Take Root Therapy April Newsletter

We seek to find resolution in romantic relationships (instead of having the same fight over and over), clean up Griffith Park, and make ourselves move.

A Letter From Our Founder


Hi folks,

Spring is here in full bloom, and I hope the sun has been warming your shoulders and your spirit.

This month, I have often found myself vacillating between gratitude and guilt. These two lie so close together for me. I have experienced this personally and within my relationship. There are moments when I feel so grateful and connected to my partner, and I can communicate that with tenderness. Then, there are moments when I express frustration and anger unkindly, followed by feelings of guilt, as it’s not how I want to operate in my relationship. We have found our way to repair, which I am glad for. I have been reminding myself that we are connected. Not just my partner and me (although that is true, and it helps to remember), but also the fact that we are all connected. I have even been looking down at my feet and then imagining the feet of another, someone I want to cultivate compassion and care for. It’s a new practice for me, and I like it.

Our blog article this month is about conflict and resolution in romantic relationships. As always, it is full of research-based information and tips that we hope will help. If you and your partner have been having the same fight over and over, perhaps the article can help you better understand what’s going on for you.

If you know that you need support with this or with anything else, I hope you reach out. Our email address is info@takeroottherapy.com, and you can reach us by phone or text at (323) 388-5578.

Saba Harouni Lurie (she/her/hers)

On The Blog

How Do We Stop Having the Same Fight Over and Over?: Making Sense of Conflict in Relationships and Finding Resolution

The first year of my marriage was the hardest one. That’s not at all what I expected or what I had seen depicted in the movies. I had assumed that the first year would be easy; we would be in our honeymoon period, but that wasn’t the case for us. We had lived together for a few years before getting married. We had made it through the hell of wedding planning, but we really struggled with the transition. We just kept having the same fight over and over, although it took a while for that to become clear…

How to Help

Volunteer on Tuesdays@10am: Art Days

Art Tuesdays are Back at Big Sunday!

This last summer many people enjoyed joining us to make beautiful, cheerful and unique mosaic suns to brighten up shelters, schools, hospitals, and other places all over town. These cool projects are the brainchild of our old friend and well-known artist Cathy Weiss.

We can use your help! You don’t need to be artistic; just sincere.

The events will take place at our new Big Sunday headquarters on Tuesdays 10am-12pm.

4351 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

Space is limited. Sign up here.

Every Tuesday starting at 10am

Big Sunday Headquarters
4351 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Griffith Park Cleanup Hike

Join us for a fun and impactful hike in Griffith Park, where you’ll connect with like-minded Angelenos as together we pick up litter and restore the natural beauty of our local green space. This event is a perfect opportunity to join a community of climate conscious people who care about our city, the earth, and one another.

Saturday, May 11th

2650 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(meetup location)

Community Events

Generational Wellness Carnival

Welcome to the Generational Wellness Carnival!

Join the folks at Crenshaw Yoga & Dance for a fun-filled day focused on health and well-being for all ages. Get ready to participate in exciting activities, creative workshops, and interactive sessions designed to promote wellness across generations.

From yoga and pilates to art workshops and mindfulness sessions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Photo Booth, Vendors, Food, Music, Art and More! Come together with your family and friends to celebrate health and happiness at this one-of-a-kind event. See you there!

Sunday, May 19th
10:00AM – 6:00PM

Crenshaw Yoga & Dance
5426 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90043

NAMIWalks Greater LA County Mental Health Fest

Get ready for the NAMIWalks Greater LA County Mental Health Fest, a kickass in-person event celebrating mental health with music, activities

Saturday, May 4th
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WisdoMania Fest

Experience the transformative energy of WisdoMania Fest, where two unforgettable days are dedicated to self-care, creativity, mental health and entertainment. This inclusive, all-ages event provides a supportive space where every attendee is embraced and acknowledged.

Friday, May 17th
5:00PM – 11:00PM

Griffith Park (May 17) & Catch One (May 19)
4067 W Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

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