Books, Sexuality

Book Reflection: Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right & What It Teaches Us About Gender

Trans* Ally WorkbookI 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.

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Food, Mental Health, Sexuality

Navigating Sleep When You’re Up All Night Thinking About Everything, and other Distractions.

linh-nguyen-110183The 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.”

Food, Mental Health, Sexuality

What’s Better Than Food and Sex? Meth, That’s What.

sad methHey 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.

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