Microaggressions & Culturally Competent Healthcare As healthcare providers for transgender, gender non-conforming or gender non-binary people, it is extremely important to continue learning about the population you treat because terminology and other things are changing constantly.  It isn’t necessary to be perfect or never make mistakes, but it is important to be understanding of the…

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This is the first in a series of blog posts that will cover several ways in which healthcare workers can help make the healthcare experience more comfortable, safer, and accessible for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals.

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The last few things I’ll add about self-care… As we’ve been exploring, self-care isn’t just about a bubble bath and exercise.  Think outside the box and find new ways to rejuvenate your energetic supply.  There isn’t a prescription and it will evolve for you over time.  Sometimes we may need a lot more or different…

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Get creative – creativity is so important and helpful when it comes to self-care.  This can be as easy as getting an adult coloring book or making a new music playlist for yourself to listen to (and sing with) in the car. You could take a class in art/music/photography (and many others) or pick up…

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One of the most important tools that consistently gives back the most for the least amount of time and energy is… **drum roll please** a gratitude journal.  And, what better time of year to remember to give thanks (or gratitude) than Thanksgiving.  This is also a good time of year to make a commitment to…

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Disagreements within couples can be heated, intense, scary and painful at times.  However, these same disagreements can also bring a couple much closer together and help cultivate a partnership by getting on the same page.  Relationships are difficult in part because it is a bringing together of distinctly different people with very different upbringings.  Of…

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This post has been inspired by two sources.  The first being a recent trip to Greece and the second a podcasted talk by one of my favorite resources, Tara Brach.  The particular talk is entitled, “Human Doing to Human Being.”  If you’re interested, I encourage you to listen to it because she’s able to give…

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When I first started offering online services to clients, it was out of necessity.  Initially, I admit that I was skeptical about the effectiveness of e-therapy and my ability to connect to clients in the same way I do in person.  However, I have been pleasantly surprised by the many advantages online therapy provides clients,…

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I try to live my life with as much curiosity as possible.  There is always more to learn if you’re open and curious.  This is true for me in my line of work for sure, I’m curious about a lot when I sit with others talking about their deepest feelings and more difficult moments.  I…

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