Author Archive: Tessa Peoples

9 May

Our Message this Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s day, we’re reflecting on the women who do the hardest job in the world. With the announcement of the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first baby this week, Prince Harry said: "It's been the most amazing experience that I… Read More

1 May

It’s time to talk about mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Many people hesitate to talk about their mental health struggles openly. Because of the stigma attached to mental health, they may fear judgment or discrimination if they speak up. When people have to suffer in private, the isolation causes… Read More

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More

13 Nov

What We Learned at CFR’s On the Table Philly Conversation: “Relating in a Divided World”

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What do a white male UCC pastor, a black female sex educator, and a white female cultural consultant have in common? Though this sounds like the beginning of a tasteless joke, it is actually the setup for Council For Relationships’ On The Table Philly event… Read More

27 Nov

How CFR Therapy Changed a Life and Inspired a Powerful Art Series

If you live or work in Philadelphia, then you probably recognize the work of area artist Amberella. Her hearts can be found all over the city, with short yet powerful messages like "BE BRAVE" and "YOU CAN." Amberella began her series Power Hearts after coming out of… Read More