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4:45

Last week the Internet was in an uproar over Jay-Z’s latest album “4:44.” On this album, Jay-Z is bearing his soul as he reveals parts of himself that we haven’t seen from him, particularly as it relates to his marriage with Beyonce. One particular article struck a cord with me because the writer eloquently connected the lyrics from the 4:44 album to her experience in a past relationship. In this article the writer speaks a lot about the place her ex left her in and places a lot of blame on him for her heartbreak. It was really hard for me to read through this article. It made me think about my own irresponsible choices and regrets in my past relationships.
The difference is I take full responsibility for the choices that I’ve made when it came to dating. I believe we place men on a pedestal by dating them for their

The Therapist

One of my girlfriends recently suggested a show called The Therapist on Viceland. It’s a show about a licensed therapist, Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh sitting down with musicians and culture influencers creating a space of healing. Even with the camera’s rolling, Dr. Singh exudes an aura of authenticity and humility. Each episode meeting the individuals where they are and effortlessly guiding them to their own vulnerability.
What I love most about this show is Dr. Singh’s delicacy with addressing the wounds of the individuals he’s sitting down with. He presents as very wise, even-keeled, and very attune to the person sitting before him. He mentions that he will not boost himself to seem bigger than he is, but instead will choose a path of empathy, knowing that he’s a human being talking to another human being. It’s beautiful to watch as Dr. Singh meets each person where they are without judgement.
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