If you are connected to the internet or watch television, you know about Brock Turner –the rapist who viciously assaulted a young woman next to a dumpster. Though convicted, Brock received an egregiously short, 6 month sentence. You’ve also likely read the survivor’s letter and the letter the rapist’s father sent to the court. Perhaps you’ve […]
For young souls that come from a home where substance use and/ or physical, emotional, and sexual abuse are the norm, love and trauma can become connected in strange ways. We gain a greater understanding that people are not just good or bad, and we have an early understanding of the broken pieces people carry […]
Use this positive self-talk to motivate you throughout your day and see how much you can accomplish with just a little positive self-talk!
With gratitude and joy, I present a wonderfully informative guest blog about Sex Addiction by an amazing colleague and friend, Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S Sex Addiction: Real or Excuses? I found my husband’s profile on several Internet sex sites; it turns out he has been meeting anonymous sex partners. I am devastated and confused; […]
There is no single representation in the media today that can fully articulate the beautiful diversity within this group. Each individual is on their own unique journey and deserves respect and understanding. Should you come to know someone who is transgender, do not assume you know about their lives or their goals. Get to know them as you would anyone, and let them share themselves and their vision for life when and if they choose to.
Trans* 101 All the conversation about transgender identities in the media in the last week has been truly groundbreaking.The Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer has gotten mostly positive reviews. Still, as this is a very new subject for many Americans, some confusion continues to exist regarding transgender issues. With this installment in my trans* […]
Bruce Jenner’s experience is not the norm.
In our previous post we explored the meaning of happiness and how it manifests itself in our lives. There are many practices and habits that we can incorporate into our lives that will help us cultivate and increase feeling of happiness. Let’s explore some of these below: Gratitude: It is essential for our well being […]
What is happiness? Often when we think of happy people, we think of people who are optimistic, always positive, smiling and cheerful. They rarely complain and generally seem to have everything together in their lives. But do they?? Are things really going as smoothly as they seem in their lives? Being happy doesn’t mean that […]
A special thank you and deep gratitude to Dr. Aisha Dixon-Peters for this incredible, in depth blog about intimate partner violence. Intimate Partner Violence – What it is and How to Help Aisha Dixon-Peters, Psy.D. When you think of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), often called Domestic Violence (DV), what popular images come to […]