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Boundaries are Friggin’ Important- According to Brené Brown

“Boundaries are friggin’ important.” That’s a direct quote from an interview with Brené Brown, a leader in the field of research on vulnerability, empathy and shame. If you’re looking for some inspiration, I highly recommend you check out Brené Brown’s videos. She’s a passionate and inspiring speaker and storyteller. (Warning- you may get sucked in…

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forgiveness in relationships

Relationship Deal Breakers and How to Forgive?

The concept of forgiveness is a simple one, to pardon an offense or let go of resentment. However writers and philosophers have written about the topic for thousands of years. According to Mahatma Gandhi, “the weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Fred Luskin, PhD Fred Luskin, PhD, director of the…

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3 Creative Ideas for Increasing Your Sense of Connection

Last Friday night I was exhausted from the week and decided to spend the evening alone on the couch watching TV.  I’m sure you can relate. Spending a night at home relaxing is certainly a method for self-care from time to time, however if you have a pattern of disconnecting from other people there could…

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lgbtq therapy san francisco, ca

It’s Still Hard to be Gay, Studies Show

As a psychotherapist working with the gay community in San Francisco, Michael Hobbes’ piece Together Alone- the Epidemic of Gay Loneliness provides statistics for something I see in my office on a daily basis. Gay men are struggling more, risking more and suffering more than their straight counterparts. The Cost According to a number of…

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A Tough Question I Ask All Couples

Starting couples therapy can be a scary and overwhelming experience. If you’re considering see a couples therapist, chances are you’re already experiencing stress at home and something has gone astray in your relationship. Objectives of Couples Therapy One of the most important objectives of couples work is to try and get everyone back on the…

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