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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”

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”

New Year Resolutions Already Failing?

Could be because you aren’t doing this. by Chimere G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor How many resolutions did you make for 2022? The all too familiar ‘R’ word is said more often than “Happy New Year!” No matter how short-lived the actual change, we make a laundry list of resolutions every time that bedazzledContinue reading “New Year Resolutions Already Failing?”

How To Deal With In-Laws

Trouble with the “outlaws”? Read this. by Chimère G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor Does your “‘til death do us part” include in-laws that you want to part with right now? You’re not alone. An academic study published by Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., who was then a professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for SocialContinue reading “How To Deal With In-Laws”

Thanksgiving + Family Conflict

5 Ways to Make Holidays Less Stressful by Chimere G. Holmes, LPC, Mental Health Editor Let’s be honest. During the holiday season, a lot of families put the ‘fun’ in dysfunction. Adding in-laws to the mix can make kinship waters even murkier. A lot of conflict is created around issues of control, enmeshments, cultural differences,Continue reading “Thanksgiving + Family Conflict”

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)”