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Mom dancing with daughters

Dance and movement therapy holds promise for treating anxiety and depression, as well as deeper psychological wounds

By Commentaries/Opinions

The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment. By Lana Ruvolo Grasser, The Conversation — A few years ago, framed by the skyline of Detroit, a group of about 15 children resettled as refugees from the Middle East and Africa leapt and twirled around, waving blue, pink and white streamers through the air. The…

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Mary Smith, pictured near her home in Irving, Tex., quit her job to avoid going back to the office after the pandemic.

Many Black women felt relieved to work from home, free from microaggressions. Now they’re told to come back.

By Editors' Choice

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu, Washington Post — After seven years of corporate life, Mary Smith had a routine: putting extra effort into her hair (so as to not appear too Black) and her demeanor (ditto) and her clothes (you can probably guess). But once she got a taste of the work-from-home life during the pandemic, Smith knew she could never go back. Her scalp was free from constraining hairstyles, and she…

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