How To Make Friends In A New City
Being an adult has all kinds of perks: digging into the pickle jar whenever you get a hankering for sodium, the freedom of a driver’s license, and going to bed whenever you want. One of the things they don’t tell you about the whole “adulting” thing is that knowing how to make new friends can […]
83 Ways to Rest and Recharge, Whether You Have 5 Minutes or an Hour
There’s little doubt that rest and relaxation are important for your body and mind — especially this year, when pandemic living has caused prolonged stress. But finding time for that rest and relaxation is sometimes easier said than done, especially when you’re juggling multiple family, work, and personal responsibilities that can sometimes feel at odds.
Talking about race in an interracial relationship
More than half a century after interracial marriage was legalized, mixed-race couples still face unique hurdles. Here’s what we can learn from them.
Therapists say the key to surviving the holidays during the pandemic is gratitude
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Philadelphia and across the country, many people are changing their Thanksgiving plans. A holiday that may have been spent with family and friends, for many this year, is a thing of the past. This year many people are choosing to stay safer home. Mental health professionals said this […]
Why the “Strong Black Woman” Stereotype Is Bad for Black Mental Health
It is admirable to be deemed a strong woman amidst an unfavorable society that operates according to an unconscious code riddled with inequity and misogyny, not to mention unrelenting beauty standards, sexual double standards, and nearly impossible work/home responsibilities. There is much to be said about being a strong woman who is also Black in […]
Momma Made the Difference: Celebrating Mothers & Mental Health
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, many of us who are fortunate enough to have our mothers in our lives, find ourselves making those tried and true wish lists and checking them twice for that special lady in our lives. If you are blessed to have a healthy and enjoyable relationship with your mother, you may […]
The Skin I’m In: Wearing and Workin’ My Weave
A Black woman’s hair suggests and symbolizes so much about her. Hair can be a bold and powerful representation of one’s personality, personal style, vocation, and lifestyle. Making decisions surrounding our hair and the styles we choose to adorn our heads often leaves many Black women feeling torn between which way to go.
Chimere Holmes of ‘Be Ye Renewed Consulting’: “Create a daily routine”
Create a daily routine- In order to overcome the monotony of quarantine and the woes of COVID fatigue, it is helpful to create some sort of daily routine, as structure allows people to feel focused, more energized, and lends the way to a daily sense of purpose.