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One Man’s Search For the Father Who Abandoned Him

On Father’s Day, A Local Writer Reflects On His Dad And The Investigation That Uncovered His Decades Of Scandal by Keith Mason, guest contributor The day always returned. That annual exercise to ensure dads didn’t feel excluded after moms got their flowers and burnt toast in bed the month before: Father’s Day. For a kidContinue reading “One Man’s Search For the Father Who Abandoned Him”

Black Mamas Matter

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women. BMMA wants to change that. by Chimere G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor This April, Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), founded and facilitated by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), celebrated its five year anniversary. Thanks to BMMA, conversations surroundingContinue reading “Black Mamas Matter”

Mental and Physical Symptoms of Stress

Expert tips on how to identify – and deal with – stress. by Chimere G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor How do we identify stress? Before penning this piece, I found myself reflecting on my own stress levels while sprawled out on my acupuncturist’s table. As I soaked in the incredible treatment, I realized thatContinue reading “Mental and Physical Symptoms of Stress”

Feeling “Emotional” Could Be A Sign Of Strength

10 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health This Women’s History Month by Chimere G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor Each March, we pay homage to the millions of intelligent, talented, and diverse women across the globe who make the world go ‘round. From the household to the classroom and boardroom, women from all walks ofContinue reading “Feeling “Emotional” Could Be A Sign Of Strength”

Give The Best Gift Of 2021

Why This Christmas Is Unlike Any Other by Chimere G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor The past 22 months have taught us that the best presents are the ones that we don’t have to wrap. Gratitude, mindfulness, love, and mental health are priceless, as is self-care. The absolute best gift of 2021? Connectivity. And we’reContinue reading “Give The Best Gift Of 2021”

How to Fight with Your Man (or Woman)

6 Things To Know Before Your Next Blow Up by Chimère G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor Isn’t it amazing how the person you love with all your heart can become the person you detest the most? One day you are willing to walk the edges of the earth for this person. Then, after aContinue reading “How to Fight with Your Man (or Woman)”