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Anxiety

Anxiety

I’ve learned, the first step in addressing anxiety, is to acknowledge its presence without scrutiny.

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Managing Holiday Expectations

Managing Holiday Expectations

Take a breath and recognize what is realistic and what may be overwhelming to you, and not try to overexert yourself to appease people. Set realistic holiday expectations for yourself, in what you can do and what you may not be able to do this holiday season, and create a plan to not exhaust all of your

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

On November 20th, please take a moment to join a community vigil, honoring the unnecessary violent deaths of 33 #TGNC individuals this year, as well as find a way to year-around honor and offer a greater quality of life for those courageous and resilient TGNC human beings. To all those identifying as transgender and gender non-conforming: you are strong, courageous, and if you are struggling please do not be afraid to find trustworthy people, including therapists, who can fight on your behalf.

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Coping with Life Transitions

Coping with Life Transitions

For many, life transitions are scary. As change sits foreign and uncertain, many people prefer a routine, as it allows them to feel comfortable in their day to day experiences, and change rattles that monotony. Transition may make them fearful and/or anxious, both

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Redefining Expectations and Success

Redefining Expectations and Success

Rather than trying to live up to other people’s expectations, ask yourself, what does success look like for you? Look inward and place your focus on what brings you fulfillment and makes you feel alive. We are built with an inner guide, which is sometimes referred to as heart, intuition, or gut instinct, but are often trained to disregard this guide in favor of listening to others who “know better”.

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Authenticity

Authenticity

Being true to oneself is not simply an individual choice, but includes how we interact with others. When we are authentic, seen, and still chosen and loved, our relationships thrive, as do we in our capacity to give and receive love.

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Normalizing BDSM

Normalizing BDSM

Thankfully, in recent years, the BDSM community has been increasingly normalized through research that contrasts with the historical misconceptions of this population. Research now suggests that the foundational components of BDSM culture emphasize informed consent and mutual satisfaction

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Anxiety

Anxiety

As of 2013, one in nine people worldwide has had an anxiety disorder in the past year. Individuals with anxiety disorders are excessively fearful, anxious, or avoidant of perceived threats in the environment

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Redefining Expectations

Redefining Expectations

When we let go of our expectations and redefine them according to our newly acknowledged needs and desires, then we can finally accept and love ourselves and find fulfillment in the unexpected joys of life.

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5 Stages of Job Loss Grief

5 Stages of Job Loss Grief

The loss of a job can be an emotional roller coaster. After losing a job, it might feel as if the world collapses. Besides the loss of stability, structure, and colleagues, the sense of social utility and identity can be affected. When dealing with grief, feelings of...

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Achieve happiness through Wu Wei

Achieve happiness through Wu Wei

The ancient Taoist philosophical concept Wu Wei challenges the idea that happiness is something we can pursue. Through inaction, long-lasting happiness comes to us because we do things we simply enjoy, not for the pursuit of happiness.

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