Disorder: Before There Was Him… There Was You!- Guest Blogger Candace Belin

Cycles of Life, Mental Health, Self-Esteem

Anxiety Kills & My Adjustment Skills Are Not On Fleek

I cannot expand on this enough on how important it is for you to take care of yourself. We are constantly on the go and involved with the hustle and bustle of life that we forget that we are not machines. We cannot just plug ourselves up to get recharged and ready to move again… Continue reading Anxiety Kills & My Adjustment Skills Are Not On Fleek

Cycles of Life, Mental Health

Physical and Psychological Effects of Narcissistic Abuse – Guest Blogger Candace Belin

By Candace Belin I have experienced narcissistic abuse and never knew I would face a traumatic experience so daunting. I created this post to share the phenomenon that I experienced once I found out what I was going through (narcissistic abuse) and after finding out about this form of emotional abuse, my anxiety kicked into… Continue reading Physical and Psychological Effects of Narcissistic Abuse – Guest Blogger Candace Belin