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How to deal with an Angry Mom

Last week, I talked about five types of toxic moms. One of them is an angry mom. An angry mom is a mom that is in a constant state of anger. If you were raised by such a mother, you always have to walk on eggshells because you don’t want to make her upset. That is not a good home…

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Overcoming Co-Dependency

PODCAST: Empowering Motherless Daughters(EMD) Topic: Co-Dependency Speaker: Zainab  At some point in my life, I looked for my mother in you. I looked for my mother in my friends, co-workers, manager, neighbors… Everybody! I looked for my mother in everyone and anyone because I was desperate.  As a child, I never had my mother around….

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WHY DO YOU HATE YOURSELF?

The different form of self-hatred (Internal Racism) I keep hearing about this “self-hatred” word but I am confused by it. What exactly is self hatred? Do people know that their actions demonstrate self hatred? Do I know when my action is as such? What is Internal racism? For example, as the only black manager/supervisor or…

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My Unwanted Obsession

“Did I lock my door? Did I put on the alarm? Did I turn off the iron? Did I check the stove? Shit! I must make sure I turn off my Christmas lights. Up the stairs I go again…check, check, check, and check! Okay I am ready to leave now. Down the stair I go…

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Dear Zainab: A Letter to Myself.

Dear Zainab, Looking at this picture I see of you at the age of 10 is worth a thousand words. By the tender age of 10, you’ve already wished to have taken your last breath countless times. The level of excoriating pain can’t be put into words. Well, it’s time to stop that now! When…

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Article on Shame in Mental Health In the African Community

Fighting the Stigma Associated With Mental Illness in the African-American Community There is nothing more distressing than suffering silently from a mental illness, when your own mind revolts against you, but you’re unable to stand up to this revolt as strongly as you should. The reasons could be many such as a denial of the…

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The 5 Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Human life is nothing without relationships. Ideally, relationships should be of the kind that nurtures the essence of our soul, kindle a positive fire within our heart and put a smile on our faces for the simple reason that they exist in our life. But sadly, this is hardly the case all the time. It’s…

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