October 2023 | WOC Therapy

Month: October 2023

Connecting with a Loved One After They Pass Away

By tamika-lewis | October 30, 2023 | Mental Health

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences life can offer. The grief, pain, and sense of emptiness can be overwhelming. However, the connection with those we’ve lost doesn’t have to end with their physical presence. Here, we’ll explore various ways to connect with a loved one after they pass away, encompassing religious traditions, therapeutic practices, and ideas for those who may not believe in an afterlife.

Creating a Chosen Family

By tamika-lewis | October 23, 2023 | Relationships

Family is often considered our safety net, our support system, and a source of unconditional love. However, life can take unexpected turns when differences in ideologies, race, or leaving a religion lead your biological family to turn their back on you. In such challenging circumstances, it becomes crucial to build a chosen family that supports you and your children emotionally, spiritually, and culturally. This blog post will explore the path to creating a new family and traditions with your partner, offering insights and tips to navigate this transformative journey.

Breaking Up when Kids are Involved

By tamika-lewis | October 16, 2023 | Relationships

Life’s journey isn’t always a smooth ride, and sometimes, relationships take an unexpected turn. When children are part of the equation, a breakup can be an even more delicate matter. While it might seem like a stormy sea to navigate, with careful consideration, monitoring your children’s feelings, avoiding potential pitfalls, and taking care of yourself, you can make this transition as smooth as possible.

Honoring Stolen Land

By tamika-lewis | October 9, 2023 | Inspiration

Being connected to the earth and taking care of it is an important part of being a healthy and connected human being. However, for those of us in America, with its sprawling landscapes and diverse ecosystems, we know it holds a deep and complex history. To truly understand and appreciate the land, we must acknowledge the painful truth that it was stolen from Indigenous people. However, we can actively work towards healing and connection by supporting Indigenous communities and embracing a holistic relationship with the land.

Keeping Long Term Friendships Healthy

By tamika-lewis | October 2, 2023 | Inspiration

Friendship, the often-underestimated treasure of our lives, is like a delicate plant that needs nurturing, care, and patience to thrive. In a world where change is constant, prioritizing and navigating long-term friendships can be both challenging and rewarding. Here, we explore the seasons of life, the potential hardships, and the numerous health benefits that come with maintaining deep and enduring friendships.

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