May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical well being. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough dialogue in the Black community about mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar or other life stressors that would warrant the need to speak with a therapist. I spoke with licensed clinical counselor Sh’Niqua Alford to discuss why being in tune with your mental health is important and how we can help dispel some negative stereotypes about mental health in the Black community. What is … Continue reading Mental Health Awarness Month: An Interview with Sh’Niqua Alford, LCSW
Well, the first quarter of the year is over and I’ve been feeling completely overwhelmed with all the things I have on my plate. Like seriously, how am I supposed to be a fully functioning adult, manage my finances, read … Continue reading 3 Tools To Help You Stay Organized
The intersectionality of being female and Black in the workplace can sometimes be too much to deal with. Micro aggression and outright blatant discrimination against your race and gender can really wear on your emotions and frame of mind. Sometimes … Continue reading How to Stay Positive at Work When You Hate Your Job or When You Wanna Slap Someone
Recently comedian and actor Aziz Ansari came under fire for his behavior during a sexual encounter with a young lady last year. The story has been added to the #MeToo narrative and discussion surrounding sexual assault and violation. However, the … Continue reading The Grey Area of Sexual Consent
Believe it or not, we are already at the point in the year in which people start to abandon their resolutions and goals. Abandonment this early only happens because we get derailed with distractions. We start the day off with … Continue reading Consitency is Key!
Happy New Year! It’s time to start working on your plans and goals for 2018. Inside are tips to help you get started. Continue reading Write The Vision – 5 Ways to Start Planning for 2018