Tags: mental wellbeing

Shamis Pitts / 0 / 09th Jun 2020
How Self-Acceptance and a Commitment to Personal Growth Can Increase Psychological Wellbeing

As part of mental health awareness month, I am compelled to create a conversation about psychological wellbeing. A component of mental wellbeing, the other two being emotional and social, I like to refer to psychologist Carol D. Ryff’s Psychological Wellbeing (PWB) Scale as the go-to framework for wrapping my...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 23rd May 2020
Social Wellbeing: Finding New Ways to Embrace My Mental Health

The idea of social wellbeing is being turned on its head these days. One of the three components of mental wellbeing, the other two being emotional and psychological, social wellbeing has taken on a whole new meaning. Our social wellbeing, or lack thereof, is being scrutinized with an entirely...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 13th May 2020
Emotional Wellbeing: Learning How to Listen to My Body

My body has a voice. It shouts at me when I am nervous, anxious, excited or afraid. It whispers at me when I am peaceful, calm and relaxed. The funny thing is that it has been talking to me for YEARS and somehow, I simply did not listen. How...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 11th May 2020
Societal and Mental Wellbeing: Remaining Nimble and Flexible in a Changing Environment

I was wondering when I would be compelled to sit down and write about the importance of societal wellbeing, i.e., the ability to actively participate in a thriving community, culture and environment. Well, there is no time like the present. The past three weeks have been playing out like...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 16th Mar 2020
Shamis Pitts / 0 / 04th Mar 2020
Overcoming the “Angry Black Woman” Trope

Recently, I was on the New York City subway. It was crowded and I ended up standing body to body with other folks. I stood close to the subway car entrance because there was nowhere else to go. Right as the doors were closing, a man, his young son...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 18th Feb 2020
Mental Wellbeing: It was a long time coming

My mother died suddenly after an operation when I was 17. We buried her, rented an RV and drove from Maryland to Orlando, FL, went to Disney World and drove home. Then, I packed up my life and moved away to start my freshman year in college. Within one...

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Shamis Pitts / 0 / 15th Jan 2020