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Celebrating Women, Celebrating the Feminine

By Yema | March 8, 2019

Today is international women’s day, a day to celebrate women around the world and our achievements in all spheres of society. It is also a day to highlight the need for continued action to restore…

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Are You Highly Sensitive?

By Yema | February 7, 2019

Do you feel overwhelmed in crowded spaces, by too much noise, bright lights, strong smells and lots going on around you? Do you need lots of time alone to recover when you have been exposed…

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The Therapist as Healer

By Yema | January 22, 2019

Healers have existed from time immemorial in all societies all around the world. In Africa, in Europe, in Asia, in the Pacific, in the Americas and everywhere else in the world, every community has always…

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A New Beginning

By Yema | January 8, 2019

A New year is here. That means that – whatever mistakes you made last year, whatever you didn’t get, whatever you did not manage to do – you can leave behind. It is the dawn…

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Merry Christmas?

By Yema | December 18, 2018

Christmas is a week away. Whether you celebrate it or not, this holiday is unavoidable for most of us living in the continents of Africa, Europe, the Americas or elsewhere in the world. As society…

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Honoring the Ancestors

By Yema | November 15, 2018

“You are the latest version of your Ancestors. Within your DNA exists their consciousness”. – Dalian Adofo     Africa is, as we know, not a country. It is a vast land mass rich with…

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Demystifying African Spirituality

By Yema | November 13, 2018

“[…] intuitively there is a fear of the spiritual, the cultural, and the political power that these rituals can have. That us coming together and performing libation together – they know that there is power…

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Cultivating Courage

By Yema | November 8, 2018

What is courage? The word itself has its origins in the Latin word for heart. The heart is widely thought of as the seat of Love in the human body. So, courage is a matter…

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The Power in Your Identity

By Yema | October 30, 2018

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou   There is an idea in society that we all have to be the same…

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On Self-definition: Who Are You?

By Yema | October 23, 2018

“I know […] that if I […] do not define myself for myself, the outer world certainly will, and, as each of you will discover, probably will define each one of us to our detriment,…

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Choosing a Therapist

By Yema | October 5, 2018

Therapy, psychotherapy, or counseling – however you refer to it – is a wonderful thing. A beautiful process of unfoldment, opening up, growing and healing. It is a place of refuge and re-centering. It is…

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Decolonizing Mental Health

By Yema | October 5, 2018

The first thing I want to say about mental health is that mental, emotional and psychological pain are very real. Not only is the pain real but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. The…

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Therapists need #SelfCare too. I will be offline for the next couple of weeks. Until then, take really good care of yourselves! And thank you for spending time here with me, and for sharing me with your friends. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Therapists need #SelfCare too. I will be offline for the next couple of weeks. Until then, take really good care of yourselves! And thank you for spending time here with me, and for sharing me with your friends. ❤️

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Yema Ferreira

Life can sometimes carry us at a frenzied pace, with no time for us to even know whether we are going in the right direction. It is important to take time off for reflection and give our lives direction, lest we end up somewhere entirely different than where we intended to go. Slown down, give yourself an afternoon, a day, or even a week off to be by yourself, to reflect on what is important for you and make necessary adjustments to your day-to-day. #SelfCareWednesday ... See MoreSee Less

Life can sometimes carry us at a frenzied pace, with no time for us to even know whether we are going in the right direction. It is important to take time off for reflection and give our lives direction, lest we end up somewhere entirely different than where we intended to go. Slown down, give yourself an afternoon, a day, or even a week off to be by yourself, to reflect on what is important for you and make necessary adjustments to your day-to-day. #SelfCareWednesday
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