Wendy Hawkins, LCSW

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Mentally healthy in the Workplace

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Mentally healthy in the Workplace

Are you mentally healthy in the workplace? It’s 7:56am, and a silver mini-van smashes into the rear-end of your car, sending you off the lane and into the highway shoulder. Within 5 loud seconds, you open your eyes to the dusty remnants of deployed airbags and honking horns surrounding you. You’re okay, but your car…

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All About CBD

What is CBD? Now that “weed” day has come and gone, let’s learn all about CBD! Cannabidoil or more commonly referred to as CBD is an oil derived from marijuana or industrial hemp which is considered at this time a dietary supplement. CBD lacks THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) that is found in marijuana therefore we don’t get…

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DIY Your Mental Health Toolbox into Life!

“Take good care of yourself.” For many of us sometimes sprinting through the rat race of life, the statement rings exceptionally loud as it floats through conversations with colleagues, family members and healthcare practitioners. What does self-care mean for you? From a holistic practitioner standpoint, it means to identify the needs of your mind, body…

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Developing your Mental Health Toolbox

  A Toolbox for overall well-being A couple of years ago in trying to figure out which direction I was going both personally as well as professionally, I developed my personal mission statement:   “I will empower those around me with education to support and encourage their personal evolution.”   I’m passionate about this concept because…

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The Mental Choice to be Happy

The Mental Choice to be Happy The mental choice to be happy is tough at times but can be done. Most of us make the mental choice to get out of bed every morning and brush our teeth groggily; we choose milk and sugar with our coffee and choose a radio station on the way…

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Trauma and Ethnic Mental Health

Trauma and ethnic mental health There’s a direct connection between trauma and ethnic mental health. There’s no getting around it or sugar-coating the facts. Due to racial trauma, the mental health among communities of color continues to decline due to a very specific social injustice that still exists in America. Racial trauma, which is similar…

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Building the Mental Health Toolbox

Building the Mental Health Toolbox As with all tasks, having the proper tools empowers one to be prepared, knowledgeable and ultimately successful. When thinking of mental health and developing one’s sense of well-being there is no difference. Building a Mental Health Toolbox is essential to the positive evolution of one’s mental health overall. If we…

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How can I be a Humanitarian?

  Humanitarian Day 2018 Today we’re celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., a humanitarian, who was a great leader, big thinker and overall compassionate human being. A humanitarian is someone who positively promotes the well-being of other human beings. That’s it!! So simple but many of us think of being a humanitarian as…

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Call for Action!! Walk!!

  T. Morgan and Vanessa Garrison give a heart-felt presentation on Tedx Talks Walking as a Revolutionary Act of Self-Care that all women particularly women of color need to see, hear and implement. Follow them on Facebook and be part of the journey. Where’s your Fire? Watch. Share. Repeat.

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