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Life Beyond Therapy: Love, friendship and “soul mates”

New research suggests that believing in the concept of a soul mate tends to make people more dissatisfied in their relationships.

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Life Beyond Therapy: The joys of youth

As a psychotherapist who sees lots of LGBT young men and women in their teens and early 20s, I feel like young people in our community are getting a bad rap: They’re slammed for narcissism, cell phone/technology obsession, selfishness … you name it.

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Care of older LGBT adults: New AGS recommendations

Health professionals who care for older adults can pioneer fairer and more equitable treatment for LGBT individuals subject to unfair discrimination in health care and society, this according to a new position statement from the American Geriatrics Society.

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Healing Within: Tips to manage stress

At some point in our lives we will all experience an imbalance within our health. It happens to the best of us. Through stress, poor eating habits, burning the candle at both ends, and overall lifestyle choices, our body takes a daily beating.

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Life Beyond Therapy: Sigmund Freud goes to Palm Springs

I was thinking recently of what it would be like if Sigmund Freud — the famous psychoanalyst — were alive today and joined me for a weekend in Palm Springs. He and I would sit by the pool at an LGBT-friendly resort during White Party weekend, margaritas in hand, watching the boys and girls go by.

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  • Life Beyond Therapy: Love, friendship and “soul mates”

    New research suggests that believing in the concept of a soul mate tends to make people more dissatisfied in their relationships.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: The joys of youth

    As a psychotherapist who sees lots of LGBT young men and women in their teens and early 20s, I feel like young people in our community are getting a bad rap: They’re slammed for narcissism, cell phone/technology obsession, selfishness … you name it.

  • Care of older LGBT adults: New AGS recommendations

    Health professionals who care for older adults can pioneer fairer and more equitable treatment for LGBT individuals subject to unfair discrimination in health care and society, this according to a new position statement from the American Geriatrics Society.

  • Healing Within: Tips to manage stress

    At some point in our lives we will all experience an imbalance within our health. It happens to the best of us. Through stress, poor eating habits, burning the candle at both ends, and overall lifestyle choices, our body takes a daily beating.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: Sigmund Freud goes to Palm Springs

    I was thinking recently of what it would be like if Sigmund Freud — the famous psychoanalyst — were alive today and joined me for a weekend in Palm Springs. He and I would sit by the pool at an LGBT-friendly resort during White Party weekend, margaritas in hand, watching the boys and girls go by.

  • ACTION ALERT! Fund set up to help Firestorm player, injured in freak accident at softball tourney

    Mike Petracca, who plays for the San Diego Firestorm softball team, was severely injured in a freak accident on Saturday, Jan. 18, while in Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in a softball tournament.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: "Eternal boy" syndrome

    Do you remember Peter Pan? His theme song was, “I won’t grow up.” While this may be charming in an animated Disney character, it’s not a good strategy for us as LGBT men and women.

  • Healing Within: Make lasting changes this year

    There are several things you can do to get back on track with your health. But the first thing you want to do is get real. Be honest with yourself.

  • Look Better Naked: Promote healthy living even during time of stress

    Practicing healthy lifestyles can help combat the negative impact of stress on telomeres, a part of chromosomes whose rate of shortening is considered a sign of aging.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: "I hate the holidays"

    Most of us suffer some negative effects from what I call RRT (Retailing/Religion/Tradition). Instead of falling victim to the effects of RRT, why not decide how you want to spend the next few weeks?

  • Look Better Naked: The gastro-immune system connection

    Antibiotics are prescribed to eliminate bad bacteria. Yet millions of “good bacteria” or probiotics also live in the gut and help to promote a healthy immune system. Most antibiotic treatments are not able to tell the difference between the two and tend to wipe out the population of good bacteria.

  • Covered California open enrollment begins Saturday

    Open enrollment for health coverage in 2015 through Covered California begins Saturday, Nov. 15 and leaders from the statewide health exchange are hitting the road to spread the word. Covered California representatives will be in San Diego today.

  • Life Beyond Therapy: Healthy boundaries

    A “healthy boundary,” psychologically, tells me when something is OK with me and when it’s not.

  • NCLR #BornPerfect campaign leaders to urge UN to oppose "ex-gay" therapy

    National Center for Lesbian Right’s #BornPerfect campaign leaders will meet with the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) and representatives of the U.S. Department of State about the need to protect LGBT youth worldwide from the dangers of anti-LGBT conversion therapy.

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  • Michael Sam: “I am not the only gay person in the NFL”

    “I am not the only gay person in the NFL. I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL."

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  • Positive Spin: Digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response

    Positive Spin features the personal experiences of five HIV-positive, gay black men who have successfully navigated the HIV care continuum, from diagnosis to treatment and, ultimately, to viral suppression, which helps those with HIV stay healthy, live longer and dramatically reduce their chances of passing the virus to others.