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A couple of weeks ago, I read something that stuck with me. It was an article titled Run the dishwasher twice, and it was written by a woman who was battling depression. She was at a very low point, and when asked by her therapist what in particular she was struggling with, she eventually admitted
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For a long time, I had given my power away to other people. The off-the-cuff critical word from a friend, a bad date, or a fight with a family member would send my emotional well-being into a tailspin. The natural vicissitudes that occur in even the most positive of relationships were difficult to tolerate. My thought patterns
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It happens suddenly. It is a sinking feeling in your heart, your gut, or your neck, depending where your trigger points are. It’s a panic attack in slow motion. It’s not passing. The thoughts are getting darker and darker. No friend can rescue you right now. You know what they will say. “You are loved.”
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I was scrolling through my old photos the other day, sipping some wine and watching a Netflix show I have finished twice already since March. I was wearing sweatpants, hair tied, chilling with no makeup on (thanks, Drake), and realized in that moment that I hadn’t taken a moment since the onset of this invisible
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Kenya Barris is a creative genius. What he’s managed to deliver with a show like Black-ish is smart, timely, and very necessary. On Black-ish, the Johnson family defies, questions, and challenges traditional tropes and stereotypes frequently seen in the Black community while individually navigating the settings they take space in and move through on a
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If you’re having one of those days, weeks, months, or seasons that feels long, stressful, and draining, then you’re not alone. A lot of us are feeling overwhelmed these days. It’s kind of hard not to with the year it’s been. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, know that it’s okay to feel this way and
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It is time to be strong, no matter what you are going through. Do not give in to your fears or worries and shut down. Burying your face in a pillow and crying yourself to sleep no longer serves you. That self-defeatist mentality had its place in the past, but now it’s time to be
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