How unconscious bias plays a pivotal role in therapy’s effectiveness

Her office was always draped in heavy, dark curtains. The air was musty, perhaps because the emotional support dog frequently napped in the corner.

Where I come from, animals aren’t kept indoors, so the scent of wet dog clinging to the linens was new. The room, however, felt familiar. Maybe…


Increase your chances of landing an interview

It’s ballsy of you to job hunt during a pandemic.

The audacityI like it.

There are a myriad of reasons you may be applying for jobs in 2021. Grim prospects and downsizing companies haven’t slowed you down one bit.

And why should it?

There are still hundreds —…


How we guilt ourselves into doing it all

The title of this article sounds privileged and reeks of insensitivity. Not everyone can afford hired assistance to maintain their homes.

How dare I insinuate such?

That’s fair.

Now ask yourself if there’s any area of your life —…


Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Not everyone deserves an explanation. In fact, no one really does.

And that’s a difficult concept for people pleasers to digest. We believe if there is no “real” reason for saying “no” that an automatic affirmative response should be granted.

Wrong.

Overthinkers process requests like computers. There’s a definitive set…


The beauty of cross-platform functionality

Medium is mainly a writer’s platform.

I get that.

But during the quarantine I had a lot of time to think about how I can better utilize my resources.

With so many avenues for cross-platform functionality I do not want to waste any opportunity to reach my audience scattered on…


Be wary of the course creator scheme.

Now, before you draw the daggers, hear me out.

The internet is a helpful place filled with endless resources. But let’s be honest. During the last few years, especially during the pandemic, there’s been a resurgence of the get-rich-quick money-making scheme.

It’s reared it’s head in the form of blessing…


Fear of rejection. The desire for validation and approval is what drives most of our decisions. I don't know where we learned this, but I do know it can be unlearned. Actually, I DO know! We're pitted against our siblings as children. We compete in class and seek rewards and awards all throughout life. For some people the rejection drives them - motivates them. For others it's a brutal and lingering blow. We fear asking because we anticipate rejection. How much simpler would life be if we simply embraced the "no's" as we do all the positive answers.


If the front door of opportunity won’t open, try the window

The biggest misconception I had as a teenager was that I’d have everything figured out by my mid to late twenties.

I was so, SO wrong!

I imagined I would have a well-paying, fulfilling career. …


There’s been a change of plans.

I assumed I’d be halfway to the altar by now. Guess what? I’m not even close. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t manifest my husband. Or pray for one.

As bummed as I should be, quarantine allowed me to toy with the idea of perpetual singleness.

It’s a mindset I thought…


For a lifetime he’d been every bit of God as she deemed God to be

The minister slept with the deaconess on Wednesday nights. On those nights, he anointed her body with his spirit’s oil. His was the broken vessel that left his wife’s dwelling every mid-week. And for over a decade, he ministered to other women in both body and soul. …

Sylene "SylJoe" Joseph

#Podcaster // #Linguist // Blogger // Wellness Advocate. 📧: sylenejoseph@gmail.com | www.syljoe.com

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