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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.

Skeptical About Energy Healing?

By Tamika Lewis | August 28, 2023 | Mental Health

In a world that often seeks tangible proof for the intangible, the concept of energy healing might raise an eyebrow or two. Yet, within the realms of our existence, there is a subtle, intricate web of energies that weave through our bodies and minds. While the skeptics might raise valid questions, let’s embark on a journey to uncover the scientific underpinnings of energy healing and explore ways to engage even the most skeptical minds, all while maintaining our unwavering belief in the transformative power it holds.

How Body Neutrality Can Help Intimacy

By Tamika Lewis | August 21, 2023 | Mental Health

Intimacy is a beautifully vulnerable experience that allows us to connect deeply with our partner. However, it’s no secret that anxiety can often accompany these moments, especially when it comes to baring our bodies. If you find yourself grappling with self-doubt and insecurities in the realm of intimacy, it’s time to explore the transformative power of body neutrality. This therapeutic approach reminds us that while loving our bodies entirely might be a journey, respecting and feeling at home in them can foster a sense of security that can truly enhance our intimate connections.

Maintaining Friendship During New Relationship Energy

By Tamika Lewis | August 14, 2023 | Relationships

In the whirlwind of a new romantic relationship, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement, spending every spare moment with your partner and immersing yourself in the newfound connection. However, while basking in the glow of a budding romance, it’s essential not to neglect the precious bonds that have stood the test of time – your friendships. Just as the roots of a tree provide stability and nourishment, friendships serve as the backbone of our lives, supporting a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Self-Care and Summer Dating

By Tamika Lewis | August 7, 2023 | Relationships

Summer, the season of warm sunshine and blossoming nature, often invites us to explore new adventures, including the realm of dating. While this season is filled with exciting possibilities, it can also bring forth various emotional challenges. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of self-care during summer dating, how to cope with feelings of loneliness, and address the potential troubles that may arise along the way.

Energy Healing: History and Practice of the Ancient Art

By Tamika Lewis | July 31, 2023 | Self-Care

Energy healing is not a recent phenomenon; it dates back thousands of years, originating from various cultures around the world. Ancient healers recognized that life force energy flows through all living beings, and imbalances in this energy could lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments. But how does this apply to modern day life? In a fast-paced world filled with stress and anxiety, seeking holistic healing methods has become more crucial than ever. Energy healing offers an avenue for profound relaxation, emotional balance, and overall well-being. For people of color, who often experience unique challenges and stressors, energy healing can be particularly beneficial. Here, we’ll explore the history of energy healing, the significance of energy healing for people of color, and what to expect in a rejuvenating session.

Going on Vacation as Resistance

By Tamika Lewis | July 24, 2023 | Self-Care

In a world driven by the relentless pursuit of productivity and material gains, taking a vacation may seem like a fleeting luxury or something inaccessible to the average person. However, when viewed through the lens of resistance to capitalism, racism, and weathering, going on vacation becomes not just an escape but a transformative journey towards healing, self-care, and liberation. Explore how taking time away from the daily grind can serve as a powerful form of protest and pave the way towards reclaiming our mental and emotional well-being.

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