Black Lives Matter

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As someone who practices and posts about love, acceptance, compassion, and empathy towards oneself and others. I felt it was important to address this topic and bring awareness to this situation, since I have some sort of platform. My heart hurts for black Americans who suffer from systematic racism and injustice. I like to post some information and links on what you can do to help, any bit helps. We are all one. We are all human. We should be treated equally.

Things you can do:

Educate oneself It is important to learn about the movement, learn to understand the struggle of black Americans, and why this movement is important to them. Understanding leads to compassion, which leads to love and respect for one another. Change can’t come from ignorance.

Donate Not a must do. I know times are hard, but if you have the funds. It would be helpful. Just 5 dollars can make a difference.

Protest(please be safe if you do so)

Sign Petitions

Vote Nothing stronger than your voice being heard

Call/email your representatives for police reform(attorney generals,mayors,senators,governors) The more calls/emails they get. The more they are most likely going to listen.

This link below has lots of information on the movement, ways to help and donate

The link below has a bunch of links and information on donations and petitions to sign.

We must come together to bring change. Please stay safe. I also like to mention to take mindful breaks and step away from the media from time to time. It can get overwhelming and can cultivate negative emotions and feelings. Your mental health is very important. Please remember there is still beauty in this world. Try not to see everything in a negative way. We are being challenged this year, but we can learn, grow and become stronger individuals from all this. There is a lot of injustice in this world, not just for black individuals, but there is also good people and things as well. Try to remember that with all this pervading negativity surrounding us right now.

Perspective Taking

Perspective Taking is a skill I believe we all should have. It is the ability for one to see someone else’s point of view. We all think differently and have access to different things. Looking at things from your perspective only, especially when trying to analyse someone else’s life, or situation is a bad idea. Not having this skill cultivates hatred and close-mindedness.

Many people believe if a person doesn’t share their opinions and thoughts. They think they are wrong, and refuse to listen to their opinion. It is important to hear a person out who doesn’t think like you. Their thoughts may actually make sense once you listen. They key is one must learn to communicate and listen. You won’t understand their opinion, or situation unless you listen. This goes for romantic relationships, friendships, work relationships, or just with any other human being.

Arguments happen, but it is important to talk through them once the anger subsides, and listen to each other’s point of view, so both parties can come to an understanding. One thing is you should never put your thoughts, and life into someone else’s shoes. You must always open up your mind and see things from their perspective. They may not have the same access to things, or have the same mentality, or have different upbringings, or they are from a different culture, or experienced different things from you. Remember a lot of things come to play, so making snap judgments is an inaccurate way to understand someone. Perspective taking leads to understanding, empathy, and compassion, so it is a very useful and wonderful skill to have.



Remember to be kind to yourself. We are human, which means we are not perfect. Everyone has their struggles and things to overcome. No one is alone. We all have to cope with the unpredictability and stressors that life brings. Try your best to have less negative self-talk. We are all wonderful in our own way. When we are kind to ourselves that can cultivate to kindness towards others. Kindness towards ourselves, and others is beneficial to a more loving world.


Psychology of Mindfulness Introduction

I have just recently finished my last class for my BA in Psychology. I contemplated what I should do once I graduate. I wondered if there would be any jobs out there. I would like to continue my education in the future, so I can become a professional counselor, but for now I thought of doing something before I get to that chapter. While going through my journal. I stumbled across an idea to start a Psychology blog. I gained a lot of knowledge in Psychology, while working towards my degree, so I thought I share it with others. I thought this would be a good way to do so. Psychology and Mindfulness are two things I am passionate about, so I thought I would combine those two topics in this blog. Mindfulness has reduced my anxiety and depression-my depression is non existent at this point. There have been studies that has shown Mindfulness reduces anxiety and depression, so that makes complete sense. I would love to discuss topics of Mindfulness, and how it can help you. Mindfulness is something I like to incorporate in my practice in the future. I would also like to give advice on different topics-self-worth, self-love, positivism, life struggles, grief etc. I would also like to discuss topics, theories and disorders in Psychology. I would mainly focus on depressive and anxiety disorders, but will discuss others as well. My main focus is on depression and anxiety, since that is prevalent in all humans. And mindfulness is a technique that is useful for these emotions. I would like to be someone you can feel comfortable talking to in an non-judgmental, and open environment. Everyone wants to be heard and understood. We live in a world where people lack empathy and compassion, especially when it comes to mental health. Carl Rogers believed Empathy and positive-regard are important tools to counseling someone, and I totally agree. It is so easy to judge someone, which is why most people do it, but what should be done is to try to understand the individual through their perspective. That is what I would like to do. I always feel much better letting my thoughts, and feelings out. It think it is very therapeutic. We should not keep anything in, because those bottled up feelings can effect your body negatively. I just like to help others to grow, evolve, and have a healthier mindset and lifestyle. We all deserve that! I hope I will be able to help and put things in perspective for you. This is why I love Psychology.e06a7537b6d9e01ba9cae7a194ea1b2d--family-psychology-psychology-quotes