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Transgenerational and Intergenerational Trauma from Racism

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Transgenerational and Intergenerational Trauma from Racism

In the early 2000s, Brent Bezo, a student in the doctoral psychology program at Carleton University in Ottawa, was living with his wife in Ukraine when they began picking up on subtle notes of resentment and skepticism from the native population. In his conversations with the locals, Bezo specifically remembers detecting references to the Holodomor, a historical event in the...[ read more ]

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Us Better Understand the Black Lives Matter Movement

Most human beings have implicit biases. And that’s okay, as long as we are aware of them and aware of how our attitudes affect others. In the United States, black people have lived through a long history of violence and social injustice. With the recent deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, the Black Lives Matter movement has organized many...[ read more ]

Short Hair Don’t Care

“The woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” - Coco Chanel I love working on my private practice so much that it can be hard to pull myself away. On days devoted to this labor of love, I want to maximize every minute of that day. Which was why I began to resent the time it...[ read more ]

Moving the Needle Forward

“Empathy is not only a personal feeling; it can be a potent force for political and social change. And thus the suppression or denial of empathy is a deliberate part of a cynical calculus.” – Dan Rather When I was in the 6th grade I read a poem during my elementary school graduation. This was at a time in my...[ read more ]

Gaslighting You to Crazy

We come in peace, but we mean business. And to those who would dare try to silence us, we offer you two words: TIME’S UP.” - Janelle Monae Have you ever found yourself in a scenario where you felt the truth was skewed by another person? Maybe a family member or an intimate partner? During the #Metoo movement I became...[ read more ]

Don’t Go Broke Trying to Look Rich

“Don’t buy things you can’t afford with money you don’t have to impress people you don’t like.” - Dave Ramsey About five years ago I read the book by Dave Ramsey, Total Money Makeover. At the time I was $20,000 in student loan debt. My monthly take-home paycheck was $2,800. I had been waiting for this book to arrive form...[ read more ]

Minimalism – Little to do with STUFF

“When your room is clean and uncluttered you have no choice but to examine your inner state.” - Marie Kondo             Minimalism seems to be all the craze these days. You see it everywhere – in articles, documentaries, books, podcasts. People are now claiming to be happier, healthier, and calmer all because they have de-cluttered their homes. You have seen the...[ read more ]

Feminism: Back by Popular Demand

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, She stands up for all women.” - Maya Angelou I am a female who grew up thinking I had somehow never been affected by a patriarchal society. I figured all of the work that my mother's generation completed was why my female experience was pretty straightforward. Nothing was worse than a feminist...[ read more ]