In media sex is portrayed as wild, seamless, and mind-blowing. The reality of sex is not that easy. It takes a lot of work.
I support and do my best to advocate for the transgender and non-binary community. Part of my work as a therapist is to bring that same allyship to the therapy setting by supporting trans and non-binary people in therapy either directly or when working with a family member/friend of a trans* person.
One small, but very important way to support a trans* person is to show respect by getting pronouns correct. For various reasons that can be difficult to do. If this has ever been a struggle for you, the Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right & What It Teaches Us About Gender by Davey Shlasko is a brief booklet that can help.
The idea of this week’s topic came from my own restless sleep last Sunday, the night I posted my previous blog post, “What’s Better Than Food and Sex? Meth, That’s What.” My mind was “on fire” as my own therapist put it. No matter how hard I tried to reason with my brain to shut down for the night, instead I continued to think about my career dreams, those aspirational thoughts that usually happen while daydreaming. Continue reading “Navigating Sleep When You’re Up All Night Thinking About Everything, and other Distractions.”
Hey there! Long time no blog, yah? As I’m sure many of you have experienced at one point or another, building habits is hard. While not prioritizing time to blogging, I’ve taken an online class and more responsibility at work in order to learn about substance use, abuse, and recovery.
Since my last post, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what it means to talk about sex in a community mental health setting. I realized I’ve been approaching it wrong! I’m okay with admitting that.