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November 2019

Abundant Living, Featured Category, Mental Health

5 Ways to Practice Gratitude

November 21, 2019

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 Currently, how do you practice gratitude? Today, I want to discuss 5 ways to practice gratitude in our lives. I believe that gratitude is a skill that we all must cultivate.

Consequently, cultivating gratitude allows us to strengthen our mindset, boost self-esteem, build healthier relationships, and develop stronger boundaries.

In the US, Thanksgiving is celebrated the last Thursday of November. During the month of November, most people focus on things they are grateful for and may consider ways they can show gratitude to others.

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Black Mental Health, Mental Health

5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

November 14, 2019
Laughing Black Woman

To improve your mental health, you must first recognize that mental health is not separate from other areas of health. As the Bible, James Allen, therapy, and countless others have taught us, we are what we think.

 

Beliefs feed habits

Your beliefs, values, thoughts, and emotions are manifested in the way you behave, the practices and activities that you engage in, and the discipline and responsibility you either choose to or choose not to uphold.

If you want to improve your life and your health, then consider your consumption. Consider the things that you put into your body physically, consider the content that you listen to, and consider the people that you surround yourself with.

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Featured Category, Spirituality

Willingness to Please God

November 7, 2019
Smiling woman in olive shirt

Do you have willingness to please God? Is it your desire to be obedient to God’s will for your life? Or do you just want Him to bless your own desires?

 

What is willingness to please God?

The Bible says that, “Without faith, it’s impossible to please God” – Hebrews 11:6. I think that we need faith to be willing to please God. To please God, we must have a heart that wants to please God. Then, with intention, we must create a plan to carry out God’s instructions to us. It is necessary to be intentional and purposeful with our willingness to please God.

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Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 2, 2019
Picture of a pumpkin

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I’ve heard many clients ask if seasonal affective disorder is a thing. So, to answer that question, I am writing this post.

Seasonal affective disorder is a mental disorder that affects many people.

Disclosure: Personally, I have been affected by this disorder. I experienced postpartum depression after the birth of my oldest daughter. She was born in October and the winter for me was brutal. I had so much fear of the early nights because my depressive symptoms worsened throughout the winter months. I eventually joined a group and attended group therapy to help me through the transition.

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