Surfing yourself into a Stupor? 5 signs of Internet Addiction

Time spent online can be productive and enjoyable. You may use the Internet extensively for your job, or, like me, rely on social networking sites to keep in touch with loved ones overseas. But what if you find yourself checking Twitter as soon as you wake up in the morning, scrolling through your ... [Read More]

How to Give Constructive Criticism

We have all been in a situation where we want to give a friend, a colleague or a partner constructive criticism but feel uneasy confronting them. What if they reject or dismiss it? What if they view it as an attack? What if it comes out all wrong and we end up arguing? These are common thoughts when ... [Read More]

Setting Goals in 2016

Happy new year!  The beginning of a new year can bring with it feelings of hope, excitement and renewal.  Indeed, ‘tis the season for old endings, new beginnings, and new year’s resolutions.  This blog is designed to offer you a new perspective on new beginnings by presenting you with ways to set ... [Read More]

Feeling SAD? 7 Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

As a Brit, you’d think I’d be used to gloomy weather. But having spent several years living in sunny Los Angeles, I have to admit - I’m nervous about the upcoming winter. Because exposure to sunlight plays a crucial role in emotional balance, the shorter, darker days of January and February are when ... [Read More]

10 Ways to Moderate Your Drinking

Alcohol may be a part of your everyday life.  You may drink socially or even enjoy a drink after a long day of work. But it is important to pay attention to your consumption habits as sometimes drinking can become problematic. If you feel like your drinking leads to risky behavior or cause issues ... [Read More]

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Going On PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is on the minds of many gay men in New York City. It seems everyone knows someone on it or is taking it himself. The drug effectively blocks HIV infections 92-99% of the time for people who take it everyday, yet it remains controversial. Some have argued that it will ... [Read More]

How To Manage Your Stress

Unfortunately, stress is inevitable. So, what can we do about it? I’ve always thought a little stress can be good. It can help to motivate you, it can encourage you to perform better, and it can heighten your excitement about a task. However, it’s all about moderation. Too much stress can cause ... [Read More]

4 Steps to Combat Shame

Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are bad, wrong or broken and therefore unworthy of love and belonging. It is a universal emotion that we all share when something we have done or not done could cause disconnection with others. Shame gets its power from ... [Read More]

3 Skills for Validating Your Partner’s Feelings

In any relationship, communication is essential, especially to get your needs met and let your partner know how you feel. When it’s working well, both partners can feel loving, connected, and secure. But when you encounter defensiveness or misunderstanding, it's easy to feel unsupported or to worry ... [Read More]

Finding a New Story: The Power of Storytelling

Everyone has a story, and that story is made up of many more intertwined stories. The stories you tell about yourself can change the way you feel, affect your relationships, and can impact your growth and progress. This blog will show you a way to identify and label your stories, and to show ways ... [Read More]