Self-Care

As an individual and couples therapist in San Francisco, I provide tools and resources that can be used for self-care.  Topics covered in this blog include mindfulness, meditation, stress management, relationship problems and other self-care content.

mindfulness tools for gay men

Mindfulness tools for gay men

Mindfulness is a way of staying present, both in our bodies and with our emotions.  For those of us in the LGBTQ community, it can be helpful to have mindfulness strategies to use when things get overwhelming.   How can mindfulness be useful for gay men? As gay men, we often do everything we can…

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ending the year with gratitude, authenticity and hope

How to end the year with gratitude, authenticity and hope

The end of the year can be a challenging time for many people. Anytime you mix family, alcohol and expectations you’re bound to have some disappointment. Chances are you’re reading this because you want some inspiration and you have an intention to move through the holiday season in a different way this year.  A better…

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healing childhood trauma

Hope for healing childhood trauma

There is hope for healing childhood trauma. Maybe you grew up in a household where one of your parents drank too much or suffered from mental illness? Maybe you raised yourself or were a victim of childhood sexual abuse or assault? Living through those types of childhood experiences can leaving lasting scars. Healing childhood trauma…

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love yourself, flaws and all

How to love yourself, flaws and all

When you feel like you don’t fit in, it’s hard to love yourself, flaws and all. Our culture makes it extremely difficult to feel like you’re enough, just as you are. We place value on things like success, wealth, beauty and achievement. The Trance of Unworthiness The author and psychotherapist Tara Brach has addressed the…

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Brene Brown on setting Boundaries

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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