Tame Your Inner Critic

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We have tons of thoughts every minute but when these thoughts are consistently critical and judgmental of ourselves  (i.e. how we’ve failed yet again) then it restricts our ability to live more fully and enjoy our lives.  An intense and relentless Inner Critic can lead to social anxiety, perfectionism, rigidity and depression.

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Healing from a Break Up

Grief and Loss

Remember the exquisite pain of your first long-term relationship break up? Going through the ending of a significant relationship can be exponentially more difficult for LGBTQ people, having been rejected, demeaned and devalued by society-at-large and too often by our family of origin.

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Dating Etiquette for the Modern Age

On Line Dating

With all the technological advances of online dating resources and phone apps, it can be tricky to figure out how best to find your mate! All of my recommendations come down to two main points:

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Think You’re Codependent?

Codependency has become an overused term that encompasses any seemingly unhealthy dependence in a relationship.  But what does it REALLY  mean to be codependent?

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Relationship Goals for the New Year

Do New Year’s Resolutions work?  If so, how best should you set them up?  Can you have goals for your relationship?  How about if you’re single? Watch our episode to hear our words of encouragement and advice.

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Being Single During the Holidays

Being single during the holidays isn’t always easy.  Listen to our tips on holiday dating, coping with expectations, and how to navigate these sometimes challenging waters. Here’s our podcast on the same topic:

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Surviving the Holidays if Your Family Voted for Trump

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Did your family vote for Trump? Feeling betrayed, depressed, hurt, angry, or scared? Finding it difficult to imagine being with your family of origin during the holidays?

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Why is the “Sex Addiction” Diagnosis Harmful?

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Below is an interview with David Ley about the new position statement by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

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Your Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Spending time with family during Thanksgiving can already be stressful, but given the current political climate post-election it can be particularly tricky to navigate this year.

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Mindfulness with Compassion: Essential Tools for Inner Work

What is mindfulness?

According to Jon Kabat-Zin, mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

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