Choose a Word to Live By

Starting the new year is exciting -- it is an opportunity to start off fresh and think about the change we want to implement in our lives. But about this time after the holiday cheer has died down, we may start to feel the stress associated with our new year resolutions. They may feel burdensome or ... [Read More]

Make Wellness Your Resolution

At the start of a new year people reflect on the resolutions for the new year. They may be grand resolutions that are difficult to achieve, which can lead to stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. Instead, think about committing in small ways to wellness. These small tweaks to your daily life can ... [Read More]

5 Ways to Shift Negative Thinking [Video Blog]

    Everyday can be a struggle to get a hold on our thoughts. Our minds can start to rapidly take over causing us to feel anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. We are told to think positively and everything will be better: it is often easier than it sounds. The negative thoughts ... [Read More]

Common Fears of Starting Therapy

The decision to seek out therapy can be wrought with fear, ambivalence and shame. You may be struggling with some issue or you may want to improve your own mental state. And while popular culture affirms the merits of wellness, too often mental health is still stigmatized, making the decision to ... [Read More]

4 Tips for Getting Better Sleep! [Video Blog]

Here are 4 tips for getting better sleep: 1) Set a Bedtime Routine. 2) Set a Wake-Up Routine. 3) Use Your Bedroom for Sleep and Sex. 4) Turn Your Phone Off. Have any tips or thoughts for improved sleep habits? Please share them below! Adam Joncich, Ph.D. is a ... [Read More]

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]