Category Archives: Health & Fitness

In Treatment: 7 Ways to Get The Most Out Of Your Therapy Sessions

You’ve scoured the Internet. Asked everyone you know. Googled until your fingers hurt. Left a ton of messages and finally, after weeks and weeks of searching, you’ve found a therapist and booked your first appointment. Now what? Contrary to popular belief, therapy is more than just flopping down on a leather couch to whine about all the troubles you’ve seen. It takes work on both parts (therapist and patient) to make great strides and get down to gist of what’s really troubling you. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, here are *seven tips on how to get the most out

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Self-Diagnosis: I’m Suffering From Post Vacation Depression

*Throws self on carry-on bag* Why Lawd WHY? *Sigh* Yesterday, I came home from a fantastical extended weekend getaway in northern California. (Review coming soon.) I had a ball. That jaunt was just what the doctor ordered. The cat’s meow. The bee’s knees. The yin to my yang. The – well, you get the point. But I swear, as soon as my flight landed at JFK and I walked down the jetway into the airport, my shoulders started to tighten, jaws suddenly clenched and all of my day-to-day anxieties came flooding back to me at once. Granted, I was extremely

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True Confession: I Don’t Know How To Swim

*Sigh* I hate to admit this, but no, I do not know how to swim. It troubles me terribly because the moment I tell someone that, I instantly feel like a stereotype – and rightfully so. I recently read an article on website where it was reported that  “58 percent of African-American children cannot swim — more than double the percentage of white children.” Black folks not knowing how to swim has been a running gag and the butt of jokes for many years. But it’s not always a laughing matter. In the same article, The Brooklyn Ink spoke with Lee

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