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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

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Active Hobbies for Physical and Emotional Health

Hobbies, past times, leisure activities…. all of these descriptors sound so passive and unimportant. These enjoyable activities are far more important to our wellness than we give them credit for, and sometimes make life feel worth living. Finding and creating joyful experiences for ourselves is crucial to a rich, full life. Active hobbies are good… Read More Active Hobbies for Physical and Emotional Health

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Pity-Party or Self-Compassion? Recognizing the Difference

We’ve all encountered someone who constantly bemoans the difficulties of their life. Everyone needs to vent, but some people take it to an Olympic level. It can be exhausting to listen to all that misery. Because it is such an irritating trait in others, many of us are reticent to express our sorrow too much… Read More Pity-Party or Self-Compassion? Recognizing the Difference