Social Anxiety & Psychosocial Disability

You are pretty intense. When my mentor said those words to me as I wrapped my arms around my stomach grimacing in mental agony from the overwhelming thoughts running through my head in our discussion, we didn’t have to discuss what that means to either of us, sometimes labels do serve a purpose.

I feel a lot. Which means I can also get very overwhelmed. This happens more often than I’m happy to be aware of now. I find it difficult to be in social situations I can’t control. Not because I’m afraid of judgement from others, truth be told, I never finish judging myself to get to that phase.

I know better. I should have done better. Why is it not 💯? If I did not give it my very best, why bother show up at all?⬅️ Very dangerous. Even though I know this, I still struggle with this EVERYDAY.

I would like to show up in a BIG WAY. For myself & for my community. Even with this little-big hurdle, I know there’s space for everybody in there, and that I’m not alone. Clearly not purely altruistic, but also to help give voice to others out there trying to find their place. We all want to belong. The beauty of humans is that we are so different but SIMPLY the same.

We are pleased to start virtually hosting Wisdom&Wellness Talks – safe-space for all to share what matters to them, because YOU MATTER. When COVID-safe, we shall continue facilitating Wisdom&Wellness Circles 👉🏽 in-person safe-spaces facilitated by trained retired elderly women in interpersonal psychotherapy counseling.

Click on the button above to join the talks 👆🏽

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS Tap Elderly Women’s Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY) is a mental health stakeholder in Tanzania bridging the intergenerational- and mental health treatment-gap by training retired elderly women in adapting WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program (mhGAP). The grandmotherly figures called Wisdom&Wellness Counselors provide accessible mental health services, support and resources in their underserved communities. Wisdom&Wellness Meditation Garden is a wellness center in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area empowering people with simple self-care practices for holistic health and well-being. We teach yoga; organize nature adventures in local parks; facilitate Wisdom&Wellness Talks, a safe-space for people to share wisdom, connect, gain life-skills as they build community; and the Wisdom&Wellness Collection, our handcrafted line of natural skincare & aromatherapy products. 50% of our Wisdom&Wellness Meditation Garden’s revenue supports the mental health initiatives of our nonprofit partner in Tanzania, TEWWY If you would like to be a part of our Wisdom&Wellness Community, let’s connect.

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