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Presenting at the Sex Down South conference was an amazing experience for me. The energy was amazing! I really enjoyed myself and I’m already looking forward to next year. Quite a few attendees to my presentations asked if I would be willing to post my presentations on...

In the previous post, we looked at ways to handle anxiety in the moment -- how to talk yourself off the ledge when you are feeling worried, nervous, or panicky. In this post, we’ll discuss identifying the source of your anxiety -- whether it’s part of another disorder...

Anxiety is one of the most uncomfortable emotions, and so common for those of us in marginalized communities. Whether we are LGBTQ, Kink/BDSM/Leather, engaged in sex work or living some form of non-monogamy, we are exposed to potential judgement from others and ourselv...

Holiday guilt can take many forms. People often feel a responsibility to give gifts, visit with people, or attend gatherings when we don’t really want to.

In an ideal world we like our “family” members and relish the thought of gathering during holidays to show the love...

I'm sitting in a cafe near North Miami Beach, awaiting a celebratory meal. I just came from my “reveal” appointment with Dr. Garramone. I had what’s commonly called top-surgery last week, and today, I got to see the results.

I’m extremely happy with the results and for...

One of the questions I was asked during my presentation “Co-dependence or Interdependence” at Atlanta Poly Weekend 2018, was a question regarding relationship agreements and how they impact (often negatively) 3rd parties who had no say in the creation of those agreemen...

I had such a wonderful experience at Atlanta Poly Weekend (APW) this year! I hung out longer and talked with more people this year. I did a panel discussion and two presentations. The presentations were, "Become a Relationship Communication Rockstar," and "Co-dependenc...

January 28, 2018

Being a mental health professional, I tend to see clients when they are in conflict. They seek me out when they have tried to solve problems themselves and have reached an impasse. So, of course, my first three articles focused on important concepts for getting out of...

January 24, 2018

In my last article, we looked at an example where Rob was feeling anxious and angry about Julie’s other relationship and we determined that Julie was acting within her rights and Rob was (whether consciously or unconsciously) trying to make Julie responsible for his pa...

January 19, 2018

This concept comes up frequently in discussions about healthy personal boundaries.

It is referenced in Mark Manson’s article called “The Guide to Strong Boundaries.”

He says that good boundaries mean “taking responsibility for your actions and emotions while NOT taking r...

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