Flat Tummy Tea For The Soul?: Black Wellness, Popular Culture, and 5 Questions You Must Ask Before Working With Anyone (July 2019)


It's no secret that we live in a society that where trends are temporary. In truth, things are more cyclical than temporary. We seem to be interested in things in waves. Fashion tends to cycle every 20 or 30 years. Who would've thought fanny packs and multi-colored attire would've been back in style? Maybe those who were around to see the evolution of  hi-top fade. If you look closely enough you'd find the same trend in music and other socio-cultural phenomena

Fanny packs then
Fanny packs now

Recently, we've seen a resurgence in the conversation about wellness and people of color. The discussions about the need for therapy are heard daily on The Breakfast Club and pushed forward by Charlamagne Tha God, who openly talks about his weekly sessions with his therapist and wrote a book about his anxiety. Taraji P. Henson started an organization to increase the awareness of mental health in our community and to...

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Living With Whiteness: 3 Ways to Cope with Racial Trauma (June 2019)

This month’s topic is:

Living with whiteness: 3 Ways to Cope with Racial Trauma


BGCC Retreat Attendees - Photo Cred: Joy Harden-Bradford

If you follow me on IG you know that last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Black Girl Clinician Collective (BGCC) retreat in Charleston, South Carolina hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy for Black Girls. BGCC is a group of therapists who are Black women, Therapy for Black Girls is a directory of clinicians and a podcast that are designed to speak to the emotional health needs of Black women. Listen, we had a blast together. As you may know, I am an advocate for community and personal/professional development. This weekend embodied all of that. Along with professional seminars, there were group activities designed to allow us to get to know each other better and build connections. The work/life balance of a therapist and business owner can get tough. Being...

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