Unintentional Prejudice? Understanding (and Changing) Implicit Bias
November 3, 2016
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Think by Yudis AsnarPhoto Credit: Yudis Asnar
On the HBO show Insecure, the main character, Issa, is the only black employee at her workplace, a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk youth. When her coworkers want to know what a new slang... Read More...
Archetypes: What They Are and How They Help Us Grow
December 30, 2015
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Archetypes ExploredArtwork Credit: Janice Geller, MA, LPC
Generally speaking, archetypes relate to universal symbols, characters, or motifs that evoke deep meaning. Some examples of well-known archetypes include the Wise Old Man (think Yoda from Star Wars),... Read More...
Individualist or Collectivist? How Culture Influences Behavior
January 30, 2015
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Photo Credit: Festival Ambulante
If someone asked you to finish the sentence, “I am ________”, what sorts of things would you include in your responses? Your personality traits? Your job title? Your relationships to others?... Read More...
Microaggression: Let’s Face it, We’re all Racists (on the inside)
January 22, 2015
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Black Lives Matter - Millions MarchPhoto Credit: Shira Bezalel
The silver lining to the heartbreak surrounding people like Michael Brown and Eric Garner is that it highlights an ugly truth: racism is alive and well, and there’s more work to be done to... Read More...
Feeling Isolated? 5 Simple Tips for Connecting
Two women talking, photo titled Amigas by Dani VR at FlickrPhoto Credit: Dani VR
American culture is one that strongly values independence and achievement over connection and the collective good. If you are feeling isolated, you are not alone. Nearly 25% of Americans report... Read More...
Fat is Not a Feeling: How to Combat a Negative Body Image

At some point or another we have all criticized our bodies.  While it is difficult to experience inner pain or bear witness to the pain in the world, we have…

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