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How to Heal from Sexual Trauma
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How to Heal from Sexual Trauma Sexual trauma is so much more common than most of the world believes. Sure, we hear about the #metoo movement, “date-rape,” and high-profile media stories, but what about individuals that never come forward. Those … Read More

3 Techniques to Help Cope with Trauma Flashbacks
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3 Techniques to Help Cope with Trauma Flashbacks Trauma has such a wide variety of symptoms and presents differently for each person. We could spend hours discussing the different manifestations of trauma. Still, one of the most prevalent and challenging … Read More

Out of the Closet, into a Room
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Out of the Closet, into a Room by Jody Galadriel Friend  I grew up in East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. My dad was a pastor and my mom was the worship leader at church, as … Read More

How to Improve Sex Through Mindfulness
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What is Mindfulness? To put it simply, mindfulness is paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment–including thoughts, emotions, and senses–and noticing them without judgment.  The two key components of mindfulness are awareness and acceptance. Awareness is simply becoming … Read More

Fall in Love with Date Nights
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Fall in Love with Date Nights As I think about my first date I travel back to my teenage years, welcoming an abundance of feelings and thoughts. I exited my bedroom that was left in a disarray because of how … Read More

Benefits of Healthy Friendships
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Benefits of Healthy Friendships July 30 is International Friendship Day.  According to Google, “International Friendship Day was declared by the United Nations in 2011 to foster friendships and bridge the gap between race, religion, and other determinants keeping people from … Read More

Self Care
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Self Care I am the person in the friend group that wants to make sure everyone is in a good space. I am the family member that uses my own energy in hopes to help everyone get along during the … Read More

How Love can Lead you to Acceptance
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How Love can Lead you to Acceptance Pride Month for many people in the LGBTQ+ community is a time to celebrate our identities, connect with others, and remember our vibrant history, and it is also a time for us to … Read More

Intersex: Let’s Talk About the “I” in LGBTQIA+
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Intersex: Let’s Talk About the “I” in LGBTQIA+ Intersex is one of the less-frequently discussed identities included in the LGBTQIA+ acronym.  Lately I’ve had a few conversations with friends and family members who have never heard of the term intersex. … Read More

5 Things to Remember When You Don’t Feel Proud During Pride Month
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5 Things to Remember When You Don’t Feel Proud During Pride Month June is quickly becoming synonymous with rainbows, parades, waving flags, energetic celebrations, and other symbols of LGBTGEQIAP+ pride.  It’s exciting to see the progress society is making in … Read More

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy & Gender Affirming Practices
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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy & Gender Affirming Practices In case you haven’t noticed, June is Pride month, which is a great time to highlight LBGTQAI+-specific health issues. While healthcare for the community as a whole is notoriously lacking, healthcare for those … Read More

A Timeline of Change
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The Journey As many of us know (hopefully), the month of June is Pride Month! This month celebrates and acknowledges the tremendous resilience and determination of the LGBTQIA+ community. As we recognize the strength and courage of the LGTBQIA+ community … Read More

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