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Mental Health Wellness May 22, 2018

Conquering that Fear of Success

I write a lot about my fears. Specifically my most obvious one of failure, but rarely do I –or others in this space, discuss the fear of success. Which can actually be more crippling. We as human beings are conditioned into trying to be “brave” and learning to deal with the fact that “the worst that can happen” is that someone tells us no, or that we lose, or that we don’t get the opportunity we hoped for. But what…

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Mental Health Wellness May 8, 2018

Virtual Options for Therapy Anytime, Anywhere!

When I wrote about the affordable therapy option, Open Path, a few weeks ago — I realized I neglected an integral part of that conversation, virtual counseling / therapy. In recent years the options for someone to see a therapist more conveniently and affordably have really moved with the times. We’re constantly on our phones, texting, face-timing, scrolling through social media — or at least I know I am. And with that, the rise of companies such as TalkSpace and…

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Mental Health Wellness April 26, 2018

Betting On Yourself: Knowing the Right Time to Make Drastic Life Changes

Leaving a situation that doesn’t align with your well being and growth is scary .. but it isn’t dangerous. A terrible job, relationship, friendship — leaving those things behind may be intimidating, but doing so can’t hurt you. I realized a few months ago (after a few therapy sessions), that for a large sum of my life I’ve lived in fear. Fear of letting others down, fear of not being liked or loved, fear of not being what I once…

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Mental Health Wellness April 13, 2018

How I Found An Affordable Therapist, Using Open Path

I am honestly so grateful for the outpouring of support since my recent post on the importance of mental health — the response was what I wanted. Not people saying they were so sorry for me, but instead that it moved or encouraged them to seek out help themselves. A number of people expressed to me the desire to begin therapy but that it was just too expensive, or that their insurance didn’t cover it. Fortunately, I actually had a…

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Mental Health Wellness March 30, 2018

1st Step to Self-Care? Tackling Mental Health

Mental Health, Therapy for Black Women, Black Therapists

Anxiety Disorder is something I’ve had for as long as I can remember…before I even knew what it was. There were mornings in middle and high school in which I’d wake up feeling heavy, nervous and afraid to even leave my bed. I’d cry to my mother and beg to stay home those days, to which I’d be met with annoyance and hurried along to get dressed. Looking back at these times, I’m not mad at her for still making…

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Wellness August 8, 2017

So I tried HUBBLE Contacts, Here are My Thoughts

I have literally seen ads for HUBBLE Contacts everywhere — I’m not sure if it’s the same outside of New York but they are plastered all over the subway and I’ve seen it consistently on my social media feeds. As someone who has been wearing glasses / contacts my entire life I was obviously intrigued, especially because of their budget friendly price point. After having gone to my annual eye exam and  my optometrist asking me if I’d be interested in…

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Wellness July 27, 2017

She is French: Granola Made by Women, for Women on the Go

I’m not a morning person, and I don’t drink coffee –I know, recipe for disaster. Somehow, however, over my adult years I’ve been able to maintain energy throughout the day. Many times it’s taken heavy prayer, but for the most part I owe it to the fact that I try my best never to skip breakfast. Being that I’m not a morning person, it’s rare that I make an elaborate breakfast, unless it’s the weekend — so I like to…

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Wellness June 21, 2017

Care/of Makes Taking Vitamins Fun Again!

When I was a little girl I used to sneak into the kitchen when my mom wasn’t looking and take about five or six Flintstone chewable vitamins. I wasn’t even a big candy kid, but I think the chalky sweet sensation and knowing that taking more than one or two was off limits made them a bit more appealing. I didn’t fully understand why taking vitamins was important, but they were just so yummy that I never missed a dosage…

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