Elevate You.

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Everyday you have a choice

Blakelea Martin-Brown

Are you tired of repeating the same patterns over and over? We constantly recycle experiences and patterns until we learn to change and heal them. 


We avoid making changes because it's uncomfortable and scary to do something different. But eventually we...

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What is Mensana Wellness

Blakelea Martin-Brown

What is Mensana Wellness? Good question!


Mensana Wellness was born out of my own journey and healing work. A few years ago I started the process of digging deep into why I think the things I think and do the things I do. I got to know parts of myself...

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Psychological Impacts of Race-Based Trauma

Counseling Concierge & Wellness, LLC

Whether or not one becomes traumatized is based on many things including coping strategies & if the incident is perceived to be negative, sudden & uncontrollable. Thus, a lot of Black people may have already developed coping strategies to deal with recent events....

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Change starts with you

Blakelea Martin-Brown

Change has to start with you. You can't control others or their choices, so if you're waiting for someone else to change you'll likely be waiting a while. 


Anything going on in your external world (relationships, work stressors, etc.) is a mirror or...

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To heal is to unlearn

Blakelea Martin-Brown

To heal is to unlearn. The Mensana method of holistic guidance is built upon this idea. That's why my workbooks are titled the Unlearning Series. 


The first workbook, Show Up, is an invitation to get to know yourself deeply and intimately and to begin...

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The Bible and Depression

Luke Wynja


Scripture – Psalm 42-43, Psalm 31

Depression and many forms of mental illness are when our souls are at war with ourselves. What makes it most difficult is that it is self-reported and it is not simple to repair a noisy soul!

How should we approach...

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When Friends become Family

The Art of Zen-ful Living

When friends become more support than family

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Pandemic & Anxiety

The Art of Zen-ful Living

How to managing pandemic anxiety

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