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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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Historical Ties That Bind

By Yema | October 4, 2018

Historical trauma is trauma that is passed on from one generation to the next. Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart – a Native American researcher, clinical social worker, and mental health expert – defines it…

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On Self-healing

By Yema | October 2, 2018

Healing ourselves is a revolutionary act. Yet, and perhaps because of this, self-healing is highly neglected if not completely ignored in traditional psychology and related fields. Just imagine if each and every one of us…

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