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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.

Sexual Attraction vs. Romantic Attraction – What’s the Difference?

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Relationships

Sexual attraction vs. romantic attraction – is there a difference, and how do you know which one is in question? Sometimes people get confused and overwhelmed by different or new emotions and can’t really tell the difference. If you’re unable to tell if you’re attracted to someone just physically or if there is something deeper, this guide might help you solve this inner dilemma.

How Do You Know if You Like Someone Romantically? 6 Signs That Show You’re Falling in Love

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Relationships

How can you tell if you are falling for someone? Sometimes this is not so obvious, or you might be refusing to accept what’s happening, so now is the right time to check how you know if you like someone romantically.

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.

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?

Let’s Talk About Microaggressions in Relationships

By abigail-butler | May 16, 2022 | Relationships

There are many things that can happen between partners and result in resentment. But microaggressions in relationships can often be overlooked and, if left unchecked, can bring frustration and hostility toward each other.

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