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    May 27, 2015


    There are many times in life when we feel like we don't have the answers and have no idea where to find them.  If we don't pay attention to these internal struggles, they can build up and become mentally overwhelming. Whether it's anger, guilt, sadness or memories of past pain, these emotions must be acknowledged so that the healing from them can begin.


    Many individuals serving in our armed forces (i.e., military, p...

    March 19, 2015

    When we walk through life there are certain emotions that have the ability to take over our perspectives and influence our decision making.  Recently, the most common emotion client's have walked into my office struggling with is fear.  Whether it be fear of change, a fear that's surfaced from a lack of confidence or fear associated with past pain.  Nonetheless, a fear that impedes growth and many times prevents prog...

    August 12, 2014

    Eat Right and Exercise for Physical Health.

    Brush your Teeth and Get Bi-Annual Cleanings for Dental Health.

    But What do We for Mental Health?


    From mass school shootings to people taking away their own lives, there is a mental health crisis in our country.  The time to do something is now.  We must start taking care of our inner selves as much as we do our outer selves.  #riprobinwilliams

    July 7, 2014

    While many single black and latina women internally battle the marriage disparity between them and their white counterparts, the idea of tolerating inappropriate behaviors from significant others becomes more appealing and tolerable than being alone for the rest of their lives.  Now, that reasoning may seem fine and dandy in the moment, but that’s not what being in a happy relationship is about.  This idea that all r...

    May 20, 2014

    So, you dated for a while and things seemed fine until they weren't.  No concrete understanding of why it ended the way it did, but one thing you're certain about is that they weren't the keeper kind.   Trust your gut, you're not feeling this way for no reason.  Often times the signs are there and we just ignore them or we're so blinded by our own agendas that we aren't able to see them.


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