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Four Ways to Become More Self Compassionate

In my last blog post, I discussed self-compassion. Self-compassion is exactly what it sounds like – being compassionate to yourself. Just like riding a bike, it is a skill and takes practice and time to get good at it. However...

What is Self-Compassion?

As human beings, we tend to be our own worst critics. When we make a mistake, we are very quick to judge, saying things like, “Wow, I’m such an idiot! I can’t believe I messed up so badly” or “I’m...

Understanding Transgenderism

Sex vs. Gender Identity. Before delving into a discussion about what it means to be transgender, its important to clarify some terms. The term “sex”refers to our biological characteristics as either male or female (i.e. either having an XX or...

Tips for Being Assertive

Being assertive is hard for a lot of people. We worry about conflict, about being viewed as aggressive, or we just don’t want to put in the effort. But regardless of how we feel, learning to assert yourself is important...

5 Techniques for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep and Treating Insomnia

Being unable to sleep can be extremely frustrating. You turn the light out, ready for a nice long sleep. Instead, you find yourself tossing and turning, reliving events from the day over in your mind and worrying about what’s coming...