Women’s Support Group March 1, 2018

Womens Support Group  <<<-click the link for more info Join us for 6 weeks of support in a safe and judgment-free environment where you can re-discover your own voice as you give and receive support for the many issues that we struggle with as women: self-esteem, identity, relationships, work/life balance, family, health, and so much …

4 Drug Free Ways Of Managing Your Depression

Sunshine Without adequate exposure to sunlight, a person’s serotonin levels can dip low. Low levels of serotonin are associated with a higher risk of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Go outside, even in the winter. Let the sunshine into your house. Open shades and curtains. Go for a walk, get some fresh air. Bring in some …

5 Ways to Manage Your Anxiety

1.Self-Care

Taking care of yourself is one of the most important skills that can help with managing your anxiety. This means making time for yourself. Even if it’s just to take a mid day nap, meditating, listening to music, or simply taking a time out and stepping out can help clear your head and decrease your anxiety.

2.Breathing

Practice deep breathing exercises to help slow down your anxious thoughts

3.Journaling

Learn what triggers your anxiety. Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write in a journal when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern. Writing down your anxious thoughts and getting them out of your mind and onto paper can reduce anxiety

4. Exercise

Physical activity can help reduce stress and anxiety. Try heading out for walk or even jog whenever you start feeling anxious.

5. Diet

Do not skip any meals. Remain hydrated and limit your alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate and trigger panic attacks, and keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.

Don’t Suffer Alone

As a woman of color and a mental health professional, one of the topics that is near and dear to my heart is the prevalence of mental illness in the African American community. May is mental health awareness month and after reading a very touching piece by a fellow blogger on how he is dealing with …

21 Happy Things!

  1. The sound of children laughing
  2. The smell of fresh baked bread
  3. Standing on a white sandy beach looking into the crystal blue ocean
  4. Free drinks
  5. Conclusion to a grueling semester
  6. Junteenth family BBQs
  7. Getting lost in a book by your favorite author
  8. Binge watching a newly discovered Netflix series
  9. Completing that annoying level on candy crush
  10. Supportive feedback from fellow colleagues
  11. Sound of the rain, while I am under my blanket
  12. Completing all my chores, and still having time for a nap
  13. Naps
  14. Deep tissue massages
  15. No traffic
  16. Mystery shows
  17. Ignorant TV
  18. Smell of rain
  19. Homemade spaghetti
  20. Count down to vacations
  21. Receiving hand written love notes