Tips on How to Stop Feeling Lonely

It’s ironic really; we’ve never been busier than we are in the 21st century and, at the same time, we’ve never felt as lonely as we do now. Sometimes it feels like life is just passing us by without us even having a chance to participate in it. Fast food, fast pleasures, fast relationships, fast […]

Silence and the Sufferer

Silence and the Sufferer from Furaha Rooshie Asani on Vimeo. Silence wanted a new best friend So she found a Lady and befriended her But silence started getting too clingy Lady would spend all her time in Silence’s home. Eventually, Lady hardly left And because Silence didn’t realise how toxic she was becoming to Lady, […]

How The Church Failed My Mother’s Mental Health

I recently had an opportunity to participate in a discussion about the state of mental health in the Black community. This discussion was geared to how mental health treatment is often supplemented with faith and religious platitudes. The duality of this discussion was just as much frustrating as it was introspective. Throughout the discussion, I […]

Insecurities: How Do They Affect You Living Your Best Life?

Ever noticed how after the first time you notice something, you start to notice it everywhere all the time? Like the first time you realized you liked a particular car or a certain style of dress and then after that, you begin to see that car or style all the time? Well, I do the […]

This is What Anxiety Looks Like…

  I realize that depression never made me feel shame or guilt. Depression makes me introverted and I never apologize for that. I am the baby of the family. My brother is 13 years older than me. He was so amazing that he graduated high school at 16, went on to make adult decisions and […]

5 Things You Should Know About Your Body and Sex

Therapists do not know everything. That is why we consult, refer and continue to take classes and receive training even after we have been seeing clients for a while. (CLICK HERE for other surprising facts about your therapist) Human beings are complex! Effective therapists must make sure they are well informed about all aspects of human […]

Empathy After a Crisis

In the past years a lot of people have been on an emotional roller-coaster. Whether it was the multiple shootings of blacks, LGBT, and cops, the political election, war, protest or just news of your fave celebrity dying or splitting with their partner, emotions have been elevated which means media (social and otherwise) has been intense. […]

5 Things You Should Know About Therapists

Therapists are a mystery to many people. If you have never been to therapy there may be some confusion about the whole process. Is it someone telling you how to live your life or just staring at you as you talk? Before entering into a therapeutic relationship, here are the 5 essential things you should […]

Success: Real and Ridiculous

Ask anybody what they want in life and I can guarantee you their answer will be “success”. They may not say the word exactly, but that’s what they mean. They may say they want the money, the cars, the clothes and (if their parents didn’t raise them with manners) the hoes, but really, they just […]