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Thinking of Coming Out?

-Mayah Taylor, MA Coming out is a pivotal and momentous moment for an individual in the LGBTQ community. It is  also noted that coming out is not just one single moment or event. It’s actually lifelong and marked by multiple moments of coming out. It is a process that involves understanding, accepting, and valuing your […]

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From Shame To Pride: Celebrating Freedom and Love

-Mayah Taylor, MA Gay Pride The feeling of shame is a common emotion experienced among members of the LGBTQ community. It’s the most common emotion struggled with next to guilt. Shame is feeling bad about who you are. The toxic emotion of shame prevents those who experience the emotion from feeling pride about who they […]

Coming Out: What Parents of LGBTQ Teens Can Do

-Mayah Taylor, MA The coming out process is just that… a process. It can be difficult and very emotional for a LGBTQ teen. It should also be known that coming out is not just a single moment where a member of the LGBTQ community is sharing their gender identity or sexual orientation with another person. […]

quote of the day: The more I realize.

Quote of the day: The more I realize.

The older I get, the more I realize I don’t want to be around drama, conflict, or stress. I want to cozy up to a good book, with good food, and to be surrounded by dope people.

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10 Things Your LGBTQ Teen Wants You to Know

-Mayah Taylor The adolescent stage in our life cycle is often one of the most challenging stages. Adolescents are faced with the challenges of figuring out where they fit in, dealing with changes in their body and emotions, becoming more responsible for themselves and less reliant on their parents, and identifying who they are. Imagine […]

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The Thin Line between Diet and Eating Disorder

Diet. Many of us have been on them for the sole purpose of loosing weight to fit into that swimsuit or to look a certain way. When we diet, we have an end goal in mind. And once we reach that goal, the diet stops. Or, we stop the diet before we reach that number […]

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How to Set Healthy Expectations

-Mayah Taylor, MA   Expectations in a relationship can be helpful in getting each participants needs met. They can also be damaging when we set unrealistic expectations upon the relationship, the other person, and even ourselves. Today’s blog focuses on tips on how to set healthy expectations in your relationship.   Understand and Communicate   […]

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How to Replace Pain with Love and Kindness

-Mayah Taylor, MA   Loss can be painful. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, loss of a relationship, or the loss of pet. The loss can be so painful that sometimes we find ourselves getting stuck in that pain and are not able to move forward from that pain to continue living […]

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5-21-2018 Quote of the day: Remaking Ourselves

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world … as in being able to remake ourselves. -Mahatma Gandhi

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Loneliness: How to Make Connections Count

-Mayah Taylor, MA Loneliness can be defined as a state of solitude or being alone. Humans are social creatures. At our core our need to connect is innate. Our social connections are a key source of our happiness, mental health, and emotional health. Loneliness isn’t limited to internal circumstances such as being a natural introvert […]


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