The Courage to Heal

“Expressive writing is a powerful method to help people get through difficult times.” Journal writer Expressive writing focuses on the writer’s internal experiences, thoughts, and feelings. This writing uses reflective writing, which enables the writer to gain mental and emotional clarity, validate experiences and come to a deeper understanding of him or herself. It strengthensContinue reading “The Courage to Heal”

Holding Space: The Art of Being Present with Others

By Adam Brady, Sometimes the best gift that you can give to another is being present. Not just physically present, but also emotionally and mentally present. These seven tips will help you be there for those you love. Holding space is a conscious act of being present, open, allowing, and protective of what another needs inContinue reading “Holding Space: The Art of Being Present with Others”

Upending the “Black Superwoman” Trope: Balancing Power and Vulnerability

By Aminata Ciss The past four weeks have been emotionally taxing for everyone.  From the incessant phone notifications about new quarantine provisions to the morbid updates of those who have succumbed to COVID-19, everyone seems to be on high alert, as the world collapses into bedlam. There have been numerous allusions to the “Twilight Zone”Continue reading “Upending the “Black Superwoman” Trope: Balancing Power and Vulnerability”

7 Key Factors that Cause High Blood Pressure

Nine out of ten people with high blood pressure (hypertension) have what’s called primary or essential hypertension. Although, there is no clear medical cause it is known that some lifestyle factors can contribute. Smoking Family history Obesity (being very overweight) Drinking a lot of alcohol Lack of exercise Your diet (especially salt) Stress Causes ofContinue reading “7 Key Factors that Cause High Blood Pressure”

Hello, I’m Heddy Keith, M.Ed, CI President/CEO

I am a certified journal writing instructor, certified hypnosis instructor, and a retired Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, I taught middle school language arts and social studies. I am an awarding winning author of three books; Through It All A Memoir of Love and Loss, Through It All Trauma Recovery Journal, and African American Scientists andContinue reading “Hello, I’m Heddy Keith, M.Ed, CI President/CEO”

Nothing Ever Goes Away

Heddy Keith M.Ed., CI “Nothing Ever Goes Away Until It Teaches Us What We Need To Know” Pema Chodron We can’t deny trauma, we can’t hide from it, we can’t refuse to face it.  It’s always there underneath the surface stored in our subconscious minds. Like weeds, we must pull them up from the root.Continue reading “Nothing Ever Goes Away”