Did you ever play the game called “telephone” growing up? One kid whispered a secret message into the ear of the kid next to him. That kid then whispered the “same” message into the ear of the kid next to her. On and on each kid would whisper the message around the circle until you […]
Self-doubt can be debilitating. It can hold you back from pursuing your dreams and living the life you really want. Self-doubt can also make it hard to complete necessary daily tasks and make simple decisions. The good news is, it is possible to overcome self-doubt and quiet that negative self-talk. Here’s how: 1. Take Charge Immediately When inner […]
Having confidence helps individuals achieve greater success in life. When someone believes they can accomplish something, nothing can stop them from reaching that goal. Equally important, however, is having a healthy self-esteem. Many people believe they can achieve a goal, they just don’t believe they are worth the effort. Having confidence and a positive self-esteem can help you live […]
Self-esteem is an opinion we have of ourselves; a way of placing value on ourselves as people. While we may voice characteristics such as “I’m American” or “I have brown eyes,” these are facts that don’t carry a negative or positive connotation. A low self-esteem suggests we carry a negative opinion of ourselves. For example, […]
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* […]