Painful Obstacles for LGBTQ+ Youth: The Results

Painful Obstacles for LGBTQ+ Youth: The Results

In my last blog I described what it was like growing up struggling with issues around gender and sexual identity. What is still heartbreaking to me about this is I was navigating these complex issues mostly on my own. I was too fearful about what would happen if I...
The Cycle of Addiction: Ritualization

The Cycle of Addiction: Ritualization

In my last blog, I introduced the sexual addiction cycle from Patrick Carnes, as shared in his book Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. I shared about the first part of the addiction cycle, called preoccupation and some helpful things to consider when...