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Politics at the Dinner Table

By tamika-lewis | November 20, 2023 | Mental Health

Navigating political discussions during holiday dinners can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield, especially in today’s polarized climate. The challenge lies in balancing respect for differing viewpoints while maintaining familial harmony. Here are some therapeutic approaches to help navigate these potentially sensitive conversations.

A Journey to Break Generational Cycles

By tamika-lewis | November 13, 2023 | Mental Health

In the quiet corners of our familial history, there are threads woven with pain, knots tied by generations before us. The patterns of abuse and enmeshment are like an heirloom, passed down through the ages, a legacy none of us asked for. But within the silence of this legacy, there lies the power to break free, to untangle the threads that have bound us, and to rewrite the narrative for our own families.

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.

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.

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.

How to Build Secure Attachment with Your Teenager

By tamika-lewis | July 17, 2023 | Mental Health

Adolescence is a pivotal period marked by significant physical, emotional, and social changes. As parents, educators, and caregivers, our role in supporting adolescents’ growth and development goes beyond providing for their basic needs. Building secure attachment during this critical phase can lay the foundation for healthy relationships, emotional well-being, and resilience throughout their lives. Here, we explore the importance of developing secure attachment with adolescents and provide practical strategies to foster strong connections.

Affirmations for Starting Therapy

By tamika-lewis | July 10, 2023 | Mental Health

Embarking on a therapy journey can be both exciting and challenging. It takes courage to confront your emotions, vulnerabilities, and past experiences in order to foster personal growth and healing. Additionally, depending on your culture and community, there could be cultural stigma associated with seeking therapy. However, seeking help is necessary for all of us, and we should not feel shame. One powerful tool that can accompany you on this transformative path is the practice of affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that can help reframe your mindset and establish a solid foundation for your therapeutic process. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of affirmations and provide you with a selection of empowering affirmations to support you as you begin your therapy journey.

Transgender Identity and Wellness: Navigating the Journey with Grace

By tamika-lewis | June 26, 2023 | Mental Health

Transgender identity is not a new concept, but it has gained more awareness in recent years. The transgender community has taken long strides in terms of acceptance and understanding, but there is still a long way to go. Transgender individuals face a wide range of challenges and issues. They often experience discrimination, prejudice, and trauma. This can affect their mental and physical health, relationships, and overall well-being. However, with support, transgender individuals can navigate their journey with grace and achieve optimal wellness.

Epigenetics and Improving Black Mental Health

By tamika-lewis | June 19, 2023 | Mental Health

Epigenetics is a relatively new field of study that has uncovered powerful connections between traumatic events and long-term health outcomes. In the black community, epigenetic research has proven particularly important in understanding how experiences of racism, enslavement, oppression, and colonialism have impacted the mental health of generations.

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