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Sometimes it can be tempting to emotionally, mentally, and physically be in three different places. For example, to emotionally be in the past, mentally be in the future, and physically be in the present. To emotionally hold on to the pain of yesteryear, to mentally think about the next goal you want to achieve, and to physically be in a particular place.

When we think of anxiety and depression and the severity of them both, most often those emotional experiences and perspectives are influenced by being in three places at once, or attempting to be in three places at once. Recentering is a concept of bringing all parts: emotional, mental, and physical parts of you to the present moment with a greater sense of power and the ability to respond to what’s in the here and now.

This can be a difficult task, especially when the conversations around you are about the next big event, or you’re replaying the last play that didn’t go as planned, or you’re sitting in a room with people you don’t really connect with. Being present can be a catalyst, can be fuel, for helping you to really heal the past and move positively toward your future. Being present aligns you with your power and your control because your power and control cannot be in the past nor the future.

What if you stop feeding anxiety and starve depression by being present?

By creating a present worth being present for, by surrounding yourself with people you actually want to be around, by going to environments you actually enjoy, by engaging in tasks with fun and excitement instead of boredom and force, by reframing failures as lessons and challenges as opportunities.

How would your life be different if you were more present?

Written by Kheri A. Corbin,

For those who play to avoid the personal stuff

For those who run from the present mentally and emotionally

For Those Black Athletes


The Ones Who Genuinely Love them

If you could give yourself permission to pause, can you identify which expectations of others have you tried or are you trying to live up to?

And is that expectation freeing you to make your dreams reality or holding you hostage to someone else’s idea of you?

As a Black Athlete, you are impressionable to the thought patterns and the goals of your coaches, your parents, your teammates, your friends, the fans, and society as a whole. It takes consistent quiet time to really recenter and ground yourself, to what really holds true for you.

When others impress upon you their desires through humor, through coaching, through parenting, through advice, through feedback, through criticism, through simple conversation, through likes on social media, you can get so caught up in fulfilling other’s desires and losing sight of your own. You can start to lose your voice, your say, your stance, and your confidence. This is not to say that the influence of others is all bad or negative or a detour from your destiny, but your dreams have to really speak to you if you want to align it with happiness and freedom.

What expectations from others are you holding on to for your good?

What expectations do you need to release?

Written by Kheri A. Corbin,

For those who have taken others projections in and allowed them to direct their dreams

For Those Black Athletes


The Ones Who Love them


Kheri A. Corbin, MMFT, LMFT
I believe that winning in all areas of our lives is possible.  Remaining undefeated means consistently using adverse and conflictual experiences as opportunities to triumph, grow, and thrive. Strategies used to win and maintain healthiness in one area can be transferred to multiple areas of our lives through intentionality. We each have our set of opponents that are tailored to us. On the other side of defeating those opponents are the healthier versions of ourselves that we need to become to align ourselves with greater. In investing seeds of hope, positivity, and strength, I value assisting individuals, couples, and families with tapping into their internal resources to win beyond the opponents of trauma, depression, insecurity, fear, dysfunction, anxiety, generational curses, and any other opponent or obstacle that threatens experiences of safety, security, and abundance.

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