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Session 82: Stop Shoulding On Yourself

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

In this week’s episode I discuss how our language impacts our mental health, specifically when it’s filled with things we “should” do or be and shared 5 tips for how you can stop “shoulding” on yourself.
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