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Let Go and Let Shine

By Caitlin Alfonso, LMSW --- Recently, I had a student tell me: “I heard when you learn to love yourself, you lose a lot of friends in the process… because they do not love themselves and so they cannot accept you loving yourself”. Just sit with that for a second. ...

Be That Girl Who Goes Far

By Caitlin Alfonso, LMSW --- Friend. Secret-Keeper. Partner. Teammate. Peer. Cheerleader. Soul Sister. Acquaintance. Guide. Challenger. BFF. Jokester. Classmate. Goal Getter. Mentor. Colleague. Advisor. Supporter. Club Member. Leader. Collaborator. The girl next to you can be a lot of things, but she is not your competition.  There is an African ...