How “Healthy” is Your Fitness and Diet Routine? 3 Things to Consider

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” ~Simone de Beauvoir For many of us, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced fitness and diet routine is challenging.  Scheduling activities that nourish our different needs is a helpful way to combat daily stress, ... [Read More]

Gay Shame: 5 Ways Gay Men Compensate

Perfect Bodies. Expensive Clothes. Lavish Vacations. All these are great, but what if none of them makes the person who has them happy? Gay Men are notorious for being tastemakers and having their finger on the pulse of everything that is covetable. But did you ever wonder how this characterization ... [Read More]

Finding the Right Therapist: 5 Questions to Ask

Finding the right therapist is not an easy task. The process can be time-consuming and expensive. Often when people are searching for a therapist it's during a time when things may feel uncertain or overwhelming, making an already difficult task even harder. Here are five questions to ask yourself ... [Read More]

3 Strategies for Setting Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are a vital part of maintaining healthy relationships. They are stated limits that build integrity and authenticity in our relationships with others. Setting Healthy Boundaries lets others know what is OK and what is NOT OK. When our boundaries are respected, we feel safe and ... [Read More]

Trauma, Social Media and Self Care

Social media increasingly allows us to become more connected to our communities and to local, national and global events in real time. As we find ourselves with more immediate access to information and news, we also experience the tragedies and traumas of the world as they occur. Over the past few ... [Read More]

Helping Someone with Depression: 5 Ways to Be Supportive

Sometimes it is difficult to know how to approach a loved one about their depression. Watching someone suffer from depression can cause tremendous pain and can result in the non-depressed person feeling a mix of emotions including loneliness, guilt, helplessness and anger. If you have ever ... [Read More]

4 Strategies for Overcoming Rejection

Everything from "we've decided to hire someone with a little more experience" to "he/she is just not that into you" all point to one uncomfortable yet inevitable part of life: REJECTION. Many of us try desperately to avoid rejection because frequently it comes with a list of concerns about our own ... [Read More]

3 Things to Avoid on a First Date

Going on a first date can be nerve racking. There are so many questions that can lead to anxiety. What to wear? Where to go? How do you split the bill? With so many unanswered questions dates can take an awkward turn that can end a new relationship dead in its tracks. Here are three things to avoid ... [Read More]

7 Ways to Cultivate your Creativity

Spring has finally sprung in New York City! After the overcast skies, heavy sweaters and stagnancy of winter, this season of color, vibrancy and growth never fails to stir my creative spirit. From a scientific perspective, creativity can be understood as the ability to come up with something ... [Read More]

5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety Before a Stressful Event

Sweaty palms, increased heart rate, racing thoughts, negative self-talk, and nervous tics...We've all been there.  These are just some of the common reactions we have right before a stressful event.  It can seem like we have no control over the anxiety, which typically leaves us feeling powerless ... [Read More]