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Emotional and Mental Health

If identity describes the answer to the question “Who am I?,” then emotional and mental health can be summed up as the answer to the question “How am I?” Our thoughts and feelings have an incredibly strong impact on our overall well-being, and gaining a sturdy vocabulary for talking about them is essential for taking ownership of our health. Mental health is affected by conscious behavior choices (such as intentional thought patterns) and the biology of our brain’s neurological structure, and emotional health is affected by our ability to identify and accept all of our feelings—even the ones that don’t feel so good—in a productive manner. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Black Women’s Yoga History: Memoirs of Inner Peace

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Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman's Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fearz

Thousands of Black women suffer from anxiety. What's worse is that many of us have been raised to believe we are Strong Black Women and that seeking help shows weakness.

Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability

This book offers a unique, interdisciplinary, and thoughtful look at the challenges and potency of Black women’s struggle for inner peace and mental stability.

Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible

Self-help authors rarely distinguish between anger and rage, but Ruth King has devoted her career to exploring the subtle varieties of this emotion.

The Motherhood Complex: The Story of Our Changing Selves

Enriched with discoveries from biology, psychology and social science, The Motherhood Complex is a journey to the heart of what it means to become a mother.

Reclaim Your Strength And Hope: Exercises For Cancer Core Recovery

Emilee Garfield is a professional life coach, two time cancer survivor and has been a movement educator for 21 years, specializing in therapeutic Pilates and yoga.

Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America

A groundbreaking exposé and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear afflicting new mothers, and a candid, feminist deep dive into the culture, science, history, and psychology of contemporary motherhood. Anxiety among mothers is a growing but largely unrecognized crisis.

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