September 2023 | WOC Therapy

Month: September 2023

Building Connection in an Intercultural Relationship

By tamika-lewis | September 25, 2023 | Inspiration

In the modern world, love knows no borders. Intercultural relationships, born out of shared interests, passions, or simply fate, have become increasingly common. These unions promise a rich tapestry of experiences, blending the diverse backgrounds of partners into a unique and beautiful connection. Yet, like any relationship, intercultural unions come with their own set of challenges and rewards. Here, we’ll explore the highs and lows of intercultural relationships and offer insights on how to build a strong, secure connection that bridges the gaps between different families and cultural backgrounds.

How Immigrating Impacts Your Mental Health

By tamika-lewis | September 18, 2023 | Mental Health

In the human tapestry, immigration is a thread that weaves through generations, telling stories of courage, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of a better life. However, beneath the surface of this seemingly noble journey lies a complex and deeply personal narrative that often goes untold—the impact of immigration on mental health. For those who have embarked on this transformative voyage, the experience can be a tumultuous storm, reshaping their sense of self, identity, and well-being.

Honoring Your Ancestors and Crafting Your Path

By tamika-lewis | September 11, 2023 | Relationships

As the holiday season approaches and various heritage months come into focus, it’s a time when many of us reflect on our roots, traditions, and the expectations of our cultures. For many, this period provides an opportunity to honor our ancestors and celebrate our heritage. However, it can also be a time when we grapple with the balance between preserving our cultural legacies and carving out our unique paths in life. Here, explore how to honor your ancestors while forging your own journey, all while navigating the cultural expectations that often accompany these celebrations.

The Right to Rest

By tamika-lewis | September 4, 2023 | Inspiration

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, the significance of taking a break often gets lost in the race to achieve more and work harder. Labor Day stands as a reminder of the importance of rest, reflecting the history of labor unions, current workers’ struggles, and the broader human right to rest. This becomes especially pertinent when considering the historical context of people of color who have endured various degrees of enslavement and exploitation. The following delves into the history of Labor Day, the progress of labor unions today, the ongoing writers and SAG-AFTRA strike, and the imperative to prioritize rest and well-being in our lives.

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