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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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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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5-23-2018 Quote of the day: Recovery

You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy.  You were created to be victorious.

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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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Relationship Check Up: What’s in Your Relationship Toolkit?

-Mayah Taylor, MA Relationships can be complicated. They require a lot of attention and nurturing. Often, we can get caught up in everything that life throws at us and forget to nurture and tend to our relationship. In this blog, we’d like to share with you tips that you can use to check up on […]

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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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