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Recommended Reading

Posted on November 10, 2018 at 7:55 PM

Below are some of my favorite books and blogs. Please feel free to share yours by getting in touch with me!

Tiny Buddha:

https://tinybuddha.com/books-and-things/

One of my favorite authors, Parker Palmer, on depression and on getting in touch with your authentic self:

http://letyourlifespeak.com/

You can take days or years to read this book. This is also a wonderful book to revisit:

https://shop.chopra.com/the-seven-spiritual-laws-of-success-pocket-si...

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Support Groups and Resources

Posted on October 3, 2018 at 9:20 PM

Whether you're looking for a support group or want to see what resources are available in St. Louis for the LGBTQIA+ community, Children's Hospital has comprised this super useful handout. While it's not comprehensive, it is a great place to start. Have a look!

https://www.stlouischildrens.org/sites/default/files/health_resources/familyresource/files/LGBT%20Resources%20and%20Support%20Groups_0.pdf

Self Compassion Week Challenge

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 8:10 PM

What would it be like to treat yourself with the same respect as you would an honored guest? If you could invite anyone whom you admired and respected into your home, how would you treat them? Sometimes, we reserve the worst messages for ourselves, but it doesn't have to be that way. This week, try and commit to treating yourself with dignity, respect, and patience. See how it feels. It might feel awkward at first, but with practice it will get easier.

Dr. Kristin Neff is a leading res...

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Messages We Tell Ourselves

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 12:20 AM

What messages are you holding onto? Which ones would youlike to let go of? Maybe they are messages from your past, from friends, family, or teachers. They might be ones you have grown up with, heard in movies or songs, or read in books. The messages we tell ourselves are important. They can affect our self esteem, and influence how we see ourselves and others. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is the gift of new messages--re-written to help you move forward.

For example, this...

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Walk for Awareness

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Whether you walk to honor a loved one, raise awareness or find community, participating in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of The Darkness Community Walk is a great opportunity to join with others to help reduce the annual suicide rate. Check out details for this year's walk in September:

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=5227

There are many ways to help: walking, donating, spreading the word. No matter which you cho...

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Makeovers on a Mission

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 9:10 PM

Whether you are beginning your gender journey, are in the process of transitioning, or just want some ideas to freshen up your look and improve your confidence, Sephora (makeup and skin care boutique) now offers a class specifically tailored to the LGBTQIA+ community taught by trans sensitive instructors. Enrollment is now open at the Sephora in the St. Louis Galleria and the West County Mall.

More info below:

https://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?tab=classes

https...

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