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Taking Off the Mask: Expressing Your True Self as You Come Out to Family and Friends #LGBT

The decision to come out to friends and family as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a life changing one. I have written an article about coming out for the LGBT community  in the past but I felt the need to talk about it further.  Often people decide to come out because they are tired… Read More Taking Off the Mask: Expressing Your True Self as You Come Out to Family and Friends #LGBT

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How to Create a Mentally Healthy Home Environment to Reduce Stress

Creating a Mentally Healthy Home Environment to Reduce Stress The world is stressful, so when we come home, it should be our haven away from the madness. Unfortunately, it often doesn’t work that way, as our homes can bring an entirely different set of stressors, from household obligations and bills to family discord. Creating an… Read More How to Create a Mentally Healthy Home Environment to Reduce Stress

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Strategies for Self-Improvement During Difficult Times

It seems there was less talk about New Year Resolutions during the transition from 2020 to 2021. Perhaps that was one of the few positive outcomes of Covid-19 and the myriad of other challenges from such a difficult year.  New Year Resolutions, despite their seemingly optimistic and empowering intent, often set us up for failure.… Read More Strategies for Self-Improvement During Difficult Times

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Social Anxiety in the LGBT Community

Do you experience fear and anxiety when interacting with people you don’t know well? Have you noticed yourself feeling overwhelmed about being in crowds or groups? These are common signs of social anxiety.  Thirteen out of 100 people struggle with social anxiety at some point in their lives. For people in the LGBT community, social… Read More Social Anxiety in the LGBT Community

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Setting Limits with Toxic People

There are toxic environmental factors, such as fumes, chemicals, and waste, and then the less literal (but still damaging), toxic people.  How to spot a toxic person? It may not be obvious at first, but often there are subtle signs that indicate the presence of toxic characteristics.  Saccharine sweetness:  Someone who presents as artificial and… Read More Setting Limits with Toxic People