Manifesting M.E. Wellness, Mental & Emotional Wellness

[Therapist Thought Thursday] Black Children & Suicide + National Children’s Mental Health Day

In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day let’s talk about the increase in suicide rates for black children.

Lately you may have noticed an influx in headlines regarding the increase in suicides among black children, especially black boys:

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Manifesting M.E. Wellness, Mind, Body, Soul Cleanse

Day 2: 13 Day Mind, Body, Soul Cleanse

Alright, folks, it is officially Day 2.

Yesterday’s cleansing tip was warm lemon water. Today we are going to talk about cleansing your mind with a breathing technique called alternate nostril breathing or Nadi Shodhana.

Yes, you breathe all day, every day to stay alive but do you know how powerful your breath is for your mind?

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Events, Manifesting M.E. Wellness

2019 Offerings

Happy New Year!

About a month late, I know but better late than never.  I took a bit of a break to manage some unexpected transitions that came as 2018 ended & 2019 began.  I’m back and hitting the ground running with some great new offerings for 2019 so I wanted to give yall some insight into what to expect from Manifesting M.E. Wellness this year.

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My Other Musings

Find Your Chill with Lavender Essential Oil

I recently started teaching a new yoga class series called Aroma Flow here in Los Angeles.  This is a trauma-informed restorative yoga class (I will get more into what that means in later posts) with essential oils.

My goal with this class (because yall know my Virgo brain always has a reason) is to provide a healing yoga experience that is focused on the breath rather than the body or physical abilities to allow the nervous system to relax.  Additionally, I’m on a mission to educate the community about the healing power of essential oils by providing a hands-on experience

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My Other Musings

Intersectionality: Hood Living & Corporate White America Working

I recently had a conversation about the experience of being a Person of Color (POC) who grew up in and still lives in the hood but who is now an adult working in corporate white America.  The culture shock can be jarring when you realize that gun violence, police brutality, and broken homes caused by trauma aren’t commonplace.  It wakes you up to your reality.  It can cause you to see life in a whole new light. It is often the moment that brings us to the realization that we have become desensitized and numb.  It is sometimes the wake-up call that allows us to see our own persistent trauma and depression. Continue reading “Intersectionality: Hood Living & Corporate White America Working”

Clinician's Corner, Manifesting M.E. Wellness

Meet Our Founder

It’s #NationalPsychotherapyDay (yup! there’s a day for therapist too!)

Today we want to reintroduce our Founder, Katrina Long, and highlight all the work she does in the field of mental health!

Katrina Long, MSW is an international, holistic healing arts therapist, Reiki practitioner, trauma-informed yoga teacher and hormonal wellness coach.  She is a speaker on holistic mental health, mental health in communities of color and practitioner burnout.  Katrina is the founder of Manifesting M.E. Wellness, Actualize Your Healing community and the Black Holistic Mental Health Practitioners community.

Self Practice: utilizing the healing power of yoga for self healing

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Mental & Emotional Wellness

To Love Does Not Mean To Endure Abuse

Recently I’ve seen variations of the following image making its rounds on social media:

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It has taken the form of different memes with different wording but the general message is the same…The ride-or-die woman who endures the abuse of her spouse will be rewarded with love and marriage and the woman who leaves does not deserve such.

And of course most of the posts I saw were made by men ????

Can we talk about this for a second…

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