Take Root Therapy February Newsletter

Honoring Black History, celebrating interdependence, and doing the work…

Hi all,

Whatever changes (or lack of changes!) the past month has brought you, I hope you are being kind to yourself and prioritizing self-compassion. Collectively, we are honoring Black History Month by spotlighting Black joy. Often, when we talk about Black history, we inadvertently stress the trauma of Black history rather than the hopeful future (and present!). Engaging with media from Black creators that centers the human experience is a great way to celebrate Black joy.

Some of us might have also celebrated Valentine’s Day this past weekend and seen a lot of things about love on our social media feeds. Regardless of being in a relationship, this holiday can serve as a reminder to connect with others and to show our appreciation.

That’s part of the reason why we chose to write about interdependence this month. Being interdependent is the art of offering support and being supported in return, while still being able to self-sustain and soothe ourselves. It’s not an easy set of skills, but the good news is that we can develop it with time and intention.

As we continue to cope through an unprecedented pandemic, remember: you are worthy of your own love, you can only do your best, and you are enough. If you need extra support, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here for you.

Warm regards,
Saba Harouni Lurie

On The Blog

Am I Codependent If I Enjoy Having My Needs Met & Meeting The Needs of Others?

Am I Codependent If I Enjoy Having My Needs Met & Meeting The Needs of Others?: Interdependence 101

“What is a healthy relationship, when it comes to needing and being needed? Collectively, we seem to not know the answer. The Internet is filled with relationship quizzes promising to answer the question, “Am I codependent?” and also snappy lists that claim they can diagnose us or our partners as the opposite. We may receive so many messages about being emotionally needy, or not needy enough, that we begin to consider therapy for codependency or relationship issues, or wonder if we are “too much” or “not enough” for our loved ones…”

Community Events

Teen Book Bites: Black Lives Matter

Join Los Angeles librarians as they discuss books for teens about the Black Lives Matter movement!

Monday, February 22nd, 3PM

Afro-Joy Dance Party with Tatiana Zamir

A free follow-along dance party for all bodies and levels of experience to embody joy, healing and connect with community, inspired by Afro-diasporic music and movement.

Thursday, February 18th, 6:30PM
Free with RSVP

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