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Reconnecting with a Neglectful or Abusive Parent

By tamika-lewis | November 6, 2023 | Relationships

Reconnecting with a parent who neglected, abused, or caused rifts during your childhood can be an emotionally charged and challenging endeavor. The wounds from such experiences often run deep, leaving lasting scars that can make the prospect of rebuilding a relationship seem daunting. However, for some individuals, the desire to reconnect with their parent is motivated by a longing for closure, understanding, or the hope of a healthier future. This blog post aims to guide you through the delicate process of reconnecting with a parent while upholding your boundaries.

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.

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.

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.

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