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Spiritual Director Dr. Crystal Jones Is Cultivating Safe Spaces for Black Women to Recenter and Love Themselves

By Elle McKenzie — 2019

I am very particular about the use of ‘healing others’ as I believe that term creates a certain level of superiority that I find disempowering. When I chose to take responsibility of allowing myself to be fully revealed, I allowed the seed inside of me to be fully expressed.

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Is It Self-Care, or Is It Capitalism?

So many of the little rituals I have each day—like my makeup or skincare routine—do help soothe and/or rejuvenate me. For me, any type of solo practiced routine is good. But I’ve learned that self-care does not, and cannot, sustain me. And I believe that this may be the case for many of you.

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Elisa Shankle Is Encouraging Her Community to Be Brave and Heal

“Vulnerability is scary. I associate bravery with vulnerability because it takes bravery to be vulnerable,” the Brooklyn wellness expert says.

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What Loneliness Does to the Human Body

The bodies of lonely people are markedly different from the bodies of non-lonely people.

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Developing a Conscience: Knowing the Difference Between Right and Wrong

There are various developmental theories that go into the tool kit that parents and educators utilize to help mold caring and ethically intact people, including those of Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget and American psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg.

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How to Raise a Kid with a Conscience in the Digital Age

Nudge kids to be their best selves by encouraging them to consume positive, inspiring media and online content.

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It’s Perfectly OK to Call a Disabled Person ‘Disabled,’ and Here’s Why

We’ve been taught to refer to people with disabilities using person-first language, but that might be doing more harm than good.

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An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Are you searching for a way to cope with a mental health challenge or even with everyday life? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective approach for many people.

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Black Masculinity and Mental Health: How to Move Past Outdated Roles and Encourage Better Care

Expectations surrounding Black masculinity, such as the requirement to be strong and stoic, have often prevented Black men from seeking mental health care. But it's possible to overcome this reluctance and make mental wellness a priority.

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Health Changemaker Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, Brings Trusted Health Information to Black and Latinx Communities

For over a decade, Dr. Lisa has worked on the ground and virtually to improve health literacy and connections in healthcare, and her company Grapevine Health has become a relatable, science-driven source for help.

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Health Changemaker Barbara Shabazz, PsyD, Is Destigmatizing Mental Illness and Providing Much-Needed Care to the Black Community

Barbara Ford Shabazz, PsyD, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is painfully familiar with the various mental health issues that many members of the Black community face.

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