I am celebrating my second mother’s day this month. Happy mother’s day to all my fellow moms! Since giving birth to my child about a year and a half ago, I have learned a lot. Like, A LOT. I have learned about car seats and burping and the contents of diapers. I’m sure if you […]
When you think about depression or anxiety, what kind of image do you have about them? You may think that they are problematic or bad emotions that you would like to get rid of.
In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to challenge that idea! I believe feelings of sadness, worries, and anger are all normal human emotions. What we may want to try is accepting them to manage them, rather than rejecting them.
The year is coming to a close and it is time to prepare for the holidays. For many, the holidays can cause stress, anxiety, and sadness. Today I want to share with you how creating a self-care routine can help manage unwanted holiday feelings. Self-Care Routine for the Holidays: A self-care routine can look different […]
It’s September, and Deaf Awareness Month is here again! As a hearing ally, I firmly believe that Deaf Awareness month should center on Deaf people and perspectives. As a creative arts therapist, I am combining my love of creativity and mental health to bring you Deaf creatives, content creators, and mental health resources. Please consider […]
To develop a healthy relationship, it is important for all parties involved to feel empowered, respect each other, and have equal power in the decision-making. On the other hand, an unhealthy relationship tends to have imbalanced power and control. Once one person takes away power and control from another person or takes over the relationship […]
Accessing creativity is important for all of us in tasks as varied as cooking and gardening to brainstorming your next big career move. But it is hard to be creative when you’re stressed or frazzled. Sometimes, you need to let go of what’s overwhelming you and center yourself to find your creative groove.
Sex is hard to discuss. Many people feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or ashamed when the topic comes up in conversation. Some folks think they can talk about sex with anyone but the person they are having sex with.
Being in a relationship can be so much fun when you can be yourself and are free to communicate what’s on your mind. Love should be respectful, caring, and equal. Love should not be coerced, shamed, or painful.
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It brings me so much hope to the cycles of nature blooming again after the death of winter. It can also bring about feelings of sadness if one is in a dark place. The outer world may not match how we feel inside.
A Healing Centered Approach to TraumaI recently read an article by author, Shawn Ginwright, a leading expert on youth activism, youth development, and professor of Africana Studies. In this article, he discussed a healing-centered approach to working with trauma, which he defines as “ holistic involving culture, spirituality, civic action and collective healing. A healing-centered […]