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Big T vs Little T Trauma

What is trauma? We’ve talked about it a bit on our blog before, but to experience trauma is to live through a distressing event that creates long lasting pain or distress in our lives, which in turn can impact our ability to cope or function. Trauma is describing that emotional response to the event–the long […]

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Grieving Relationships We Didn’t Have

There are many different types of grief in the world. Recently we talked about queer grief and what it can look like to honor that grief. We’ve also discussed the grief that comes with:  Losing a pet Holidays  Collective loss Career changes Divorce  Moving But what about relationships you never had? Can you grieve those? […]

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Honoring Queer Grief

It’s true that everyone, at some point, will experience grief in their life. As we’ve written about before on the blog, grief can be felt for any number of reasons, like losing a friend, switching jobs, moving, divorce, and yes, death. Grief is a universal human experience, but we all experience it a little differently. […]

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Journal Prompts for Post-Vaccine Anxiety

Reentry into the world post-vaccine can feel scary and unpredictable.  It’s completely normal to be feeling anxiety about it! We’ve spent over a year trying to figure out how to live away from people, it’s natural that it’s going to take a little while to adjust back to being around them again! And now especially […]

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7 Resources for Allies During Pride Month

In the United States, June is recognized as Pride Month. The history of Pride is much different than the way it looks today. While now we think of celebration and parades, Pride started through the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969. Stonewall is seen as the starting point of the modern LGBTQ+ rights […]

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How Long Does the Grieving Process Last?

At some point or another, we will all experience grief. Grief is an intense emotion, so it makes sense that we won’t want to be dealing with it all the time. We’ve all had to get more up close and personal with grief in the last year than we’re used to, and it can be […]

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How to Deal with a Toxic Family Member

How to Deal with a Toxic Family Member

Dealing with a toxic family member can be uniquely painful. We’re taught that family is a central part of our lives, so experiencing harm at the hands of family members can be devastating. We often look to our families for trust, safety, and guidance, so when they make us feel unsafe, it can be jarring. […]

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The Top 7 Benefits of Group Therapy

When you picture therapy, what do you imagine? Is it you, laying on a couch talking to a therapist about your relationship with your parents? A common assumption about therapy is that there’s only one way to do it, but there isn’t one single way to approach therapy. There are different modalities that therapists use, […]

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4 Things to Do When Your Anxiety Feels Too Big

Anxiety is something we all feel from time to time. Whether that’s the feeling of anxiety, or an anxiety disorder, we can all benefit from having some new coping mechanisms on hand. So today, we’ve put together a list of 4 at-home methods you can try when your anxiety feels too big. 1. Put an […]

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