I love a good book list.
Here are a few of the lists that I'm finding titles from right now:
35 Fantastic LGBT Books to Read this Pride Month
Anti-racism resources for white people
101 powerful books to celebrate Black History all year long
The Ultimate LGBTQIA+ Pride Book List
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has introduced a new podcast called SART Fertility Experts. Check out their first episode: What is IVF?
Emily P. Freeman's latest podcast episode On Racism: Learning to Speak and Listen is what I needed to hear this morning. I encourage you to listen to it if you, too, are seeing what's going on in our nation and wondering what to do and how you fit in. (Heads up: She offers up a prayer from a Christian perspective at the very end.)
'My instinct along with a lot of other people, especially white people, is to ask, “What can I do?” My instinct is not to ask how have I contributed, but the more I listened to our Black brothers and sisters, the more this question comes to the surface. I keep hearing our black friends say, “Could you listen to us? Believe us. Learn our stories. Apologize to us.'
Last week, I virtually attended the Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference. It's usually held in Philadelphia, but this year it was held online because of the pandemic. I was delighted to attend and hear excellent lectures from experts in the field on a variety of topics including legal updates in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), medical developments in ART, and possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss.
Here's a great book list. Happy reading!
19 Books To Read For Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The CAAMFEST, the Bay Area's Asian film festival is still happening this year! Albeit online and modified. It starts tonight. Check out caamfest.com/2020 to see which screenings are happening. And....it's all free!
We're starting Week Nine of the Shelter-in-Place order here in Santa Clara County. I hope you are staying well and taking very good care of yourself.
I wanted to check-in:
How are you holding up?
What are you finding easier? What is harder?
Who/what do you miss? Who/what do you NOT miss?
What grief are you holding?
What is NOT helping you right now?
What is saving you right now?
PS: If you're feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, or just need someone to talk to you can text HOME to 741741 and you'll be connected to a Crisis Counselor.
Hey there! How are you doing?
A couple of things to note:
I’m Elaine Gee-Wong and I'm a therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA.
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