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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Nuances of Gender

By tamika-lewis | July 3, 2023 | Inspiration

In a world that is constantly evolving, it is essential that we open our hearts and minds to embrace the beautiful diversity that exists within humanity. One aspect of this diversity is gender, which extends far beyond the traditional binary concept of male and female. It is a spectrum of identities and expressions that encompass a wide range of experiences.

In the following letter, a team member writes openly on their reflections on gender that have manifested over the past year. This letter is a heartfelt invitation to explore the concept of gender expansiveness, to celebrate and honor the individuals who identify beyond the confines of societal norms. It is a call to cultivate empathy and understanding, creating a more inclusive and compassionate world for everyone.

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.

What Is a Toxic Relationship and How to Recognize the Signs?

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Relationships

If the bond with your partner suffers from regular arguments and misunderstandings, you might be experiencing toxicity on a daily level without even being aware of it. So what is a toxic relationship, and how to notice all the signs? When should you work on bettering your partnership, and when should you walk away?

What Is Internalized Homophobia and How to Overcome It?

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Mental Health

Social attitudes towards the LGBTIQA+ community have been getting better in the past decades. However, we are still living in a homophobic culture that creates negative narratives around homosexuality and same-sex attraction. This is also a reason why most non-heterosexual individuals don’t know what is internalized homophobia definition, and they accelerate this oppression, having a hard time accepting their sexuality.

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