Make Friends With Your Feelings

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How many times has someone asked you ”what are you feeling?” You answer, “I don’t know; I guess I’m fine.” Fine is really not a feeling. Our emotions have a physiological sensation. We sense them in our bodies and sometimes it’s difficult to describe what we actually feel. By learning to connect ... [Read More]

The Surge: Understanding Your Body’s Response to Anxiety

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Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives.  Some of us encounter it more often than others and to differing degrees and intensity.  In fact, anxiety is a normal reaction to change, risk, new experiences or perceptions of threat.  Anxiety can be an uncomfortable experience and can ... [Read More]

5 Tips for Dealing with Transitions

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Our lives are always changing: a new job, a new friendship or relationship, an illness, a graduation, or even the loss of a loved one are all different types of transitions.  Transitions come in all shapes and sizes.  A larger scale transition like a break up, job change, or apartment move may have ... [Read More]

How Trauma Gets Passed Along

Trauma

“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.” -James Baldwin Trauma is defined as a distressing or disturbing experience resulting in an emotional response. This can include violence in your community such as a crime, a ... [Read More]

10 Ways to Manage Your Time More Efficiently

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Why do we always feel like we can’t get everything done that we need to? No matter how hard we try, the to-do list never seems to end. Time management is a skill that so many of us struggle with in our daily routines. So, what’s the answer? How can we manage our time more efficiently to ensure that ... [Read More]

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]