More Than Out: How to Live a Joyful and Fulfilling Life After Coming Out

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Coming out and living life fearlessly and joyfully is rarely just one step. Typically, it’s a process involving many bold steps and a commitment to living a liberated life. While the process of coming out is liberating, it is not a one-way ticket to a happy life. Many LGBTQ people stay in ... [Read More]

Embracing Your Authentic Self

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From a very young age, each of us has been asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Instead, I prefer to ask, “Who do you get to be?" This is a more powerful question because our ‘beingness’ is what shapes our ‘doingness.’ Likewise, when we wake up each day, we all are faced ... [Read More]

Meditation: My Mind Won’t Stop!

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In meditation classes, newer practitioners often ask the question, “How do I quiet my mind?” Following a practice, new students often comment, “My mind won't stop!” Meditation is a practice of calming the body and mind using breath awareness. Meditation isn’t about stopping the mind, rather settling ... [Read More]

Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work!

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Every year when January 1st rolls around, you tend to hear two phrases: Happy New Year! Followed by the question, “What’s your new year’s resolution?” After all, what better time to change into a “new you” than a new year? According to research, about half of all Americans make New Year’s ... [Read More]

Six Things Your Brain will Thank You For

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Your brain is only about 2% of your body weight, but it uses about 20% of your energy every day. It makes sense to take as good care of it as many of us do of our bodies. Here are some things you can do for your brain. Six things your brain will thank you for Exercise – Here's another ... [Read More]

New Year, New Career

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My favorite day of the year is January 1st. I remember when I was in my 20s and waking up in my Brooklyn shared apartment, and thinking “Ah, I have nothing I need to do today.” This remains true to this day. I love the relief of getting through the holidays, which seem to start with Halloween and ... [Read More]

Communicate Effectively This Holiday

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Tis the season to be jolly… isn’t that what they say? Holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. There are plenty of demands and expectations put upon us that can be anxiety producing. Family and friends want the celebrations to be fun and joyful. Getting together to spend time with ... [Read More]

Give Yourself the Gift of Self Care

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Although the holidays are intended to leave us feeling fulfilled, loved, and accomplished, they often leave us feeling more stress than pleasure.  Many people are concerned with the amount of time they need to spend with family members during the holidays, and often feel a sense of dread in the ... [Read More]

How to Eat Mindfully This Holiday

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For many of us, our happiest memories of the holiday time are intertwined with the sensory experience of eating. We think about the smell of a family recipe in the oven; we relish the thought of a treat we only indulge in during a special time of year. For those of us who have any tendency towards ... [Read More]

Be Present This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a time of year when families, friends, and communities come together across cultures to celebrate. It is a time when we begin to see many images of joyous celebration, feasting, spending, and comfort. Coupled with that can come feelings of stress or distress. While the reasons ... [Read More]