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On Thriving: How to be a woman in difficult times

The list of challenges affecting women is long. For one, women are more prone to certain diagnoses. They are twice as likely as men to experience depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD, and much more likely to battle body dysmorphia and eating disorders. Pay inequity, caregiving responsibilities, and gender-based violence are among the contributing risk…

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Me, Myself, and I: Self-Care as Daily Practice

At Embolden Psychology, we term the foundations of self-care the Five Pillars: Sleep, Nutrition, Movement, Meditation, Connection. The foundation holds up the house. Beyond these essentials, self-care can take many forms. The essence of self-care requires twofold mindfulness. 1. Making decisions that make daily life more efficient and efficacious. A client finally bought a comfortable…

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An Everyday Meditation+Mantra

I have been combining meditation with psychotherapy in my professional work for years. My kid clients are so proud when they finish a 10-minute meditation, often having started with a 3-minute goal initially while learning. They ring the singing bowl or strike the gong in the office at the end of the meditation, to signify…

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Celebration, Eid, and Mental Health

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan. For Muslims the world over, it’s an important feast day. From Morocco to Malaysia, New York to Niger, Eid is a time to reflect on the sacrifices of Ramadan, celebrate with loved ones, exchange gifts, wear new clothing, visit with friends, and eat delicious foods.…

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Black Moon Rising

Although there are several definitions, the term “Black Moon” is generally used to describe the scenario when there’s more than one New Moon in the same calendar month. This weekend brings an unusual convergence of events. *This last weekend of April will be the only universal “Black Moon”. In other words, there will be a…

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South Asian Mental Health

1 in 5 South Asians in the United States report experiencing a mood or anxiety disorder in their lifetime, with women reporting higher levels of distress than men. Obviously, these numbers, in general, are vastly underreported, as South Asians often express greater stigma toward mental illness than other groups. Stigma toward mental illness is a…

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Combined with psychoeducational testing, it helps provide comprehensive information and recommendations to help children and teens six and up.

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