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Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness

Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Month is in full swing and it’s encouraging to see so many people speaking out about breaking the stigma of mental illness. It’s no secret people who struggle with mental illness often do so in silence or behind closed doors.

5 Podcasts We Love

5 Podcasts We Love

Armchair Expert, Dax Sheppard is my new hero. With over 10 years of sobriety, high levels of introspection, and killer comedic timing, he is in a unique position to engage celebrity guests in honest and somewhat taboo conversations. His favorite topics are the effects of childhood, dealing with insecurities, therapy, and sobriety. 

Motivo is THE ideal way to find a great supervisor

Motivo is THE ideal way to find a great supervisor
"I highly recommend Motivo to my counseling friends and colleagues. In fact, I am eager to make this resource known to my graduate program institution. I’m sure that many more post-grads could benefit from having online supervision from a high quality, board-approved professional. In my opinion, Motivo is THE ideal way to find a great supervisor."

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship
John Gottman is one of the most influential researchers and purveyors of couple’s therapy. With over 40 years of research on 3,000 couples, he and his team have accomplished the most extensive study ever done on marital stability and divorce prediction.

JAY-Z Sums Up Therapy in Five Words: What You Reveal, You Heal

JAY-Z Sums Up Therapy in Five Words: What You Reveal, You Heal
In a recent conversation with New York Times editor Dean Baquet, Jay-Z gives a major nod to the power of therapy. Interpreting this interview as a scripted drama, the setting is an executive office at the Times building in present-day America, the main characters are two highly successful black men and the plot is a conversation about “therapy, politics, marriage, and being a black man in Trump’s America.”

Black Panther and the Power of Representation

Black Panther and the Power of Representation

I went. I saw. I saw again… and then again.

Audiences can’t get enough of Black Panther and I, for one, am among them. The action, the music, the predominately black cast, the black superhero, the beauty of Wakanda, the technological genius… and, those WOMEN!!

Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer (https://youtu.be/xjDjIWPwcPU)

Black History Month: A Celebration of Resilience

Black History Month: A Celebration of Resilience

Happy Black History Month!

I am a firm believer that Black History Month can be celebrated by everyone, regardless of race or culture. To celebrate the history of a culture that has greatly influenced many aspects of our everyday experience is a gift! 

Healthy Relationships Begin With Ourselves

Healthy Relationships Begin With Ourselves
It’s February, a month that can be as brutal for highlighting loneliness as Christmas can be for loss.  The commercialization of love can induce anything from excitement to sheer agony.  These emotions are not limited to romantic relationships.  

What Mental Health Professionals Can Learn from the Musician, Logic

What Mental Health Professionals Can Learn from the Musician, Logic

Logic - 1-800-273-8255 (LIVE From The 60th GRAMMYs ®) (https://youtu.be/rNYduKIyEvA)

Millions tuned in to the 2018 Grammy Awards this year to to see performances from popular artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars.

But it was another performer who captivated our attention at Motivo. The musician: Logic.